Reflections on World Water Week 2017

“Water and waste: reduce and reuse” was the theme of this year’s World Water Week, attended by more than 3,000 in Stockholm. As usual, the topics discussed were wide-ranging. The following are some that caught my attention. Back to the future Non-networked solutions and approaches, like fecal-sludge management (FSM) services, have captured the imagination and […]

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What makes a resilient neighborhood?

The issues of urbanization, globalization and climate change are playing out at a city scale, posing new challenges and uncertainty to all of us living in cities. It used to be that a sustainable neighborhood was one that used less energy and less water and was made of renewable materials. While those are still important […]

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Being Well: Challenges in designing healthy, sustainable buildings

While buildings traditionally provide comfort and protection from external threats, we are discovering health risks associated with our internal environments. With people now spending 90 percent of time indoors, it is evident that we must design, construct and operate buildings that are both sustainable and healthy. The criteria in new standards like WELL and Fitwel […]

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Pollinate India: Checking in with the ‘Worker Bees’

Hi, I’m Melissa Ng, currently in India working with thriving social business Pollinate Energy. Along with my AECOM colleague Cat Ganley, I’m continuing to share my experiences right here on AECOM’s Impact blog. I had vague ideas of what an Indian slum would be like. On one hand, some of these notions turned out to […]

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#InfrastructureWeek: New technologies and efficiencies for the energy of the future

Today, our energy delivery system is undergoing large-scale change as utilities and developers demand high-efficiency, distributed energy systems, including renewable energy, such as wind and solar photovoltaic systems. We have the opportunity to re-engineer our systems using new technologies that increase system reliability, resiliency and sustainability at reduced cost. Such changes are required as our […]

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#InfrastructureWeek: Delivering higher-value infrastructure through P3s

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the United States must invest a total of $3.3 trillion by 2025 to meet our nation’s infrastructure needs. The pipeline of projects is impressive, from road and bridge improvements and water-treatment plants, to a growing number of airport enhancements and the increasingly active higher-education sector. The quickest […]

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#InfrastructureWeek: Join us, and bring your ideas

It’s Infrastructure Week and innovation is in the spotlight. There are countless interpretations of the concept. Sure, it’s a fusion of creative problem-solving and strategic actions to improve our offerings. And, yes, it requires that we think long-term in our solutions, imagine answers that go beyond expectations, and collaborate to push boundaries. But at AECOM […]

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