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Preparing for Hell and High Water

November 8, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

Changes are already happening to Earth's climate due to the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation and large-scale agriculture. As changes get more pronounced, people everywhere will have to adjust. In this week's issue of the journal Science, an international…

Global Study Shows 55 Percent Concerned About Drinking Water Quality

November 8, 2013 - in Projects, Water

The results of a study in Europe, the USA and Asia by Bluewater have revealed that almost fifty-five percent (54.7%) of householders are concerned about…

New Climate Change Study Advances Infrastructure Resilience Conversation in Canada

November 8, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

A new report by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) released today on the implications of climate change on…

TomTom Traffic Index Shows the Worst, Best Cities for Traffic Around the World

November 7, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

TomTom today released the sixth edition of its TomTom Traffic Index, the world’s most accurate barometer of traffic congestion in 169 cities across six continents. Vancouver has surpassed Los Angeles for the first time ever, ranking the most congested city…

Jamaica Get Help on Groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap

November 7, 2013 - in Energy, Planning, Projects, Roads, Transit

The Worldwatch Institute today launched its groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Jamaica, a look at the measures that the Jamaican government can take to transition its electricity sector to one that is socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable.…

Bentley Acquires Business of Engineering Systems, Australia-based Provider of Structural Analysis and Design Software

November 6, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it has acquired the business of Engineering Systems Pty Ltd, provider of structural analysis and…

Autodesk Provides 3D Design in a Browser, an Industry First

November 6, 2013 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Products

Autodesk, Inc. customers will now be able to access Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max design tools via a web browser. For the first time ever, customers can access full-fledged 3D design, engineering and entertainment work…

Urban Planning for a Changing Climate

November 6, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

Rising sea levels, severe storms, droughts, hotter summers and colder winters are just some of the threats Europe's cities face from a changing climate. Urban planners need to be able to take into account these and other effects of climate change if they are…

Campaigning for Low-Noise Tires in Europe

November 6, 2013 - in Analysis, Projects, Transportation

A Swiss communication campaign promoting the use of better tyres has won the European Soundscape Award 2013. The prize, presented by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Dutch Noise Abatement Society at the Gouden Decibel Award Ceremony in the Netherlands…

NIST Revises Smart-Grid Guidance with Focus on Security

November 6, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is revising its smart-grid guidance to address technological and policy changes over the past three years that have made the grid more susceptible to vulnerabilities and threatened utility customers' privacy.…