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New Mapping Tool to Assess Water Risk

January 30, 2013 - in Water

The World Resources Institute (WRI) today launched a new online tool that maps water risk worldwide based on the most current, highest resolution data available. Companies, investors, and governments can use the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas to see how water…

Smart Communities will Build Green Infrastructure

January 23, 2013 - in Stormwater, Water

The communities of the future will be smarter about their use of resources.  That seems inevitable. More investment is flowing to technologies such as…

Rockefeller Foundation Announces Support for RE.invest Initiative

January 21, 2013 - in Water

The Rockefeller Foundation announced its support for a new public-private program that will help cities across the country finance and build resilient…

Texas Lawmakers Want $2B for Water Infrastructure

January 11, 2013 - in Water

A Republican lawmaker is proposing Texas spend $2 billion to implement a sweeping plan to ensure the drought-prone state has enough water for its rapidly expanding population. Two bills filed Thursday by state Rep. Allan Ritter would double the amount of…

Azerbaijan's Water Infrastructure Project Wins Be Inspired Award

January 8, 2013 - in Wastewater, Water

Azersu OJSC, an organization in charge of state policy and strategy in the field of water supply, drinking water supply, and sanitation services, today announced that its GIS-based Infrastructure Asset Management project in Baku, Azerbaijan, has won a 2012 Be…

Azerbaijan’s Water Infrastructure Project Wins Be Inspired Award

January 8, 2013 - in Wastewater, Water

Azersu OJSC, an organization in charge of state policy and strategy in the field of water supply, drinking water supply, and sanitation services, today announced that its GIS-based Infrastructure Asset Management project in Baku, Azerbaijan, has won a 2012 Be…

Portland Press Urges Infrastructure Repair

January 2, 2013 - in Water

Portlanders got a nasty surprise one morning last month when a water main collapsed, flooding a busy intersection and damaging cars and buildings during the morning rush hour. The incident left much of the city without water for several hours and led to a…

Green Infrastructure as a Means of Saving Money

December 27, 2012 - in Stormwater, Water

To lessen this deluge of diffuse pollution — a problem faced by many regions worldwide — Seattle is looking not at new and expensive sewage treatment infrastructure. Instead it is embracing an innovative solution to storm water runoff called green infrastructure,…

Investing in Resilient Infrastructure After Superstorm Sandy

December 19, 2012 - in Water

When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in early November, it wreaked unprecedented destruction.  In addition to flooding streets and subway tunnels, uprooting trees, damaging cars and houses, and injuring and killing residents of the area, Sandy also caused…

SuperSurv Improves Facility Monitoring and Management for Water and Gas Lines in Italy

December 5, 2012 - in Oil & Gas, Water

SuperSurv, the cost-effective mobile GIS solution for Android-powered devices developed by SuperGeo, recently selected by S T A F s.r.l. to monitor the water and gas lines and georeference house numbers for effective facility and accidental information management…