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NIST ‘Global City Teams Challenge’ to Create Smart Cities

August 10, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners today are kicking off the year-long Global City Teams Challenge to help communities around the world work together to address issues ranging from…

EPA Launches Third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest that engages college students in developing…

Esri Launches Climate Resilience App Challenge

March 10, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

In June 2013, President Obama announced a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. This blueprint for action includes the Climate Data Initiative, an effort…

EPA Launches WaterSense H2Otel Challenge to Encourage Water Savings

February 5, 2014 - in Projects, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge as a way for agency partners and other organizations to encourage hotels to use best management practices that will save water and money, while reducing greenhouse…

Architecture for Humanity Announced as Partner for 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

September 24, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

Former President Bill Clinton announced today a global commitment to the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge during the opening plenary of the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The Commitment to Action, led by The Rockefeller Foundation named Architecture…

The EPA Seeks a Sensor to Monitor Sewer Overflows

July 22, 2013 - in Maintenance, Wastewater, Water

A key to reducing sewer overflows in urban areas is the ability to effectively collect real-time information from these locations. The lack of cost-effective technologies to monitor such overflows often makes data collection efforts in these areas inefficient…

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…