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America’s WETLAND Foundation Report Says Private Investment Can Restore Coast

December 17, 2014 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

New Orleans, La., Dec. 17, 2014—The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today released findings from its recent convening of diverse costal leaders, calling for cooperation within the science community on setting ecosystem values along the Gulf Coast and…

Cities Look to Nature to Bridge Water Investment Gap

December 10, 2014 - in Analysis, Financial, Planning, Water

The water sector has always struggled for investment, and each year the gap between dollars being spent and dollars that need to be spent on critical…

New Report: Action Needed Now to Fix Climate Change Preparedness Deficit

October 21, 2014 - in Environment, Financial, Maintenance

MERRIFIELD, Va., Oct. 21, 2014—Climate impacts are hitting home faster than governments are adapting, but it’s not too late to protect our communities…

PG&E’S Smart Grid Delivers Customer Benefits And Improved Reliability

October 2, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today released its third annual Smart Grid report, detailing progress the company is making in creating a 21st century electric system. The report outlines the company's use and testing…

UK Transport Organization Reveals a Vision for Spatial Transportation Planning to 2035

October 2, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

A new report, A Vision for Transport Planning, has been produced and published by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Transport Planning Society (TPS), setting out the key role transport planning can play in meeting the pressing…

New ASCE Report Details Life Cycle Cost Analysis to Maximize Transportation Project Funding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014—Despite the majority of transportation industry practitioners’ agreement that the full cost of a project—including long-term operation and maintenance—should be considered in decision-making, only 48 percent of practitioners…

New Report Shows Status Quo on Infrastructure Hampers Competitiveness

September 24, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects

A new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by Inforum at the University of Maryland offers a view into the economic benefits the U.S. economy would reap with a more concerted effort to address the nation’s…

Mid-Atlantic Experiences the Most Nuisance Flooding Since the 1960s

August 18, 2014 - in Projects, Stormwater

Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”--which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure--are on the East Coast, according to…

IMF: Infrastructure Drive May Not Fuel Much Growth

August 14, 2014 - in Uncategorized

Infrastructure is at the top of the agenda in the world of economic policy as officials try to rev up a nearly idling global growth engine. But will it deliver the long-term growth gains that policymakers claim? History indicates not, according to a new working…

“Making The Grade” Group Calls For Six-Point Plan to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure and Revive the Country’s Competitiveness

June 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling

Today at the National Press Club, a new report was released that outlines innovative new ways that the federal government, industry and other stakeholders can work together to solve the crisis of the failing state of U.S. infrastructure. Entitled “ Making…