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ARUP Reveals a Vision of the Future of Rail

June 25, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

The Future of Rail 2050 unveils a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate change and emerging technologies. The report foresees predictive maintenance of rail lines by robot drones; driverless trains…

United Water Issues Report on Sustainable Development Program

June 6, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Water

On the occasion of World Environment Day, United Water—one of the nation’s leading water and environmental services companies—released its annual…

Hurrricane Sandy to Katrina: Two Disasters Exceeding $200 billion in Damages Set Stage for Opening of 2014 Hurricane Season

May 30, 2014 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

At a recent summit in New York's financial district, the news was pay now or pay much more later. Speaker after speaker either showed scientific evidence…

New ARCADIS Report: Built Assets Contribute $27 trillion to Global Economy

May 30, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

Built assets generated a total global income of $27.1 trillion in GDP in 2013 according to a new study published by ARCADIS, (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm. Developed in conjunction with the Centre…

Global Outage Management System Industry Analysis, Growth and Forecast: 2019

May 13, 2014 - in Energy, Maintenance

OMS is a tool for identifying and improving the efficiency of restoration and communication with customers. OMS integrates with systems such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA), Distribution Automation (DA) System, Automatic Meter Reading…

Finding Europe’s Quiet Areas

April 30, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

At least 110 million people are adversely affected by noise from Europe’s busiest roads alone. People need to escape this pollution and access quiet places to work, relax and live a healthy life. Such ‘quiet areas’ should be protected under EU legislation,…

Temporary Waters & Intermittent Streams at Risk: International Team of Scientists Urge Science-Based Policy

March 17, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Water

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Such is the case with temporary waters—defined as waterways that do not have visible connections to downstream or nearby surface waters throughout the year. A new article published today in…

Report Outlines More than 78,600 Clean Energy and Transportation Jobs in 2013

March 12, 2014 - in Energy, Projects, Transportation

More than 78,600 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in 2013 at 260 projects tracked by the nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Solar power generation was the year’s top sector with more than 21,600 jobs announced.…

Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adaptation Efforts

March 7, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

According to assessments by the National Research Council (NRC) and the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), U.S. energy infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to a range of climate change impacts--particularly infrastructure in areas prone to…

Stimulus Dollars Advance Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy In America’s Cities

March 5, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

Gresham (OR) Mayor Shane Bemis, Bridgeport (CT) Mayor Bill Finch and Carmel (IN) Mayor Jim Brainard presented the survey findings on a national press conference call to highlight local energy innovations championed by mayors in every part of the country. The…