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National Grid Earns EEI Emergency Recovery Award for Storm Restoration Support Following Winter Storm Quiana

National Grid earns award for exceptional performance when restoring power to 365,000 in New York and New England following February storm
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WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been named the recipient of Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award for the company’s exceptional performance in restoring power after Winter Storm Quiana impacted more than 365,000 customers across upstate New York and New England.

Is America Ready for Natural Disasters? Insights and Advice from Booz Allen

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As summer approaches, so does the season of tornados, floods, and forest fires. People across America need to be ready for anything—but are they?

Booz Allen conducted a survey to find out how prepared Americans are for a natural disaster and how they would use technology in disaster response. Highlights follow, with tips for how government can help improve disaster response and community resilience.

People rely on technology—and need more information

Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork

Data is driving the discussion in the water industry
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In the water industry, data is driving the discussion. To understand what this means requires a story about motor oil. 

For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be based on individual driving style, the conditions and climate – even the type of oil used. But these real-world conditions don't tend to factor into the carmaker's original guidelines. 

From Internet of Things to Internet of Water: How Integrated Data Can Help Stop "Day Zero"

Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will be key to overcoming threats to our water supply
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The taps are flowing more freely in Cape Town, one of the world's premier tourist destinations and a cultural center of South Africa. In 2018, Cape Town residents stared down "Day Zero," the moment when the water system – jeopardized by the combination of population growth, drought cycles, aging infrastructure and deferred system improvements – was predicted to literally run dry.

Black & Veatch: Shift to Digital Water Can Help Overcome Threats to Water Supplies

New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 4 June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. From precise reads of consumption rates and customer engagement to improved leak detection and climate change planning, a new culture of data science can extend our supply to drive sustainability and resilience. The accelerating move to embrace digital water by service providers and industry leaders will also better inform the asset management and planning programs necessary to overcome continued funding challenges.

Ecocentricity Blog: Revisiting Maria

By: John A. Lanier
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Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

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Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

Tetra Tech Sponsored an Engineering News-Record Webinar on Resilient Building Design Strategies

Adapting building design to the changing climate
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With the rising frequency of extreme weather, the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry faces increasing demands to create buildings that can both survive in a changing climate and deliver superior performance across a range of conditions.

Tetra Tech Designs Innovative, High Performance Buildings

Improving energy and water efficiency to create sustainable, resilient structures around the world
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Tetra Tech works around the world with its clients to bring their ideas and projects to life. Our High Performance Buildings Group collectively delivers more than 170 years of experience to create sustainable, resilient structures that minimize energy and water use from Los Angeles to London and New York to Sydney.

In the Face of Aging Infrastructure, Oil & Gas Transportation Companies Need to Focus on Pipeline Integrity Management

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2.6 million miles of oil and gas pipeline in the United States- almost half of which is more than 50 years old. Pipeline failure can result in human injuries or fatalities, environmental damage, financial loss and reputational setback.

How can an oil and gas transportation company maintain the integrity of its pipeline? Read this and other useful information at Antea Group’s blog.

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5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019

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2018 proved to be an active year in Corporate Social Responsibility with issues related to sustainability, globalization, advocacy on social issues and multiple natural disasters in the forefront. Some of these issues and trends will continue into 2019, but leaders should expect to see the following noteworthy changes:

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