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Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers

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Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.

Expert Interview with Tetra Tech's John Sachs, Director of Project Finance

Accelerating investment in aging water infrastructure through the U.S. government’s WIFIA program
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John Sachs has more than twenty years of experience in executing private equity and debt placements, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, project finance, and PPP transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has led advisory teams on successful transactions on three continents. Mr. Sachs has been responsible for all aspects of due diligence, feasibility studies, structuring and running tenders for investment, valuation, risk assessment and raising debt and equity for projects.

Cyber-Defenders in the New Battle to Protect Big, Connected Machines

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Each morning, Katie Pehrson checks her smartphone, puts on her smartwatch and starts her day. As she shuts the door behind her, her thermostat adjusts to save energy while she’s gone. She leaves home with the peace of mind provided by her smart security system and smart smoke detector, both of which notify her smartphone if any problems arise while she is at work. Smart, right?

UPS Logistics and Technology Solutions Help TerraCycle Divert 40 Million Pounds of Waste from Landfills

Recycling Innovator and UPS Turn Trash to Treasure
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ATLANTA, August 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Global customs and logistics solutions by UPS (NYSE: UPS) are powering TerraCycle’s mission to transform hard-to-recycle items like toothpaste tubes and snack bags into new products, diverting 40 million pounds of waste from landfills since 2012.

Keep Lexington Beautiful and Keep Charlotte Beautiful Drastically Decrease Cigarette Litter in Respective Communities

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Communities that implemented Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) in 2016 saw an average reduction of 60 percent in cigarette litter. Two affiliates, Keep Lexington Beautiful (KLB) in Lexington, Kentucky, and Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) in Port Charlotte, Florida, were no exception.

Maximizing Smart Grid Deployments Through Communications and Network Infrastructure

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The future of electric utilities is tightly bound to their ability to provide automated distribution of electric services. To support these evolving intelligent delivery systems, reliable high performance Internet Protocol (IP) data communications are required. Today’s utility communications networks consist of two distinct parts: Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), with the IT network supporting the business operations and the OT network supporting electric service delivery operations.

Four Key Steps to Optimizing Data for Enterprise Asset Management

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Many water leaders face a conundrum – they know massive system investments are needed, but have a steep hill to climb to gain necessary approvals and rate recovery for such investments. Stand-alone, multimillion dollar technology programs often take a back seat to repairing and replacing aging distribution system assets.

Atlas Copco Opens LEED Certified Plant in South Carolina

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Atlas Copco celebrated the grand opening of our new, LEED Certified, South Carolina plant with tours, speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility will help us continue to deliver sustainable productivity.

Watch video here.

Learn more about sustainability at Atlas Copco here.

Sahibabad, India, Green Team Conserves Water, Harvests Rain to Benefit Environment, Community

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Our manufacturing facility in Sahibabad, India, is in the heart of India's water crisis. The country's water shortage – caused by drought, urbanization, a dramatically increasing population and more – leaves 77 million people in India without access to safe drinking water and overstresses groundwater resources.

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