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Tetra Tech's Kevin Friedman Wins Company's 2020 Project Management Achievement Award

Incorporating advanced energy-efficient technologies to improve treatment efficiency, reduce power consumption, and minimize future rate impacts for residents
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Incorporating advanced energy-efficient technologies to improve treatment efficiency, reduce power consumption, and minimize future rate impacts for residents

As part of the Garney and Wharton-Smith design-build team, Tetra Tech’s Kevin Friedman and his design team developed innovative and cost-saving design solutions for the award-winning Hillsborough County Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility—the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hillsborough County, Florida.

Back to Basics: Recycling Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

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Do you find recycling confusing? If so, you’re not alone! According to a 2020 survey by OnePoll, one of the biggest barriers preventing people from recycling is a lack of understanding. Approximately 26% of survey respondents admitted they don’t know what materials can and cannot be recycled. 

Wisconsin Takes Proactive Approach to PFAS Regulation

Developing an action plan for PFAS regulation by collaborating with solid waste and wastewater industries and state agencies
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Tetra Tech’s Erica Lawson and Meleesa Johnson, the Director of Solid Waste Management for Marathon County, Wisconsin. wrote this piece to discuss the how the solid waste solutions and wastewater industries work together with state agencies to develop an action plan for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulation.

The original article appeared in Waste Advantage Magazine’s March 2021 issue.

Tetra Tech's 2021 Spring Solid Waste Webinar Series

Engaging with Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Solutions thought leaders
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Tetra Tech continues its 2021 Solid Waste Solutions Webinar Series this spring with a new line-up of great topics focused on emerging technologies and developments in the waste industry.

Starting March 24, 2021, virtually join Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Solutions experts in exciting discussions while earning professional development hours (PDH) for professional engineers. You can look forward to these topics throughout the series:

Three Tips That You Might Not Know for Saving Water in Your Yard

By Phil Dwyer, Ph.D. Research Principal, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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In celebration of World Water Day and spring greenup, we’re sharing tips and insights to help you understand ways to maximize lawn water use efficiency all season long.

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Scotts Expands Commitment to Long Island Water Quality with Turf Builder Long Island Lawn Food Designed to Help Local Residents Protect Water

Summary: 
  • 100% of product profits invested back into local water protection programs

  • Local efforts to educate homeowners on proper lawn care 

  • Expanded company investments on Long Island water infrastructure and outreach

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  • 100% of product profits invested back into local water protection programs

  • Local efforts to educate homeowners on proper lawn care 

  • Expanded company investments on Long Island water infrastructure and outreach

Recycling During a Pandemic: One Year Later

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As we reflect on a full year of COVID-19, it is obvious that our lives have been changed immeasurably, and business across the board has shifted to meet the demands of the “new normal.” 

From Ash Pond To Riverside Wetlands: Making the Business Case for Engineered Natural Technologies

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  • Presents a framework developed by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for assessing ecosystem services and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Dow used a specialized modeling tool, called the Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory (ESII) tool, developed in conjunction with TNC and Ecometrix Solutions Group.
  • Reviews the successful application of the framework to a restoration project, a 23-acre conservation wetland adjacent to Dow’s Michigan Operations plant site along the Tittabawassee River.
  • Ecosystem quantification facilitated the multi stakeholder engagement process (Dow, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the City of Midland) in defining the optimal restoration plan.
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Highlights

  • Presents a framework developed by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for assessing ecosystem services and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Dow used a specialized modeling tool, called the Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory (ESII) tool, developed in conjunction with TNC and Ecometrix Solutions Group.
  • Reviews the successful application of the framework to a restoration project, a 23-acre conservation wetland adjacent to Dow’s Michigan Operations plant site along the Tittabawassee River.
  • Ecosystem quantification facilitated the multi stakeholder engagement process (Dow, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the City of Midland) in defining the optimal restoration plan.

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