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Creating a Smart, Sustainable City in Kenya

Providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and training to develop a new smart city in Kenya
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Tetra Tech is helping Kenya create a 5,000-acre technopolis, supporting the country as it grows into a globally competitive, prosperous nation. The Government of Kenya, through the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) selected Tetra Tech as the Master Delivery Partner 2 (MDP2) for the Konza Technopolis project. Tetra Tech is providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and capacity building to support KoTDA with the implementation of Phase I.

Are We Going in the Right Direction: How Can You Tell?

Using holistic management with a One Water approach provides a simple means for moving toward community goals
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Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, discusses how using holistic management principles and practices within a One Water approach can help communities integrate their water management with other community objectives and obtain greater public support by demonstrating how decisions benefit the community’s economy, quality of life, and environment. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Dr. Leon Downing Joins Black & Veatch As Water Technology Group Innovation Leader

Global Resource Recovery Expert to Provide Technology Guidance on Sustainability Projects
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch today announced its addition of wastewater treatment and resource recovery expert Leon Downing as a principal process and innovation leader in the global construction, engineering and consulting company’s Water Technology Group.

Why Collecting Less Water Data is Putting Us at Risk

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With climate change and water scarcity threatening countries around the world, we need global water data more than ever. Unfortunately, Xylem’s new research reveals that the world is actually collecting and sharing less water data from on-site sensors. A lot less.

This means governments and leaders are making decisions in the dark. Let’s make smarter decisions based on facts. Learn about this problem and what we can do to fix it.

Managing Water Supplies Through Innovation in Southern California

Tetra Tech helping the City of Lakewood, California, design their water capture system project to improve local water quality
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The City of Lakewood, California, hired Tetra Tech to design a new stormwater capture project that will improve water quality in the Los Cerritos Channel by removing pollutants conveyed within stormwater. The project consists of an air-inflated rubber dam diversion system to re-direct all runoff from the channel through a pre-treatment system to remove trash, debris, and sediment.

Tetra Tech Sponsors Upcoming Engineering News-Record Webinar on Building Utility Resilience for Water Extremes

Discussing best practices for drought-ridden, flood-prone, and coastal communities
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As communities around the world are impacted by ongoing weather extremes, local utilities face significant challenges to plan secure infrastructure to minimize service disruptions for their customers. Tetra Tech is sponsoring two Engineering News-Record (ENR) webinars focused on how utilities can prepare for potential impacts of water extremes—from drought to flooding and coastal inundation—and fund the necessary infrastructure to protect their communities.

Cleaning the Built Environment After the Big Celebration

by Daniel Rosen
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The city of Philadelphia’s football team won the big game for the first time ever and its long-suffering fan base celebrated the victory in kind. In February, the city held a massive parade for its football team, a turnout that some estimated teetered over 700,000 people (a spokesman for the City of Philadelphia did not have an official tally). With this great turnout came its inevitable byproduct: trash. Lots of trash.

Expert Interview With Leslie Turner, Drinking Water Expert

Providing alternative supplies to help municipalities deliver clean drinking water
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Leslie Turner has more than 20 years of experience in planning, permitting, design, project management, and construction management for water programs throughout the Southeastern United States. She has served in a senior management role for numerous engineering programs including water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, reclaimed water, and aquifer storage and recovery. She has extensive experience assisting clients with utility master planning and developing funding and capital improvement programs.

Smarter, Safer Cities: Smart City Thinking Can Improve Public Safety

Smart city elements have the potential to enable safer cities
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Smarter, Safer Cities: Improving Public Safety

Smart cities also can be “Safe Cities” through the integration of smart city and public safety initiatives. An estimated 20 Safe City pilot programs are underway across the United States, in addition to programs on nearly every continent, in cities such as Dubai, Singapore and London.

Are Smart Cities Real?

Has the smart city hype cycle finally run its course?
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Is the smart city hype cycle over? Have concerns about cost, security and public skepticism finally won out over the benefits of efficiency, sustainability and public safety? It is fair to consider whether the futuristic visions of hyper- connectivity and advanced livability, enabled by accessibility to vast streams of data, can withstand the very real concerns that municipalities cannot afford the technologies behind smart city projects. 

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