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Interview With Candice Au-Yeung, Civil Engineer

Seizing opportunities to learn and mentor in the civil engineering field
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Candice Au-Yeung is a civil engineer and assistant project manager at Tetra Tech. She specializes in site-civil and pipeline design and planning for municipal combined sewer overflow programs. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering. We talked with Candice as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Convened Leading Environmental Organizations in Annapolis to Discuss Clean Water

Meeting covered water quality issues in conjunction with Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week
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As water quality issues continue to become environmental and health hazards across the United States, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation convened its National Partner Network to discuss solutions. On June 6, ScottsMiracle-Gro convened over 40 individuals from 14 top environmental organizations across the nation. The meeting focused on clean water issues and how each organization is addressing them.

Water, Air and Pentair: Supporting World Environment Day

by Marybeth Thorsgaard, Pentair Vice President of Communications and President of the Pentair Foundation
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Today is World Environment Day, an opportunity every June to celebrate and support environmental action.

Established by the United Nations in 1974, World Environment Day is supported by more than 100 countries. Every year, a timely theme is carefully chosen to resonate with one of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges. In turn, a host country takes on the task of highlighting the challenge and the ways they’re working to help solve it.

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. 

Ramez Naam on the Green New Deal, Pt. 2 + Sunscreen Bans

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If you've been wondering what people mean when they talk about a Green New Deal, today's episode of Sea Change Radio should help. This week we air the second half of our discussion with technologist Ramez Naam. Last week Naam shared some of the specifics of the Green New Deal. This we talk about the best way to pitch any plan to the American public, whether a measure for restricting individual consumption ought to be included in the plan, and the importance of considering vulnerable populations around the globe when crafting sound climate policy.

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.

Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water?

Three-quarters of the water industry finds aging infrastructure to be top concern, even as floodwaters continue to rise
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If ever communities and regions needed to rethink their defenses against too much water, the footage of an inundated Upper Midwest offered the latest reminder in early 2019.

India’s Largest Wine Producer Is Helping Its Customers Sip More Sustainably

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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Last year, global wine production rose to near-record highs, reaching a harvest of 292.3 million hectoliters – that’s more than 7.7 billion gallons. In the U.S. alone, domestic and imported wine sales reached $70.5 billion. The world clearly loves wine.

Partners in Purpose: Symantec Employees Build a Sustainable Business

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change advises that failing to take urgent action to keep temperature rise below 2°C will result in untold negative impacts.

In response, Symantec has set science-based targets, and have engaged their employees to help reduce the company's GHG emissions by at least 2.8% each year through 2033.

See more from Symantec here.
Video produced by Kate Finegan

Interview with Laurence Esguerra, Water Infrastructure Project Manager

Leading with Science® to improve water infrastructure and increase resilience in California
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Laurence Esguerra earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine in civil engineering with an emphasis in water and wastewater. Laurence interned with Tetra Tech as a student and joined our Irvine office after graduating in 2003. As a project manager and technical lead, he focuses on water and recycled water infrastructure. He manages design and implementation of water and recycled water capital improvement projects for local municipalities. We talked with Laurence as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees.

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