Improving the capacity of critical land management institutions in Liberia
David Felson, an associate focused on land tenure and property rights with Tetra Tech International Development Services, reflects on the role of land resources management in Liberia and how secure property rights can promote stability, following decades of conflict.
Employing public-private partnerships to make a difference for millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa
On July 13, 2017, Tetra Tech participated in the Society for International Development-Washington’s (SID-W) event, Power Africa and Successful Public-Private Partnerships for Africa’s Energy Future, discussing the U.S. government’s Power Africa Initiative, which is working to bring 30,000 megawatts (MW) of power and 60 million new electricity connections to the continent. During the keynote address, Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, noted the importance of electricity for the health, education, and employment of people living in Africa.
PASADENA, Calif., August 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ -Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) is joining the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) in recognizing U.S. leadership in wind power during American Wind Week. As a leader in the wind energy market, Tetra Tech understands the significant contributions of American firms to U.S. economy through wind power projects—providing reliable energy production and supporting jobs across the United States.
Accelerating investment in aging water infrastructure through the U.S. government’s WIFIA program
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.
Recognizing the importance of female leadership in the engineering and international development fields
Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, will be writing a series of blog posts about working with and learning from women who are leading international development endeavors at Tetra Tech. In this post, she introduces us to the three experts and their areas of focus and explains her experience at Tetra Tech. In subsequent posts, she will provide an in-depth look at each woman’s work.
Providing access to insurance to help governments of poorer countries deal with more climate-related disasters
On the Thomson Reuters Foundation blog, Tetra Tech’s Richard Choularton, senior associate focused on food security and climate resilience for International Development, recently discussed the importance of expanding access to insurance to address the impact of natural disasters. In his post, Richard reflects on lessons learned in recent years.
Examining the transformational power of energy-ag off-grid solutions for small farmers in Africa
Jeannelle Blanchard, clean energy project director, was part of a Tetra Tech delegation that attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) in Copenhagen, Denmark. As part of a panel discussion on Powering Africa Off-the-Grid, Jeannelle discussed her experiences working with early stage companies selling energy-agriculture (energy-ag) off-grid solutions. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
Assessing food security, famine, and early warning systems in the face of a changing climate
Richard Choularton is a senior associate focused on food security and climate resilience with Tetra Tech International Development Services. As the former Chief of the World Food Programme’s Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Unit, he is a recognized, world-renowned expert in climate change adaptation and risk mitigation, resilience, food security, emergency preparedness, and early warning systems. Richard previously served as director of the Office of Humanitarian Assistance at CHF International.
Using science and innovation to examine proven actions and technologies to decrease food waste and greenhouse gas emissions
Tetra Tech’s evaluation of the potential of food waste reduction strategies in Canada was highlighted in Recycling Product News in June 2017. For a National Zero Waste Council-commissioned study, Tetra Tech and Boston Consulting identified that adopting proven actions and technologies could reduce approximately four million tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHG) generated in Canada annually.