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Dennis Papilion to Helm WSP USA's Industry-Leading Environment Business

Industry veteran with broad experience guiding environmental and engineering consulting organizations takes over leadership role from J. Steven Paquette, who is retiring.
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NEW YORK, January 12, 2022 /3BL Media/ — Dennis Papilion has been hired as president of the Earth & Environment (E&E) business line at WSP USA, a leading environmental, engineering and professional services consultancy. Papilion assumed his executive role on Jan. 10.

How to Leverage CDP Reporting to Benefit Corporate Sustainability Initiatives

WSP USA has identified three essential areas for all organizations to prioritize when preparing and developing a CDP response to communicate sustainability efforts and progress.
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CDP is a global nonprofit organization that develops disclosure questionnaires for companies and cities to report on their climate change, water security, forestry and supply chain management practices. CDP seeks to forge a sustainable economy built on transparency, accountability and collaboration. 

WSP's Tom Lewis on Adopting an Integrated Approach to Sustainability Targets

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This video is sponsored by WSP.

Jim Giles, Carbon Analyst at GreenBiz, interviewed Tom Lewis, Senior Executive of Climate, Resilience and Sustainability at WSP USA, during VERGE 21 (October 25-28, 2021). View archived videos from the conference here: https://www.greenbiz.com/tag/verge-21-archive

WSP and Partners Complete Largest Environmental Restoration Project in U.S. History

Florida Everglades’ man-made wetlands in C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area will restore, protect and preserve wildlife and communities.
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INDIANTOWN, Fla., November 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ — On Friday, Nov. 19, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) marked the completion of the C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area (STA), a 6,300-acre man-made wetland area designed to restore, protect and preserve water resources in the region.

10 Questions: Reducing the Risk of Highly Toxic PFAS in the Environment

WSP USA’s Matt Burns discusses prevalence of the hazardous chemical, where it’s found, its environmental impact, and how his team helps clients with remediation efforts.
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PFAS – an acronym for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – are a class of widely used chemicals that are very persistent, toxic and mobile in the environment.

Manufactured since the 1940s, PFAS materials have been used in a variety of industrial and household products, including firefighting foam, paint, water-repelling and stain-resisting fabrics, paper products, non-stick products, cosmetics, food packaging, metal plating and electronics manufacturing.

Inside the Blue Zone, Part Two

WSP USA’s Tom Lewis explains why he sees accelerated action coming out of the United Nation’s COP26 climate change conference, which concluded on Nov. 12.
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The much-anticipated UN 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) global climate held Oct. 31-Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, came to an end with mixed reviews about the progress made.

I agree that we need work done more quickly on climate and with a greater commitment to inclusion of the most vulnerable and least heard; yet I was also highly encouraged by what I witnessed first-hand inside the event’s Blue Zone. Overall, it was a net positive for me.

Pledge to Net Zero Initiative Joins Global UN Race to Zero Campaign

As a leader for the Pledge initiative, WSP is committed to delivering projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a goal of reversing climate change.
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NEW YORK, October 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Pledge to Net Zero, an agreement within the environmental sector to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, has joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Race to Zero campaign. WSP is a signatory of the Pledge to Net Zero.

WSP USA Supports Initiative Generating Economic SURGE in Philippines

USAID’s Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity effort is helping disadvantaged Filipino producers improve income, market share and resiliency.
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“Enhanced market linkages” and “value chain development” may sound like abstract economic principles, but for thousands of Filipino seaweed and cassava root producers, programs based on these ideas are emerging as economic lifelines.
 
WSP USA is working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE), an initiative helping local producers find new sources of income, earn more profits, improve their credit and build greater resiliency to overcome disasters like typhoons and COVID-19.
 

Addressing Ecological and Coastal Protection in the Gulf Region

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When it comes to planning for climate change and protecting our communities, there are a few regions that are more vulnerable than the rest. As evidenced by several massive hurricanes in recent decades, the Gulf Region of the United States is paramount within these vulnerable regions. Over the course of geologic history, the Mississippi River has served an important purpose for the region, transporting sediment and debris from up-river and depositing it downstream to form new marsh lands. 

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