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Plastic Oceans UK Becomes Ocean Generation

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“We are the first generation to deeply understand Ocean issues and the last generation who can stop them”

Acre’s partner charity Plastic Oceans UK has been operating since 2009, dedicated to raising awareness on plastic pollution. Their award-winning documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’ was named by Sir David Attenborough as “One of the most important films of our time’, igniting public awareness about the continuous impact plastic has on the ocean.

Tetra Tech's Ridge Robinson Discusses Using Water Resources Economics to Evaluate the Costs and Benefits of Public Infrastructure Investments

Applying economic principles to understand the benefits of infrastructure improvements to remote Alaskan communities
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Ridge Robinson has more than 30 years of experience in the water resources economics field and has worked on more than 200 water resources projects around the globe. Since joining Tetra Tech in 1998, Ridge has served as senior economist on many projects evaluating the merits of public infrastructure investments, including flood risk management, coastal storm risk management, navigation, ecosystem restoration, hydropower, and water supply. His project activities have included risk assessment and economic cost-benefit and cost effectiveness analyses for water resources projects.

The Future of Water Is Now

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In more than one way, Asia is at the forefront of a changing climate – declining water quality, rising sea levels and adverse weather patterns causing persistent dry spells or flash floods with devastating consequences are among the many challenges posed by climate change. How are we helping our clients and partners mitigate these? 

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In more than one way, Asia is at the forefront of a changing climate – declining water quality, rising sea levels and adverse weather patterns causing persistent dry spells or flash floods with devastating consequences are among the many challenges posed by climate change. How are we helping our clients and partners mitigate these? 

The Time to Act on PFAS Risks Is Now, Before It's Too Late

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“Forever chemicals.”

This is the ominous label often applied to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), encapsulating both their functional utility and their harmful impact.

Tetra Tech's Richard Czlapinski Discusses Using Nature-based Solutions to Address Climate Change in Coastal Environments

Designing resilient coastal solutions to help minimize impacts of climate change
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Richard Czlapinski is a senior coastal engineer and project manager for Tetra Tech’s Center of Coastal Services in southeast Florida and has more than 45 years of experience specializing in shoreline protection and coastal restoration projects. He is a Diplomate in Coastal Engineering as certified by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE). ACOPNE is subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and offers advanced technical specialty certifications. Richard served as President of the ACOPNE Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2013.

WSP USA and NY State Want to Help You Take Action on Climate Change

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WSP USA is pleased to announce NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's release of the Flood Resilience Handbook for Public Access Sites Along the Hudson River. The handbook is a culmination of a year-long effort to study climate trends, engage stakeholders, create case studies, and develop guidance for how to understand, plan, and design for flood resilience.

Corporate Water Stewardship: Global Perspectives Across the Maturity Curve

International Paper to share water stewardship journey on World Resources Institute webinar
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International Paper invites you to join us for a special World Resources Institute webinar. International Paper Manager, Natural Capital Stewardship, Matt Inbusch, will be joining professionals from other companies to discuss actions companies can take from measuring water challenges to spurring collective actions in their basins of operations.
 

Biodiversity on the Farm: The Importance of Biodiversity and Supporting Ecosystems in Agriculture

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Farmers have sought to learn more about the importance of biodiversity on the farm, both to maximize the performance of their operation and to protect the environment.
 

Farmers realize the importance of biodiversity more than most—the variety of plants, animals and microorganisms within an ecosystem, both above and below the soil.
 

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 and Help Protect Our Planet

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Earth Day is upon us once again this week and there has never been a more urgent call for people around the globe to unite and work towards combating the world’s climate crisis.

With a billion people celebrating Earth Day each year, the international day of environmental action focuses on a ‘Restore Our Earth’ theme for 2021. The theme brings a greater sense of urgency to reduce our impact on the planet and address how we may start to repair the ecosystems worldwide.

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