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WSP USA Develops Air Monitoring Equipment for Oil and Gas Facilities

AirWatch System™ solar-powered air monitoring equipment and data technology is providing continuous air emissions monitoring of hazardous pollutants.
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A small, unassuming enclosure is emerging as an essential environmental tool with innovative technology that improves the way oil and gas facilities keep their worksites safe and environmentally compliant.

The AirWatch System™ hydrocarbon monitor provides continuous emissions monitoring at oil and gas facilities for hazardous air pollutants, including volatile organic compounds and hydrocarbons (C5-C16). The system was first implemented at a Colorado facility in 2019.

A Perspective on a Future Ready City: San Antonio

WSP USA’s San Antonio office leader explores how the Texas city is becoming a model for forward-thinking, equitable approaches to modern infrastructure challenges.
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The essence of being Future Ready™ is a commitment to forward thinking in a city’s approach to planning and implementing programs and projects. Solutions must satisfy today’s demands but be adaptable for tomorrow’s needs and serve multiple objectives.

Equally as important, for a city to be Future Ready it must have “historical awareness” and leadership that acknowledges past failures and adapts practices as needed to progress the community.

Expanded Membership and Progress on Action Tracks Cap the End of Year One for ICSI

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The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure demonstrates its intention to put engineers at the heart of climate action and further expands with the addition of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure demonstrates its intention to put engineers at the heart of climate action and further expands with the addition of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Advancing Meaningful Climate Action From TCFD Disclosures

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In response to the increasing impacts of climate change on businesses, both now and in the future, more companies have been publishing climate disclosures following TCFD recommendations to promote transparency, efficiency and resilience. To help assess and enhance the usefulness of disclosures, WSP conducted a study using 50 TCFD disclosures cutting through multiple sectors and geographies and developed a maturity framework to assess companies’ TCFD disclosures. 

TCFD: Is it useful?

Planning for Transit in the New Normal Post-COVID-19

Transit agencies face uncertainties as they anticipate what services and investments make sense for the other side of recovery. Fortunately, planners have tools to help make informed decisions.
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Transit was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy was shut down and people were told to shelter at home, transit ridership dropped and fares and other sources of revenues declined, in some cases precipitously.

To the credit of dedicated transit workers who kept the systems operating throughout the pandemic, transit demonstrated that it could continue providing the public with a vital service, transporting essential workers and others to jobs, medical care, grocery stores and other destinations.

UN Releases Climate Action's Climate Playbook for the Fashion Industry

Guidebook identifies climate actions apparel manufacturers can take to promote global decarbonization; lists WSP USA as a recommended service provider.
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In 2018, United Nations Climate Change (UNCC) drafted its Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (the Charter), which includes ambitious climate goals, such as net zero emissions within the fashion industry by 2050.

The Charter was drafted specifically for fashion industry stakeholders with initiatives and goals that will enable the fashion industry to take a leadership role in mitigating the worst impacts of climate change.

Assessing Climate Change Vulnerabilities on California Highways

WSP USA worked closely with Caltrans to develop a study assessing climate impacts on the State Highway System and is continuing this work by prioritizing assets for further study.
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Raging wildfires currently devastating the West Coast are a grim reminder of one of the vulnerabilities in the region intensified by climate change; impacting daily life and highlighting uncertainties of the reliability of critical highway infrastructure in the region.

Helping the UN Guide Ecosystem Restoration Into the Mainstream

WSP USA is a key participant in the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a major global initiative to bring awareness to the fight against climate change.
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When the United Nations General Assembly declared 2021–2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, it did so with an objective of taking a leadership role to find nature-based solutions to restore vital ecosystems around the globe.

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