Today, CH2M is proud to join elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organizations and infrastructure experts for Imagine a Day Without Water, a day specifically designated to educate the public about the water infrastructure crisis currently facing the United States.
CH2M's Mike Matichich and Mark Mittag discuss how collaborative funding builds new economic opportunities for the city of Detroit. The Detroit Future City Strategic Framework, highlighted in their blog, is an ambitious initiative aimed at creating vibrant, open spaces and thriving neighborhoods throughout the city of Detroit. Read the full blog to learn more about this exciting effort.
In today's Access Water blog, CH2Mer Mike Matichich shares the first in a series of white papers, released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), as part of a study commissioned by the Ford Foundation to identify ways to accelerate implementation of High Road infrastructure projects. High Road projects are ones that address important community needs, such as transportation improvements and providing quality water and sewer service, while also providing important social benefits like creating meaningful jobs for local low-income residents and using local contractors.
Coastal communities are facing unprecedented challenges as populations continue to increase at unprecedented rates, and more people are moving to coastal cities. Today, according to the United Nations, more than half the world’s population live in coastal zones and three quarters of large cities are on the coast. With present day flooding and coastal erosion hazards set to be exacerbated by future climate change, the risks facing coastal populations and infrastructure will increase. Aging flood and coastal protection infrastructure is further exacerbating these challenges, as structures reach the end of their useful life, and no longer offer the standard of protection they are designed for. In today's Access Water blog, CH2M Global Technology Leader for Water Resources and Ecosystem Management Adam Hosking highlights these trends taking shape in coastal communities and discusses our integrated approach to implementing multi-dimensional coastal resilience solutions to protect people and property in coastal communities around the world.
Tucson, Arizona boasts a diversity of cultures, architecture and peoples; and is one of the Mega-Trend cities of the 21st century. To meet the water supply needs of the greater Tucson Metropolitan area, the City of Tucson and Tucson Water are exploring potable reuse as a means to diversify and expand their water portfolio. In support of this effort, CH2M and the City conducted a pilot test of an innovative and sustainable potable reuse treatment scheme, which offers significant benefits to other utilities considering potable reuse as a viable option to addressing water supply needs. Check out the benefits provided from Tucson's potable reuse treatment scheme in today's Access Water blog or join CH2M Global Technology Leader for Water Reuse Larry Schimmoller for his session at the American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition on Monday afternoon.