Tag: sustainable development

Sustainable development (SD) is a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend[citation needed]. While the modern concept of sustainable development is derived most strongly from the 1987 Brundtland Report, it is rooted in earlier ideas about sustainable forest management and twentieth century environmental concerns.

Contains Artificial Intelligence

Contains Artificial Intelligence

When I first started working for MSW Management, the extent of my waste management knowledge was that I took our full bins down to the curb Tuesday mornings and then brought them back empty behind the garage in the afternoon. Of course, I learned on day one that there’s an

WEFTEC 2017 “Can’t Miss Events” for Wednesday, Oct. 4

WEFTEC 2017 “Can’t Miss Events” for Wednesday, Oct. 4

WEFTEC is the best place for water professionals to learn, connect, and explore new ways to create the future of water. More than 20,000 water professionals and 1,000 water companies will attend the Water Environment Federation (WEF)’s 90th annual technical exhibition and conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, September

140 Tons of Fat

140 Tons of Fat

A colossal beast has overtaken the city of London, threatening its infrastructure and horrifying inhabitants. It’s a sinister, smelly beast of a sewer blockage lurking beneath city streets.

The Whitechapel fatburg, as the clog is called, is a concrete-like formation of fat, intermingled with disposable wipes, diapers, condoms, and feminine

World Water Week opens in Stockholm

World Water Week opens in Stockholm

Water is Fundamental to Achieving the Global Goals

World leaders, water experts, development professionals, policy-makers, and one astronaut, have gathered in Stockholm for a week-long meeting focused on finding ways to better use, and reuse, the world’s increasingly scarce fresh water.

As the pressures of growing populations and less

How Are Global Conflicts Changing Water’s Value?

How Are Global Conflicts Changing Water’s Value?

From the horn of Africa to the Middle East and India, harsh droughts and humanitarian crises are revealing water’s role as a catalyst for conflict or as profound peacemaker.

On August 29, Circle of Blue, the global water reporting organization, and the Stockholm International Water Institute will co-host H2O Catalyst, “From

NYSERDA Announces Village of Churchville, Town of Batavia, and Town of Starkey Earn Clean Energy Community Designation

NYSERDA Announces Village of Churchville, Town of Batavia, and Town of Starkey Earn Clean Energy Community Designation

Investment Complements the Successful “Finger Lakes Forward” Initiative – The Region’s Blueprint to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the Village of Churchville, Town of Batavia, and Town of Starkey have been designated Clean Energy Communities, recognizing

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in

Xylem publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report:  Why We Solve Water

Xylem publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report: Why We Solve Water

Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. And solving water – one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – is foundational to economic growth, a more equitable distribution

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