Posts tagged Water
Submit your solution in the U.S. Coast Guard Ready For Rescue Challenge

The United States Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (USCG RDC) in conjunction with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking new concepts for a solution that helps make people lost in the water easier to find and rescue. The best concepts will be effective, affordable, and hold the potential for wide adoption by recreational mariners and boaters.

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USDA Prioritizing Projects focused on Regional Economic Development

Projects that promote regional economic development can capitalize upon the unique strengths of specific rural areas. USDA Rural Development helps finance these projects by helping applicants overcome multi-jurisdictional challenges and by helping leverage federal, state, local or private funding.

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Pipeline H2O now recruiting water-based startup technologies

Supported by a coalition of regional cities, utilities, universities, and startup organizations, Pipeline H2O is looking for companies working on water technologies that solve various aspects of the world’s water issues such as infrastructure improvements, water reuse, wastewater treatment and monitoring.

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Financing the Future of Water Infrastructure Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

It is hardly surprising that this policy clarification, finalized by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in a unanimous vote, failed to make headlines, or even any news. But given the vital implications for water utilities and their communities nationwide, it probably should have.

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Cities Can Become Smarter, By Going Circular

Digital disruption is transforming the way we envision our cities. As we embark on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must challenge traditional ways of thinking about how we manage our cities and our resources.

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IOT: Jacobs Builds Predictive Partnership With Atos, Receives Industry Awards » Dallas Innovates

Jacobs Engineering Group, a Dallas-based global provider of technical, professional, and scientific services, has announced a partnership with international digital transformation company Atos.  The deal will bring data capture and analysis through predictive, condition-based maintenance and field services optimization solutions to industries including water, energy, transport, aviation, nuclear, and the built environment.

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Congressman Brendan Boyle explains why we must 'expand our conversation when it comes to infrastructure' at the Smart Regions Congress — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Representing Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District, Congressman Brendan Boyle advocates for a more holistic approach to infrastructure investments at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC.

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IKEA, David Chang and ruler of Dubai invest $40 million in AeroFarms vertical farming | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The revolutionary company just secured a whopping $40 million in financing from world-renowned chef David Chang, megabrand IKEA and the ruler of Dubai — Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. The company intends to use the money to address the escalating challenge of bringing healthy, sustainable food to the growing global population using their innovative aeroponic growing system.

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Breaking Down the "State of a City"

A sharply increasing disparity in technology continues to deepen the digital divide among peer cities. In fact, smaller cities that leverage their assets, including rights of way, have the opportunity to outperform larger cities in the digital transformation. 

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Why a shared digital infrastructure is crucial for smart cities | Smart Cities Dive

Shared digital infrastructure will help cities correlate data from multiple sources to generate new value and efficiencies. As a simple example, consider smart lighting and motion sensors on the street. Today these are two separated silos. Imagine if we could...

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COP23: How Cities Can Transition From Industrial to Sustainable - CityLab

A new alliance has representatives from Pittsburgh, Essen, Beijing, and other metros swapping strategies for transforming from a factory town to a sustainable city.

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$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes - The New York Times

The outcome of the industry rivalry between iron and plastics will also determine the country’s response to an infrastructure challenge of epic proportions.

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To Prepare for Climate Change, Copenhagen Is Building Parks That Can Turn Into Ponds - CityLab

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—The tarmac has been torn up and the greenery reduces the urban-heat island effect. More parks like it are being built to purposefully turn into small ponds during heavy rains, allowing them to capture and retain water on site until the drainage system has capacity to handle it. During the worst deluges, certain streets with raised sidewalks will become “cloudburst boulevards,” creating a Venice-like cityscape of water channeled safely through the city until it can empty into the harbor....

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