Understanding the Environment

  • Extraordinary technology: Satellites can keep your project on track during the pandemic

    Extraordinary technology: Satellites can keep your project on track during the pandemic

    The coronavirus prevents us from physically putting experts in the field, but satellite technology enables our team to monitor projects and maintain schedules

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  • Bats from scats: Using eDNA to safely identify protected bat species in a time of COVID-19

    Bats from scats: Using eDNA to safely identify protected bat species in a time of COVID-19

    In a time of pandemic, how can we reduce risks to human health while also protecting threatened and endangered bat species?

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  • Managing our wastewater and its resources through biomimicry

    Managing our wastewater and its resources through biomimicry

    A successful transition to a true circular economy must include water resource recovery—and designing as nature is the best process to follow

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  • Published in Alaska Public Media: New study on Arctic warming: Was 2017 a tipping point?

    Published in Alaska Public Media: New study on Arctic warming: Was 2017 a tipping point?

    Scientists share information on dramatic changes in the Pacific Arctic ecosystems and what the warmer water means

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  • The level-up strategy: Responding to sea level rise in coastal communities

    The level-up strategy: Responding to sea level rise in coastal communities

    To adapt to the growing threat of floods, low-lying communities must change the way they build

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  • eDNA: Delivering power sector projects while keeping rare species safe

    eDNA: Delivering power sector projects while keeping rare species safe

    Environmental DNA biomonitoring is a breakthrough technology that revolutionizes how industry can reduce cost, efforts, and risks for energy projects

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  • Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Drone technology is helping Puerto Rico rebuild with resilience following 2017’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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  • Coronavirus and the water cycle—here is what treatment professionals need to know

    Coronavirus and the water cycle—here is what treatment professionals need to know

    As the global health community tracks the spread of this virus, it’s important for water and wastewater professionals to keep updated on potential impacts

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  • Phytoremediation: What is it, and why might it be right for your contaminated site?

    Phytoremediation: What is it, and why might it be right for your contaminated site?

    Put your plants to work as an inexpensive, sustainable tool to help you achieve site closure

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  • How advances in computer simulations can lead to more resilient coastlines

    How advances in computer simulations can lead to more resilient coastlines

    Advanced numerical modeling technology allows engineers to simulate complex and changing conditions for more successful and resilient projects

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  • Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    How can cities harness rainwater? It starts with making the decision to forget about paving—and choosing to lead with landscape.

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  • Underwater remote sensing: Surveying the marine world safer, faster, and more affordably

    Underwater remote sensing: Surveying the marine world safer, faster, and more affordably

    Futuristic-sounding sensors let scientists work in multiple places at once, but it’s important to begin with a clear study design

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  • eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    Metabarcoding provides tools that go beyond a targeted approach, it can look back in time, and it’s a time and money saver

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  • Published in Alaska Business: What about the water?

    Published in Alaska Business: What about the water?

    Hydrological environmental engineering is in high demand across the Last Frontier

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  • Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    How can we feed a growing world population that’s shifting toward cities? It starts with optimizing our use of land and water

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  • How satellite technology can monitor buried pipelines—and find leaks more quickly

    How satellite technology can monitor buried pipelines—and find leaks more quickly

    PipeWATCH is a remote sensing technology—and it’s a game changer for the oil and gas industry

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  • World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    Our communities are facing unprecedented change, but we have the power to turn challenges into sustainability

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  • Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures speaks to the most significant trends influencing our cities, from climate change to digital innovation

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  • New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    The draft National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management aims to provide a holistic approach for managing the nation’s freshwater resources, but it introduces many new requirements

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  • Mining and Indigenous communities—what matters most are relationships

    Mining and Indigenous communities—what matters most are relationships

    Consultation isn’t just about checking a box, it’s about meaningful relationships built on real engagement to drive successful projects in Indigenous communities

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