Sustainable Water Infrastructure in Tomorrow's Cities
Urban infrastructure managers face a critical challenge of ensuring that cities and their water resources are ecologically sustainable. To do so, we must tap new and sustainable ways of responding to this water infrastructure challenge.
Taking the Long View on Short Tunnels
Tunnel construction is risky, primarily because geological features can’t always be completely defined in advance. To address the risks involved on short tunnel projects, contractors and their clients must apply the same strategies and preventive measures used for larger projects.
Funding Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Department of Energy is hoping that the $2.7 billion EECBG program will be enough to jump-start energy-efficiency projects across the U.S. Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the program allocates nearly $3 billion in grants intended to help increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs.
Dissolving Deicing Chemical Concerns
The EPA’s draft effluent limitation guidelines for deicing and anti-icing chemical discharges are prompting some airports to proactively address stormwater and deicing chemical runoff. CDM Smith is collaborating with these airports to meet environmental needs and create unique onsite collection and water treatment systems.
A Framework for Jeddah's Future
An integrated water and wastewater master plan for Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia, will consider collection, distribution and treatment to ensure reliable, sustainable utility services.
A Tunnel to Clean Waters
Despite space restrictions, a creative solution will enable CDM Smith and the Dublin City Council to upgrade and expand the Ringsend wastewater treatment works to meet demands and preserve the waters of Dublin Bay.
Between a Rock and a Resource
CDM Smith is supporting the oil and gas industry with development activities across multiple shale gas and other unconventional basins--stretching throughout the United States and in central Europe.
Beyond These Walls
These two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified buildings have become models of renewal, sustainability and community for New Orleans, Louisiana, and Chicago, Illinois.
Green Remediation in Action
Green remediation is a holistic approach that incorporates waste reduction, alternative and renewable energy, conservation and recycling of materials and ecological viability. Combining advances in green construction, social responsibility and cost-saving techniques, green remediation ensures that the means of achieving remediation goals are as sustainable as the ends.
Landlocked Country Builds Landmark Dam
The estimated US$187 million Metolong Dam water infrastructure program will provide a new raw water supply for Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, and surrounding towns. The project will improve water delivery to domestic users and textile operations—preserving 48,000 jobs and creating approximately 6,000 additional jobs.