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New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

September 12, 2022 at 8:53 am 0 comments

New research recently released by global professional services company GHD, titled Aquanomics: The economics of water risk and future resilience reveals droughts, floods and storms could result in a total loss of $3.7 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) between 2022 and 2050. This is the largest dollar impactRead More

Inflation Reduction Act includes funds for Western drought response

Inflation Reduction Act includes funds for Western drought response

August 22, 2022 at 9:03 am 0 comments

The Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), which Congressional Democrats are calling a major climate change and clean energy bill signed into law by President Joe Biden last week, included several modest provisions designed to respond to the ongoing drought affecting the Western United States. While the $740 billion package isRead More

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

August 17, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

By Doug Hatler The first three industrial revolutions transformed our modern society with mechanization, mass production and digital technology. The world around us fundamentally changed. The fourth industrial revolution is now upon us. Industry 4.0, as it is called, will transform modern society and economies through innovation brought about byRead More

Water Utilities, Climate Change, Bond Ratings and Insurance: Connections and Implications

Water Utilities, Climate Change, Bond Ratings and Insurance: Connections and Implications

February 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

By Erica Brown The managers of two large utilities recently remarked to me that in recent discussions with bond rating agencies, the questions that arose about climate change dove much deeper than in recent memory. In both cases, rating agencies wanted to know specifically about what climate related risks theRead More

New EPA Tool Helps Communities Prepare for Climate Change

New EPA Tool Helps Communities Prepare for Climate Change

October 10, 2016 at 11:15 am 0 comments

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthen America’s climate resilience, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an updated online climate change risk assessment tool that assists users in designing adaptation plans based on the types of threats confronting their communities. EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and AwarenessRead More