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Posts Tagged ‘WEF’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Eileen O’Neill, Executive Director, Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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“In some communities, there is an affordability challenge. What we see, particularly on the clean-water side, is that in the 1970s when our systems were being built up, there was a federal investment; there were construction grants, there was enormous growth, but there has been a decline in that investment at the federal level. I believe the figure used to be at 63% federal invested; that’s gone down to 9% these days. So it’s the local communities that are actually paying the cost of these systems, and they need to understand the value and the importance of the systems to the quality of life, and to the economic vitality of their communities.”

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Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Figure 1: Industry Transformation Framework

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
The Engineering & Construction (E&C) industry strongly affects the economy, the environment and society as a whole. It touches the daily lives of everyone, as quality of life is heavily influenced by the built environment surrounding people. The construction industry serves almost all other industries, as all economic value creation occurs within or by means of buildings or other “constructed assets”. As an industry, moreover, it accounts for 6% of global GDP. It is also the largest global consumer of raw materials, and constructed objects account for 25-40% of the world’s total carbon emissions.

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Infographic: Nations With the Best Infrastructure, 2012-2013

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE
Leading the rankings on infrastructure were developed nations such as Switzerland, while poorer economies unsurprisingly fared worse. In terms of overall infrastructure, the bottom ranked nations were Myanmar, Guinea and Angola, with the latter coming in 148th out of 148. Our infographic highlights the top performers in several areas, including quality of roads, railroads, ports and airports and more.

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Banking on Green

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

AMERICAN RIVERS – AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS – ECONORTHWEST -WATER ENVIRONMENT FOUNDATION
This report focuses on the economic impacts caused by polluted urban runoff, also known as “stormwater,” a significantly growing source of water pollution in the United States. It’s not intended to be an academic or technical document, but instead to be an “easy to read” compendium of current experiences, analysis and knowledge.

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