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Data and Communications Drive the New Water Economy
The 2018 Strategic Directions: Water Report demonstrates that water is becoming a high-tech proposition. Data is increasingly driving the conversation, as water utilities and municipalities come to realize the powerful role it can play.
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Electrified Fleet Vehicles and Mass Transit Gaining Momentum
In a country with more than 70,000 transit vehicles, the electrification of the U.S. fleet and mass transportation spheres is becoming a top priority for city officials and utilities as they reimagine how people and goods move sustainably across urban landscapes.
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Accelerating Indonesia's Electrification Rate with Smart Solutions
Access to electricity underlies national economic growth, higher living standards, and national security. Under President Joko “Jokowi“ Widodo’s leadership, Indonesia is charting a course to achieve a 96 percent electrification rate by 2019. For that to happen, it will require distributing electricity to villages in remote areas.
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The LMR to LTE Odyssey: Preparing for the Transformation
Technology stimulates transformation. AT&T recently announced their game-changing plans to build a national public safety broadband network (NPSBN, or “FirstNet”), which will be the first nationwide wireless broadband network committed to America's first responders. FirstNet will transform the public safety industry and trigger advancement from narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) technology to broadband Long-term evolution (LTE) technology.
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Construction Safety Program Targets Zero Incidents
Zero is not commonly correlated with success. Zero revenue, zero backlog or zero repeat business would be disastrous; however, when measuring safety performance, zero is the ultimate goal. This coveted number is the paramount from which safety performance is gauged. And many times, safety performance can be a valuable indicator for predicting project success.
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Helping Customers in Need While Solving Financial Issues
Water utility managers are faced with a dilemma. They have a well-documented need to raise rates in order to help fund urgent capital improvements for plant and equipment. At the same time, they need to be mindful about the portion of their customers who are having difficulty paying their bills. How can these two conflicting positions be reconciled? 
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ISO Certification Delivers Tangible Benefits
Earning ISO certification is a major accomplishment for a company. The designation instills confidence that the ISO-certified supplier provides services that meet wide international acceptance and can back up its claims about quality. After all, ISO 9000 is a globally recognized standard for quality management systems that is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization.
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Sustainability - California Style
California communities are successfully implementing holistic water projects that are environmentally sustainable and financially feasible.
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Tri-Generation A Sustainable Solution for Industry
The world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and energy consumption is predicted to increase by over 80 percent, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. With rising fuel costs and pressures to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, governments and business owners are seeking new methods for efficient and sustainable energy use.
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Extended Tax Credits Provide Renewables with Strong Momentum Heading into 2016
The renewable energy industry is riding a strong wave of momentum going into 2016 due to major policy developments implemented in late 2015. The multi-year extension of federal tax credits, the enactment of a substantially higher renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in California, the Paris climate accord, and the final rules of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan all bode well for the sector.

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