Waste management

Want jobs for the chronically under-employed? Try this technique from Veolia

Fri, 2016-02-19 19:30 -- Doug Peeples

When Council Associate Partner Veolia needed employees for its street cleaning operations in the UK, it collaborated with a government agency and a college to set up a training academy -- and offered the training opportunity to local people who had been struggling to find a job for a very long time, many of them for years.

Trash into cash: 3 ways cities are creating value and cutting waste

Fri, 2016-02-19 19:30 -- Kevin Ebi

How much does your city throw away? Waste is more than the trash itself. Every time you toss something out, you’re also throwing money away. And the amount of waste is also growing dramatically. Here are three ways you can cut your waste — both garbage and expenses.

The 'new' threat to water supplies: contamination from hospital waste

Thu, 2016-01-21 06:46 -- Doug Peeples

Technically they're called 'contaminants of emerging concern.' What they are is a combination of chemicals and microbial contaminants that can enter our water supplies. Read the story to learn about a major research project focused on helping water utilities, wastewater utilities and hospitals collaborate to keep the country's water as clean and safe as possible.

Black & Veatch lends a hand (and talent) to nationwide smart cities initiative

Wed, 2016-01-13 19:30 -- SCC Staff

Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch will contribute its engineering and construction expertise to Envision America, a nationwide program devoted to helping cities speed up and successfully deploy their smart cities programs. Read the story to learn more about the company's role in the initiative.

5 cities, 5 smart ideas: Detroit, Schenectady, SF, Westminster, Dubai

Wed, 2015-10-28 18:30 -- Liz Enbysk

10,000 problems fixed in six months, thanks to Improve Detroit app… Schenectady taps GE retiree brain power to get smarter… SF pilot that targets transit-only lane encroachment gets green light… Veolia refuse team in Westminster creates children's book on recycling… There's no doubt about open data in Dubai – it's the law.