Insights: Environmental

Testing mandated: Added water quality constituents of concern
Testing mandated: Added water quality constituents of concern

The environmental impacts from tear gas are still largely unknown.

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Sustainability and resilience: a tale of two buzzwords?
Sustainability and resilience: a tale of two buzzwords?

Sustainability and resilience work in tandem. We must focus on both if we want to provide lasting and successful climate solutions.

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How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?
How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?

In these times of uncertainty, good QAQC remains as important as ever. We have the tools to execute our QAQC processes even when working from home.

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Lake Sturgeon: protection under the Endangered Species Act?
Lake Sturgeon: protection under the Endangered Species Act?

The decision to protect Lake Sturgeon under the Endangered Species Act would have a significant impact on hydropower operating requirements.

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What will the next 50 years of NEPA look like?
What will the next 50 years of NEPA look like?

Executive Order 13807 introduced a framework that requires agencies to work together to deliver “one decision” for major infrastructure projects.

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Green Infrastructure can help us overcome water scarcity issues
Green Infrastructure can help us overcome water scarcity issues

As the climate trends to drier and the population grows, water scarcity concern continues to increase. Green infrastructure could provide some solutions.

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For climate-resilient infrastructure, we need a repeatable framework
For climate-resilient infrastructure, we need a repeatable framework

Simply addressing individual problems as they occur is not enough to overcome the complex, intersecting challenges that come with global climate change.

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No silver bullet for Florida’s Harmful Algae Blooms
No silver bullet for Florida’s Harmful Algae Blooms

In the US, Harmful Algae Blooms are a problem in every coastal and Great Lakes state, and can severely impact people, wildlife, and natural resources.

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Two recent PFAS-related developments could affect your airport
Two recent PFAS-related developments could affect your airport

The recall of Fire Service Plus FireAde AFFF and a defense bill proposal for the US EPA to designate substances used in AFFF as “hazardous materials” have drawn industry attention.

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Changes to WOTUS—what’s next?
Changes to WOTUS—what’s next?

WOTUS may be up in the air for now, but one thing is certain: the new definition this year will spark plenty of continued discussion and debate.

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