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一切都是一个和一个水:恢复我们的水未来

在想象一天没有水的情况下,雅各布斯彼得尼科尔的全球总监反映了改变的水叙事。

美国的五分之一的经济产出取决于水;然而,国家的水和废水基础设施面临风险。在想象一天没有水的情况下,雅各布斯彼得尼科尔的全球总监反映了改变的水叙事。不要错过他最多的recent podcastwith the U.S. Water Alliance talking the One Water approach.

水是我们所有人的自然资源。它在每个行业中使用,对其作为全球人口飙升,降水模式变化和水资源竞争的需求仍然增加。在美国和其他第一世界国家,我们希望获得安全可靠的水供应。当我们转动龙头时,我们预计水就会自由地流动。我们认为我们有足够的水来灌溉作物比如咖啡,水,我们的草坪,运营水上公园和制造产品等等。

While water is readily available in the U.S., aging infrastructure, population growth and economic development are depleting our water supplies. We’ve seen these water stressors become amplified by climate-related severe weather events such as hurricanes, superstorms, tornadoes, wildfires, floods and severe drought. Year after year, the World Economic Forum’s Report on global risk names water crises, climate change mitigation and extreme weather as some of the top concerns worldwide.

雅各布很高兴能在成千上万的水机构,企业,民选官员,学校和社区组织的一个来自全国各地的认识想象一天没有水是美国水联盟,今日10月23日举行的全国竞选,旨在教育和提高对水是必不可少的,宝贵和需求投资的认识。

美国的五分之一的经济产出取决于水;然而,国家的水和废水基础设施面临风险。许多城市正在努力维护超过一个世纪的旧系统。这种“隐形危机”可以扰乱日常生活,威胁就业和企业,并可以将社区的健康和繁荣造成风险。如果你不能打开水龙头并获得干净的饮用水,或者如果你冲洗厕所,废水没有去任何地方,那么你的一天就会就像。那一天会是什么样的?在想象一天没有水的一天,每天都致力于帮助我们在美国和世界各地的客户确保他们没有水的后果。

水问题会影响每个人。我们都受到水循环的影响,我们的挑战被交织在一起。我们必须共同努力寻找平衡我们需求的解决方案。opebet专业版水资源可用性与天气和气候模式密切相关;从美国和加拿大到印度和澳大利亚,水资源稀缺是一个普遍的问题 - 对我们的全球经济和环境的重大影响。没有水的生活是一种经济危机:没有水服务的一个全国范围的日子会放经济活动435亿美元有一定风险。

As availability of water resources shifts, too much water in one location, not enough in another, forward thinking water utility managers are implementing holistic solutions to address their water system challenges and better prepare their assets for the future. From climate risk mitigation plans to creative financing, to smart water solutions and resource recovery, our water providers are proactively ensuring we have safe, abundant water supplies for decades to come.

Jacobs正在与我们的客户合作,专注于适应性,可弹性的规划,并拥抱更具综合的水管理方法,称为一水。一个水运动,也是由美国水联盟管道的,鼓励(以及挑战)我们将所有水视为一个有价值的资源。我很高兴与美国水联盟一起参加podcastdiscussing the approach.

随着世界和我们的环境变化和challenges our clients face evolve, it’s up to us to continue thinking differently about the way we manage our assets and natural resources. Given that water is weaved into nearly everything we touch and do—from the composition of our body to entertainment, sanitation, and sustenance, we cannot continue to take it for granted, using as much as we want, whenever we want. I’m reminded daily, by the project work we do with our clients, on how technology and innovative engineering solutions are making an impact on our water crises and challenges. It’s truly a privilege and an honor to work in an industry that understands the true value of water, but there’s always more we can do.

While I’m always pleased to help our clients find creative and innovative solutions to address some of the biggest and most complex water challenges our world is facing, it’s also imperative that we continue to talk more with the public on how these solutions impact them and their relationship with water. Today, as we imagine a day without water, let’s also focus on sharing solutions. I invite you to reimagine our existing relationship with water and consider - from an individual standpoint - what each of us can do to help provide solutions for the future.

Peter Nicol currently serves as Global Director of Water at Jacobs and was formerly CH2M’s Global Water Business Group President where he had full profit and loss responsibility for the $1.4 billion global water business, including leading more than 5,000 water professionals, in 175 offices, in more than 50 countries worldwide. Under Peter’s leadership, CH2M solidified its brand as the global market leader in water and wastewater design work, and he continues to lead Jacobs’ industry-leading water efforts. Peter joined CH2M in 1980 after receiving his bachelor of applied science degree in Geological Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences from the University of Toronto.

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