Environment, Water

ASLA Disapproves Elimination of Flood Risk Management Standard

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has strongly responded to President Trump’s executive order on the streamlining of environmental approval for major infrastructure projects.

flood risk management

Executive VP and CEO of ASLA Nancy Somerville, Hon. stated “ASLA is deeply concerned with the executive order’s roll back of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). This order ignores both existing risks of flooding and future impacts of climate change, thereby increasing the risk of loss of property and lives.”

Environment, Water

Kiwi Energy, City Parks Foundation Partner to Educate New Yorkers about the Coastal Ecosystem

Kiwi Energy, an electricity and gas supplier for NY State, is collaborating with The City Parks Foundation, a non-profit that organizes programs in parks in NY city, on its Coastal Classroom program.

coastal ecosystemThe Coastal Classroom program educates New Yorkers about waterways, species living in waterways, and our role regarding these ecosystems. Students also “get their feet wet” in some of the city’s coastal hot spots.

According to Richard Booth, President retail at Kiwi Energy, “City Parks Education’s Coastal Classroom is a unique opportunity for students and provides a foundation for environmental education and awareness. Kiwi Energy is proud to support this initiative.”

Environment, Home, Water

Future of the Water Purifiers Market — Report

The global water purifiers market will grow at a CAGR of 10% during 2017-2026. According to the “Global Water Purifiers Market By Technology, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2012 – 2026” by TechSci Research, this CAGR is based on a number of factors including increasing consumer awareness and purchase power, better purification technologies, media attention on water purifiers products, etc.

The report compares the market by size, share and forecast, and it analyzes the market by technology (UV, membrane & media) and region (APAC, Europe & Russia, North America, South America, Middle East & Africa). The complete report is available here.

The current market players include A. O. Smith Corporation (US), Blue Filters Group (Germany), Coway Co. Ltd. (Korea), Canature Environmental Products Co Ltd (China), Eureka Forbes Ltd (India), Foshan Shunde Midea Water Dispenser Manufacture Company Ltd (China), Unilever PLC (UK), Whirlpool Corporation (US), 3M Purification Inc (US), etc.