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Brochure advertising and soliciting participation from citizens in the city's rain water harvesting and rebate program.
Even though foreclosure filings have fallen, they still running at high levels. The foreclosures cause vacant roperties with resources to prevent them having dwindled. The state needs to put a great amoun of money to fight the blight created by foreclosures.
The relationship between water and energy is a close one. Water requires a tremendous amount of energy to move from a reservoir or well, through the treatment process, and out into a distribution system. In addition, energy is required to process wastewater and recycle or discharge it. The energy required to operate the water and wastewater system is often called embedded energy. Despite this strong connection, the energy intensity of water and wastewater systems is relatively undocumented. There are few data sources and reports analyzing the energy required to move and treat water, and the data generally are not publicly available. ACEEE has been working to gain a better understanding of the energy embedded in water in order to help water utilities reduce costs, improve energy efficiency, and quantify the avoided energy and pollution savings that accrue as a result of water conservation programs. As part of an ongoing effort to advance the understanding of the water-energy nexus and bring attention to possible opportunities, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) collaborated on a new research project to gather primary information on the amount of energy required to treat and distribute water. ACEEE and NAWC jointly produced a survey for NAWC's member companies related to their energy use and water processing. NAWC has over 100 member water and wastewater companies of varying sizes throughout the United States.
Large amount of properties are vacant and require demolition in urban area of Ohion. Greening vacant lot can raise the standard of living, encourage business investment, inhibit crime, and maintain the community. However, more federal funding, better data collectionm and better oversight are needed for this project. The foreclosure booms make this plan easier to execute. The report lists the effectively ways to remove blight and types of greenin techiniques can be used on vacant properties.
Powerpoint presentation outlining the key features of integrated water resource management for cities.
The District of Columbia's report on their investigation and mitigatation plan for the flooding the city expects to face due to climate change.
This report investigated attempts in RI to make childcare affordable. The Child Care Assistance Program provides assistance to working families who cannot afford expensive childcare. A pilot program was launched to allow parents enrolled in CCAP to increase their earning and maintain child care assistance. Another Pilot enables parents to participate in short-term child care training.
This report lays out a set of policy and political interventions that cities, regions, and states can make to increase municipal revenue and to make their collections more progressive. Cities have historically suffered enormous budget shortfalls and after the Great Recession, available funds depleted even more drastically. There is a desperate need for more municipal tax revenue and for a more just system for collecting it, instead of the current practice of cities collecting their revenue in regressive ways. Across the United States, there are major political obstacles to raising any kind of revenue. And yet, although different, the obstacles at the municipal level are in some ways even greater than they are at the state and federal levels. Nevertheless, there are meaningful strategies that cities and counties can adopt. And there are political strategies that may be effective at generating state-level reform. This report lays these out in detail, discussing the political and policy strengths and weaknesses of each.
Clean energy transition that help protect the environment can be done through multiple approaches: Risk Assessment (identify which climate and carbon risk are embedded portfolios), Portfolio construction and divestment (address the risk and divestment), invest in the future (diversify investment), and shareholder engagement (engage corporate boards to mitigate carbon risks).