The national discussion regarding the environment has centered on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, but a more imminent challenge is how to protect and conserve our increasingly scarce water resources.
The year 2009 may be remembered as the year the world economy survived near-collapse. Hopefully, it will also be remembered as the year we began to think seriously about how to best live within our financial and our environmental resources.
To date, the national discussion regarding the environment has centered on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. We must also focus on an imminent challenge — how to protect and conserve increasingly scarce water resources. While not necessarily linked to warming trends, the current cycle of unprecedented drought in some areas and flooding in others, algae blooms that threaten marine life, and contaminated lakes and rivers are reminders of the need for water management that considers the full spectrum of issues.
At Burns & McDonnell, we’ve assembled top professionals in every facet of the water cycle, and we’re meeting the challenges our clients face with greener stormwater management, advanced wastewater treatment methods, and innovative approaches to protecting and distributing precious potable water supplies. We can’t make it rain — or stop raining — but we’re confident that we can still solve whatever water challenge you face.
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