Friday, March 9, 2018

Drought Water Security. Globally Emergency and Disaster in the Making.

2% of the worlds water supply available for human consumption. 

For the second decade of the 21st Century a global water supply issue is spreading due environmental issues, over population, and man's never ending need for more land, more construction, and the ever present assumption that the Earth and all its' resources are here for our consumption.

Drought, and water issues in urban and rural communities will continue.  The old approach of "its not affecting me where I live" is not a valid reason for not being getting actively involved worldwide in this issue that affects us all locally and globally.  Flint, Michigan, Cape Town, and other major cities are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of water issues that should be of everyones concern.

Get involved locally, regionally, and nationally in water security issues before it reaches your front door.

BEMA International

2018 National Geographics.  Drying Lakes

  • https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03/drying-lakes-climate-change-global-warming-drought/
2018 National Geographics.  Why Cape Town is Running Out of Water.  Who's Next

2018. Forecasting Water, Wastewater, Stormwater Infrastructure Spend: 10-Year Outlook



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U.S. Municipal Water Market Analysis
New 10-Year Water, Wastewater, Stormwater Infrastructure Forecasts of CAPEX Spend, Utility Profiles

Don't miss the opportunity to access the most up-to-date municipal water market intelligence including utility profiles, data-backed forecasts, market sizing, and trend analysis.

Bottom-up analysis of +100 capital improvement plans has laid the foundation for over $40 billion annually in new build and planned upgrades in water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure over the next decade.
The top line numbers only tell part of the story. Our new insight report, U.S. Municipal Water Infrastructure: Utility Strategies & CAPEX Forecasts, 2018-2028 provides the complete picture, answering these key questions and more:
  • Where will this investment occur? What is the size and growth potential of the opportunity?
  • Which segments hold the most potential for investors?
  • What state policies and demand shifts are driving infrastructure investment?
  • What are the most successful utility strategies and which companies have the most ambitious investment plans? Which utilities are investing in IoT, software solutions, and green infrastructure?
  • How will new technologies -- including trenchless pipes and digital solutions -- impact infrastructure investment?
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  • Supply chain CAPEX forecasts by segment (pipes, plants, pumps, motors, drives, valves, and smart water).
  • New vs rehabilitated pipe forecasts
  • State and utility rankings by planned spend, EPA regulatory enforcement
  • Analysis market drivers and inhibitors to water infrastructure investment, including policy shifts, impact of drought, regional variations, population trends, water conditions and age of networks
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March 16, 2018. USAID Diaspora Open House



The United States Agency for International Development's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) will be holding a 2018 Diaspora Open House to celebrate the efforts of U.S. diaspora groups who contribute to disaster relief efforts around the world, and to share best practices in effective and efficient responses to disasters. This Open House will bring 

together USAID/OFDA disaster experts and diaspora groups who will share and receive a broader understanding of USAID/OFDA's unique disaster response capabilities, and diaspora role in promoting the most efficient and effective ways to help their heritage countries.

Please use this link to RSVP  http://bit.ly/2DTAVQ4RSVP is required to attend the event.  

 In addition, in partnership with Grand Challenges Canada, we will soon be launching a Humanitarian Grand Challenge initiative to find more effective and efficient ways of getting humanitarian aid to people who are hard to reach in conflict-driven crises areas.

 Please register online at: www.HumanitarianGrandChallenge.org; we will be sending detailed information in mid-February.

 Also you can visit the USAID Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) website at www.cidi.org to learn more about our program.


Friday, March 16, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
555 12th Street Northwest
Concourse Level, C-10
Washington, DC 20004

BOND RATING tied to Resiliency and Emergency Management. 2018 and Beyond

Can a Nations, and within the United States individual States bond rating be tied into emergency management and resiliency to plan, prepare, educate, respond, and ability to recover from disasters to ensure community engagement and 'whole community' concept participation?


Country Bond Rating

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2010/apr/30/credit-ratings-country-fitch-moodys-standard

U.S. States Bond Rating

  1. https://www.spratings.com/en_US/topic/-/render/topic-detail/u-s-state

World Bank.  International Development Association

Organization of American States

  1. http://www.oas.org/en/about/who_we_are.asp

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

  1. http://asean.org/