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A Powerful Water Future: One Water and Disruptive Innovations

Global Water Intelligence named Jacobs’ solutions directors Susan Moisio and Julian Sandino to its 2019 Water Technology Power List.

Wondering who has the power to make or break innovations in the water market? Look no further than Global Water Intelligence’s Water Technology Power List, which highlights 40 of the industry’s top influencers. Among the list are Jacobs Conveyance and Storage Solutions Director Susan Moisio and Wastewater Solutions Director Julian Sandino.

And it’s no wonder.

Guided by their bright ideas and expertise, Jacobs once again received top water positions in Engineering News-Record’s Sourcebook, which reports market growth and industry-recognized rankings across many sectors. We received the top spots in sanitary storm sewer, water transmission lines & aqueducts, sewer & waste and wastewater treatment plants.

In addition to ENR ’s rankings, Jacobs earned the top spot on Trenchless Technology’s Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Firms list for the  fourth consecutive year (that’s eight of the last nine years!)

As global supply and demand for water intensifies, solving the world’s most complex water challenges demands different thinking – but what does that mean?

We decided to ask our GWI influencers, Susan and Julian, exactly how they see water innovations changing how we build for tomorrow:

“Innovations in our water industry are giving us the opportunity to view water as a complete resource, not separately as stormwater, sewage or drinking water, but as one water,” shared Susan. “Once we view water in this way, we start to build infrastructure that recognizes the value of this precious resource.”

She continued, “From the largest water supply project in California to overflow control in London, with a one water mindset, our teams work to protect and give communities, industries and regions access to the resource they need to flourish and expand.”

But, added Julian, “We’re naïve to think that tomorrow’s water needs will be met by simply incorporating a bit of innovation while continuing our current approaches. Our industry must embrace a truly disruptive innovation mind frame if we stand a chance to properly deal with the social, financial and environmental challenges we’re already experiencing in this resource-constrained world, let alone of those in the future.”

And, he quipped, “There’s no other firm in the world better positioned to be this much-needed catalyst of change than Jacobs. Combining diverse talents with deep client-application experience in water resource recovery  and digital intelligence such as digital twin analyticsenables us to analyze complex problems from multiple perspectives and deliver more complete, higher value solutions for customers.”

Let us show you how we’re solving the world’s greatest challenges by transforming intangible ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world: www.jacobs.com/what-if.

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