In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 19, 2018

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This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring reports from the World Economic Forum and Harvard university, as well as the latest news on infrastructure legislation and a report on the water crisis facing Mexico City. We also wish to inform our readers that This Week in Critical Infrastructure will be taking an indefinite break. If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding this or other work from the Center for Infrastructure Protection, please contact us. Thank you very much for reading.

Tsunamis of innovation are shaking the energy industry

“The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Energy recently released a paper on Transformation of the Global Energy System. One of the Council’s authors, David Victor, also co-chair of the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate, highlights its findings on the global energy system.”

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Mexico capital’s water crisis over crumbling infrastructure

From Al Jazeera, a video report on the water crisis facing Mexico City as workers struggle to keep pace with the crumbling infrastructure and sinking city foundation that are causing debilitating strain on the water and waste systems.

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#DataSmart Resources: Infrastructure

In this report from Harvard’s Data-Smart City Solutions, a look at how the future of smart city technology will integrate with and expand on existing infrastructure systems, with examples of how cities are currently evolving to integrate the latest technologies.

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Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to speed up infrastructure permitting

From The Hill, Mallory Shelbourne reports on a new piece of bipartisan legislation introduced by Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) earlier this week. The bill would allow for permanent funding of permitting reviews for railroads and public utilities, a move intended to speed up the permitting process for vital projects.

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