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January 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), which serves as the central management office for partnering with Army installations to implement cost-effective, large-scale renewable energy projects, leveraging private sector financing. The Task Force focuses on renewable and alternative energy production projects that are 10 megawatts or greater, and located on Army installations in the United States.

If you are interested in finding out more on how to get involved with this task force, go to http://armyeitf.com/ Below are also some fact sheets that can provide stakeholders with information to include specific project opportunities such as project details, proposed deal structures and information about the installation.
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FACT SHEETS:
Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) Awardees
This group of companies are pre-qualified under the MATOC and are eligible to bid on future renewable energy task orders. As renewable energy opportunities at Army installations are assessed and validated, a competitive task order Request for Proposal will be issued to this group for the specific technology.

20 MW Solar PV - Fort Bliss, Texas
Fort Bliss is located in the state of Texas with range lands extending into New Mexico. Fort Bliss is home to an estimated 35,000 soldiers. Potential for increased demand with the construction of a...

December 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Groundwater makes up 97 per cent of the world’s available fresh water. Total global use is estimated by scientists at around 1,000 cubic kilometers a year, with the largest users being India, China, and the United States. Since 1900, the world has drawn down its groundwater reserves by an estimated 4,500 cubic kilometers — and demand continues to increase, especially in arid countries, which are rapidly running short of water that can be affordably extracted. Scientist has urged the world to take better care of its groundwater resources — or risk dangerous scarcities, economic impacts, and potential conflicts in coming decades: http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20131231-worlds-shrinking-grou...

December 30, 2013 | 0 comments

http://star-tides.net/akvo-water-portal-akvopedia-excellent-resource-wat...
They are a top-tier authority on water solutions, and should be reviewed before starting any large water project. Very helpful!

December 26, 2013 | 0 comments

Last Spring, CTNSP launched the Disaster Apps Challenge (http://disasterapps.challengepost.com) and the Explosive Remnants of War and Land Mine Reporting Apps Challenge (http://erwlandmineapps.challengepost.com). During the 2014 TIDES Demo we'll host a panel on "Innovation in Government" to recognize winners of the challenge. Click here to see TIDES Demo schedule: https://tidesdemo14.eventbrite.com See below for more on our challenge winners!

DISASTER APPS CHALLENGE

Our goal for the Disaster Apps challenge was to enhance awareness and sustainability of apps that are effectively used during emergencies. We received a total of eight submissions. Click here to view all the submissions: http://disasterapps.challengepost.com/submissions

Winners include: 1st Place: GovSAFE, the Survivor Assistance Form Editor (SAFE) which provides location service and identifies local Disaster Assistance Centers (DAC); 2nd Place: Siaga Banjir (Jakarta Flood Alert), a monitoring and flood alert system; 3rd Place: National Storm Shelter GPS Precise Map Points, which helps citizens report location of available shelters; and receiving an honorable mention, Black Mamba Rescue Beacon, which allows citizens to quickly group, triangulate, and find those that need...

December 26, 2013 | 0 comments

The effects of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 are still affecting the work of aid groups and health care workers, but they're now getting some help from an unconventional source: 3D printers. A project called iLab Haiti, which is an initiative of Kid Mob, has brought several MakerBot 3D printers to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and is using them to produce prototypes of certain basic medical supplies, such as umbilical cord clamps, on demand. iLab Haiti, based at the Haiti Communitere facility, is currently using ABS plastic to print the devices, and while they aren't quite a finished product yet, it's hoped that further iterations will bring the devices up to medical standards. More: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/project-uses-makerbots-3d-print-medica...