WSP I Equity and Environmental Justice in Infrastructure

WSP I Equity and Environmental Justice in Infrastructure

At WSP we define equity as the leveling of the playing field with narratives, processes, and actions that create benefits specifically for historically marginalized and underserved people to improve their current and generational quality of life.  Equity must be intentionally built into every step of the engineering process, from planning to development to delivery. That means starting with a diverse team of people who bring a variety of perspectives to a project, engaging all the impacted communities to understand what they need to thrive, including marginalized expertise, like a Black-owned construction company, for example, in the execution, and clearly communicating the full benefits of the work throughout the build.

WSP-USA also has a long history of integrating equity into infrastructure projects. Our work is equity-driven. It’s a core value of WSP-USA to help communities flourish as a result of infrastructure engineering, whether by creating more access to underserved populations, ensuring nature-based solutions mitigate environmental justice issues, or recognizing critical cultural history that needs to be integrated into the planning.

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ACEC Honors Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line, International Gateway Bridge
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Two WSP USA projects, the Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension in San Diego and the International Gateway Bridge in Long Beach, were winners of national Grand Awards at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. ...
Jun 7, 2022 11:30 AM ET
WSP Infrastructure Index: 80 Percent of Americans Support Equity in Infrastructure Spending Over Improvements in Their Own Communities
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2022 /3BL Media/ - WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, today released its new WSP Infrastructure Index that gauges Americans’ views on how the Biden Administration’s $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, should be spent. Launched...
May 31, 2022 2:15 PM ET
Evolving Water Management to Strengthen Communities
The effects of climate change are compounding water management challenges for communities around the world. The frequency and intensity of natural hazards are projected to increase due to climate change, making it more difficult to manage surface-water and groundwater resources.1 How can communities minimise damage from the impacts of extreme weather events, such as floods...
Apr 27, 2022 2:50 PM ET
Improving Water Conservation Through an Equity Lens
When it comes to developing water conservation programs to address resource challenges, there isn’t one simple solution. But there is one thing we need to address more effectively in every solution: Equity. In California, water conservation continues to be central to the water supply discussion, especially as droughts, wildfires and the disruption of rainfall patterns all contribute to...
Apr 18, 2022 12:25 PM ET
WSP USA Bridges to Prosperity 2022 Team Completes Kagarama Suspended Bridge in Rwanda
Congratulations to the WSP USA Bridges to Prosperity 2022 Team on the recent completion of the Kagarama suspended bridge in western Rwanda. Over the past two weeks, the team worked tirelessly to construct a suspended bridge crossing the...
Mar 3, 2022 12:40 PM ET