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Environment & Infrastructure

DT Global’s Environment & Infrastructure practice works with governments and communities to create livable communities and cities.

Sustainable energy, water, and climate solutions are a global imperative. Improved access to basic infrastructure – including power, water, sanitation, roads, and information and communication technology - is the catalyst for economic growth. To help communities overcome increasing pressure from climate change, urban and industrial growth, and deforestation, DT Global collaborates with stakeholders to develop innovative solutions that improve resiliency, accelerate access to safe water and sustainable sanitation, improve environmental management, promote clean energy solutions, and mainstream green economy solutions. Through locally-led initiatives grounded in data and quantitative analysis, we facilitate the development of improved policies and practices, strengthen stakeholder capacity, and create partnerships with the private sector and other stakeholders to bring innovation to scale.

Our team works with communities to design and develop climate resilient infrastructure for a sustainable future.

DT Global is a leader in accelerating access to water and sanitation services in both urban and rural areas. In partnership with national and local governments, water services providers, civil society, and the private sector, we design and implement WASH projects in some of the world’s most challenging environments. We facilitate the adoption of improved policies, new and expanded access to services, social marketing to promote hygiene behavior change, increased access to finance, and enhanced public private partnerships.

DT Global assists governments, civil society, and the private sector in developing technical solutions that ensure equitable, efficient, and sustainable use of water resources. Working at the transboundary, national, local, and community levels, we deploy a range of modeling, mapping, engineering, and economic solutions. This includes support for green infrastructure to manage drought and flooding, improve irrigation, and strengthen water services delivery while protecting the natural resources that are integral to the ecological health of a watershed and the wellbeing of local communities.

DT Global has decades of experience delivering climate change adaption and resiliency services. We assist national governments, cities, and multilateral institutions in developing high-quality climate change adaptation projects, including providing risk assessments and climate resilient infrastructure design. Building on our extensive experience in disaster recovery, we work hand-in-hand with local communities and institutions to increase resilience and promote disaster risk reduction. We use dialogue and advocacy to strengthen policy and enhance cooperation with emerging economies in order to promote climate resilience and sustainable growth. In the some of the world’s most vulnerable environments, we have developed policies to achieve national adaptation goals, facilitated access to international sources of finance, and improved capacity to better manage and monitor resilience projects.

DT Global provides environmental solutions for improved environmental policy and planning, better protection of natural resources, and sustainable infrastructure development. Our programs include an emphasis on assessments and analysis, environmental compliance, green infrastructure, natural resource management, climate-resilient infrastructure, payment for eco-system services, and access to infrastructure finance. Our interdisciplinary approach incorporates natural resource management (water, forestry, land use) and ensures compliance with environmental regulations and environmental impact assessments.

In partnership with governments and service providers, DT Global facilitates access to reliable, clean, and affordable energy. We strengthen enabling environments, promote private sector investment, and develop new systems (including renewable energy sources) for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our programs also reduce regulatory barriers to market development and facilitate cross-border energy trade. We are a leader in increasing women’s participation in the energy sector. Our team supports energy sector reforms and modernization of existing electricity systems, strengthens the enabling environment for private sector energy investment, and promotes reliable, clean, and affordable energy around the world.

As populations grow, so do demands for safe, reliable, cost-effective methods of transportation. DT Global provides expertise in planning and advisory services, offering local market knowledge and management capacity in transport policy development, transportation economics and planning, asset management systems, and governance and business process reform. The provision of these services results in strengthened public financial management and improved capacity within the public and private sectors. Our experts have an in-depth understanding of how transport systems are managed and operated, how transportation infrastructure is planned, designed, and developed, and maintain a focus on community-wide impact.

DT Global works with citizens, municipalities, governments, businesses and organizations to reimagine sustainable urban development and offer innovative mobility solutions with equitable service delivery and resilient infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges, from high-performance buildings and infrastructure to resilient communities and environments.

Our Work

Amazon Best Social and Environmental Practices Activity
Location: Colombia, Brazil, Peru
Client: USAID

Increasing economic development and unsustainable extraction in the Amazon is leading to the over-exploitation, contamination, and degradation of the region’s resources. Our Amazon Best Social and Environmental Practices Activity works to reduce the negative impact of large-scale infrastructure projects, extractive activities, and climate stress on Amazon forest and water resources by promoting the development and adoption of environmental and social best management practices.

USAID Ready Project
Location: Pacific Island countries (PICs)
Client: USAID

Pacific Island Countries are experiencing the negative impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels, increasing frequency and intensity of drought, ocean acidification, and damage to coral reefs and fisheries. Recognizing and responding to these impacts, our USAID Ready project works to support partner governments and stakeholders to draft and implement policies to achieve national adaptation goals, access international sources of financing for resilience projects, and improve capacity to better manage resilience projects.

Afghanistan Strengthening Watershed and Irrigation Management (SWIM)
Location: Afghanistan
Client: USAID

SWIM aims to provide technical services and capacity building to support the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to strengthen its water resource management systems, increase agricultural water productivity, and support farm communities to manage water and on-farm resources.

Through the establishment of demonstration plots used to showcase improved irrigation techniques, we’ve trained over 500 farmers in On-farm Water Management. In turn, this has lead to the strengthening of 50 Irrigation Associations, Forestry Associations, and Water User Associations.

Location: Vietnam
Client: Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Aus4Transport is an Australian Government initiative to support the Government of Vietnam in developing high-quality transport infrastructure to promote economic growth and poverty reduction. These efforts will lead to increased investment in Vietnam’s road, rail and inland-waterway infrastructure projects by bringing higher quality projects to market faster.

Working in close partnership with Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport and the wider transport sector, our team of local and international transport and project management specialists provides support by: (1) facilitating project preparation for major initiatives in the Government of Vietnam’s Mid-term Investment Plan; and (2) supporting the sector through research, innovation, policy reform, and training that responds to the specific needs of various transport users (including women, people with disabilities and ethnic minorities) as well as dealing with issues related to the development of the sector, including road safety and climate change.