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The 7 Megatrends that Will Affect the Future of Infrastructure, Part II

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the second half of a complete report on the future of infrastructure in Ontario, commissioned by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario. The first half can be found here, and provided … Continue reading

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The 7 Megatrends that Will Affect Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. I was commissioned by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario to produce a report by September, 2015 on the future infrastructure needs of the Province of Ontario, Canada. The conclusions of my report … Continue reading

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Overdrawn at the River Bank: The Future of Water, Part II

This is the second of three posts about the future of water. The first can be found here. by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Water scarcity has several causes, all of which compound each other. First is that of the freshwater … Continue reading

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We Can See Right Through Them: Transparency and How to Use It

by Kit Worzel, futurist In 2014, Canada ranked #10 in lack of corruption worldwide, the UK ranked #14, and the US ranked #17. In comparison, Denmark scored as the least corrupt country in the world, India was in the middle … Continue reading

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15 Unexpected Things to Expect in 2015

by futurists Richard Worzel & Kit Worzel What kind of a year are we headed into? Well, some things are obvious, like continued conflict between Russia and the West, and the importance of technology. Others are less certain. So, what … Continue reading

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The Greediest Generation

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In 1998, former news anchor Tom Brokaw wrote a book called The Greatest Generation. In that book he said, “‘it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.’ He argued that … Continue reading

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13 Trends for 2013

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. A new year is a time when everyone thinks and wonders about the future, and I’m no different, except for me it’s also my job. With that in mind, let me identify some of the … Continue reading

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4 Wild Cards for Utilities in 2013: Risks & Opportunities

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The utility industries thrive on stability, yet they may well face a number of surprises in 2013 and beyond, both pleasant and unpleasant. And although some of these will be “unknown unknowns”, others may be … Continue reading

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A Futurist’s View of Risk & Risk Management

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Why is risk something we want to avoid? I suspect that any attempt to answer this question will deal with the downside or cost of risk, and that’s where any assessment of risk should start. … Continue reading

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Stalking the Specter

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In my last blog, “A Specter Is Haunting Europe”, I described the running crisis that threatens Europe’s financial markets and economy with potentially severe knock-on effects for the global markets and global economy. I got … Continue reading

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