A Leader in Sustainability and Environmental Management
The City of Dallas is committed to ensuring that resources are available for future generations, while protecting the quality of life of current residents and the vitality of our businesses today.
In 2004, the City began its work implementing an Environmental Management System that would change the way it does business – looking at the entire cycle of the processes it provides and materials it uses. Through this shift, City staff came to understand that being proactive, rather than reactive, was the smart way to save resources, save money, and save time. These principles laid the foundation for the Environmental Policy.
In 2008, the Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) and other EMS Departments proudly accepted the first certification of the City’s Environmental Management System to the ISO 14001 standard. This system continues to drive change toward minimizing pollution, eliminating risk, compliance with regulations, and continual improvement.
In 2012, the OEQ developed the City’s first Sustainability Plan, based on the objectives of the EMS. It is continually updated to serve the ever-changing needs of our growing communities.
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The Water-Energy Nexus You can’t have water without energy, and you can’t have energy without water. This codependency is known as the Water-Energy Nexus, illustrated below. Here are some water and energy facts regarding the sustainability of our current water-energy nexus: Approximately 15-18 billion cubic meters of freshwater resources are…