David Peterson has always wanted to live in the wild.
But he’s never really been able to do it, even though he’s had plenty of experience in the industry.
But now that he’s in his mid-40s and is still working in construction, he’s set to start working as a hydrologist for New York City.
For the past two years, Peterson and his wife have been working on a project called New York Metiste, which aims to make New York the wetter, more humid city in the country.
That includes using new technologies like air conditioners, heat pumps, and air-cooled trucks to capture rainwater and heat it to the ground.
Peterson is also looking to expand his work into water conservation.
“There’s a lot of water in the oceans that we don’t really use,” Peterson says.
“We’re not storing it.
We’re not looking at one part of it. “
What we’re doing with the hydrologists is looking at the whole system.
We’re not looking at one part of it.
We are looking at how do we change it.”
Peterson started working at New York’s Metropolitan Water District (MWD) in 2005, and he has spent the last three years learning about the work of hydrologic engineers.
“I have a great interest in water.
The team at Metiste wants to help make New Yorkers more sustainable, but Peterson also wants to learn more about what makes them feel happy. “
And I think it’s really important that we have people that can understand that.”
The team at Metiste wants to help make New Yorkers more sustainable, but Peterson also wants to learn more about what makes them feel happy.
For him, it’s about the weather, and it also relates to his health.
“You feel like you can take your body back,” he says.
And that is why he is determined to make Metiste a sustainable solution.
“Metiste has always been about a lifestyle that has a little bit of everything,” he explains.
“It has to be a little more of a work-life balance.”
And to do that, Petersen has a lot to learn.
“If you’re a new graduate, you’ll never be a hydrological engineer, because the work you do is a lot more demanding, and the expectations are higher,” he admits.
But for the first time in his career, Peteson wants to be able to work on a job that’s completely sustainable.
“A lot of people don’t understand that,” he adds.
“They think it’ll be more like being an architect, but that’s not what I do.
If you’re not careful with your body, it can be a disaster. “
In the world we live in now, we need to be more mindful of our bodies.
If you’re not careful with your body, it can be a disaster.
I just want to make the city better.” “
The goal is to be healthier and a better person.
I just want to make the city better.”
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