CH2M HILL To Host Key Events At IWA World Water Congress
More than 4,000 water professionals to gather in Busan, Korea, for the global water event
CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, is pleased to participate in the 2012 International Water Association’s (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition, held 16-21 Sept. in Busan, Korea. CH2M HILL is also a proud sponsor of the IWA Young Water Professionals (YWP) Program, whose participants are the next generation of innovators changing the future of the water industry.
At the Congress, CH2M HILL staff will share their knowledge with and learn best practices from water professionals from around the globe. Learn more about CH2M HILL’s participation by visiting our Congress booth #410 and our online Access Water Blog.
In addition to participating in technical presentation on a variety of tracks, we are pleased to host a wine and cheese reception Wed., 19 Sept., 17:00-18:00, congratulating Dr. Glen Daigger on his second term as President of IWA. A globally recognized expert in wastewater treatment, Dr. Daigger is a CH2M HILL Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
CH2M HILL is again sponsoring the Sustainability Prize, which recognize contributions that demonstrate significant progress toward the sustainable management of water resources in an urban environment. The award ceremony showcases the work of the winner and two runner-ups in each category: “excellence in support of sustainable urban water management” (theory) and “innovation in the practical realization of sustainable urban water management” (application). CH2M HILL is proud to sponsor the prize in acknowledgement of the recipients’ hard work and dedication to sustainable solutions. The awards will be presented Tues., 18 Sept., 17:00-18:00, IWA Hub booth #100.
This year CH2M HILL and Halcrow, a CH2M HILL Company, will also be receiving two IWA Regional Project Innovation Awards (PIA), which honor innovation and excellence in global water engineering projects and will be presented at a dinner ceremony on Tues. evening. In the Asia Pacific Regional Award Competition, our work with Singapore to implement the Active, Beautiful, and Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Program at a local Singapore watershed was named the winner in the design category. In the Europe and West Asia Regional Award Competition, the Feasibility Studies for Irrigation Development in Ethiopia earned an honor award in the applied research category.
During the Congress Jay Witherspoon, CH2M HILL Senior Fellow Technologist, and Josh Boltz, CH2M HILL Senior Technologist, will be formally inducted as members of the IWA Fellows Program on Mon. evening. This program seeks to recognize extraordinary individuals within the community of water professionals and to enlist their commitment and skills in advancing the knowledge and practice of water management through IWA.
Jay Witherspoon holds over 29 years of experience in sustainable plant design and optimization, air quality, and renewable energy resources. He is a globally recognized expert in air quality and GHG monitoring, and compliance issues for water and wastewater treatment and collection systems. With a masters and bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, Jay has managed over 90 water quality and air emission projects.
Josh Boltz has experience in the full gamut of wastewater treatment plant development including planning, permitting, troubleshooting, optimization, and design. He received his doctorate degree in Engineering and Applied Sciences from the University of New Orleans, is a registered Professional Engineering in three states, and has become a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE). With over 17 publications and countless conference presentations, Josh is a valuable asset to wastewater treatment plant process engineering.
CH2M HILL Congress Activity
Sun., 16 Sept.
• 9:00 – 15:30, YWP Workshop - Bryan Harvey, Panelist
Mon., 17 Sept.
• 13:30, Room 4, Challenges in the implementation of the Atotonilco WWTP, the world’s largest water reclamation facility - Julian Sandino
Tues., 18 Sept.
• 9:15 – 10:45, Room 17, Women in Water Workshop - Linda Macpherson
• 12:45 – 14:15, YWP Hub, Building a Career in Engineering / YWP Clinic - Julian Sandino
• 14:15 – 15:45, Room 8, Wastewater reuse at scale – synergies between cities and industry - Jay Witherspoon, Panelist
• 17:00 – 18:00, IWA Hub, booth #100, CH2M HILL- Sponsored Sustainability Prize Reception
Wed., 19 Sept.
• 10:45 – 11:15, IWA booth #500, Crossing water, food and energy nexus boundaries in the Middle East: Green cities integrated resource planning approach and trade-offs - Jay Witherspoon
• 17:00, CH2M HILL Booth #410, Reception for IWA President Glen Daigger, PhD, PE
• 16:15 – 17:00, Room 1, Keynote Speech: New talk about new and old water, and efforts underway to develop a new vernacular for water across the urban water cycle - Linda Macpherson
To learn more about our participation or to arrange interviews with our experts during the conference, please contact Lori Irvine at 720-286-3137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About CH2M HILL
Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$6.4 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For five times and was named Water Company of the Year at the 2012 Global Water Awards. For more information, visit www.ch2mhill.com.
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