One World. One Water—CH2M participates in WEFTEC 2015

Next week, from September 26-30, CH2M will be headed to Chicago, along with more than 22,000 water professionals, to participate in all that WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, has to offer. The conference, being held at McCormick Place, is the largest of its kind in North America. From technical presentations and workshops to networking with other industry professionals, we are looking forward to participating in WEFTEC 2015. CH2M's Global Leader for Wastewater Julian Sandino highlights the major activities CH2Mer's will be involved in during this year's conference.

2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award recognizes CH2M for pioneering water reuse technologies

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) selected CH2M as the recipient of the 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award (SIWA) for developing and advancing methods to clean water and increase public acceptance of recycled water. The SIWA is given annually by the SIWI and honors outstanding and transformative water achievements by companies that contribute to sustainable water management. CH2M is proud to accept this award, which reflects the outstanding work we have done with our clients around the world to revolutionize the way water is treated and accepted. Many CH2M reuse projects have been pivotal milestones in the water industry and our company’s growth over the past 50 years. Read today's Access Water blog from Greg McIntyre, CH2M Water Business Group President, and Brock McEwen, CH2M Global Technology Director, to learn more about the firm's work on reuse projects around the world.

Sustainable Infrastructure Report Provides a Road Map to the Future

In the next few years, the United States is going to have to spend many billions of dollars on infrastructure simply to keep our society and economy functioning. This is the reality; however, the big question that remains is, how can we get smarter about the ways we’ll invest that money? If we choose to invest in solutions that are affordable, resilient, environmentally sound, and integrated, we can make a positive difference in our communities and benefit local economies. A new report, Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions: Rethinking Our Infrastructure Investment Strategies, recently released by the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) at The Evergreen State College, paints the picture of innovative, integrated infrastructure strategies emerging to reshape the energy, transportation, wastewater, stormwater, water supply, and waste sectors. In their blog, Rhys Roth, Director at CSI, and Elizabeth Kelly, Vice President and Senior Consultant at CH2M HILL, share highlights from the report, which includes interviews from 70 Pacific Northwest infrastructure innovators and thought leaders representing the public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors.

Meet the Newest Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) Member

Smart technologies have been on the market for years, but many utilities still grapple with how to take advantage of existing technologies designed to make water networks smarter, more efficient and more sustainable. Ken Thompson, CH2M HILL's Intelligent Water Solutions deputy director, was recently selected to serve as a Council member for the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) to help advance the smart water sector.

Qualcomm, CH2M HILL and The City of Cincinnati Collaborate on Integrated Water Communications Solutions for SmartAmerica Challenge

The SmartAmerica Challenge, kicked off by the White House in 2013, encouraged companies to think about innovation and technology in a new way. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and CH2M HILL have been collaborating with the intent to develop sustainable connectivity solutions leveraging machine to machine (M2M) cellular technologies that will help water utilities improve water quality, receive reliable information and manage water resources in the City of Cincinnati. The project was presented at the SmartAmerica Expo, held in Washington, D.C., on June 11. Ken Thompson, CH2M HILL's Intelligent Water Solutions Deputy Director, discusses the project in his latest Access Water blog.