ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – CH2M HILL received the global water award for water company of the year during the Global Water Summit on April 30 in Rome, Italy.
Headquartered near Denver, CH2M HILL works 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.
Locally, CH2M HILL worked for the city of Hinesville as part of OMI for almost 30 years and currently has 85 employees. In addition, CH2M HILL works for the Liberty County Development Authority.
The global water award is given to the water company that is considered to have made the most significant contributions to the development and advancement of the global water sector over the past year.
“This is a distinct honor for CH2M HILL,” the company’s president Bob Bailey said. “Several prestigious international water companies have received this honor in the past, and we are very pleased to earn this worldwide recognition. This recognition is a testament to not only the hard work and dedication of CH2M HILL’s employees to solve our clients’ challenges, but also to our clients and partners in the urban, industrial, energy and agricultural sectors who trust us to deliver solutions that balance social, economic, and environmental priorities.”
CH2M HILL was selected as water company of the year based on the firm’s achievements in 2011 such as:
• Launching “WaterMatch,” a water-related grassroots initiative that seeks to promote the beneficial re-use of municipal effluent by the industrial and agricultural sectors, which collectively represent roughly 88 to 90 percent of global water consumption.
• Growing its water work for industrial, energy and agricultural clients, including its growing practice of water management for oil-sands operations in Canada and bioenergy developments in Brazil and the U.S.