Albuquerque’s water story—one of sustainability and adaptation

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Utility Authority) provides water and wastewater services to the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. Located at the crossroads of the southwest, Albuquerque has been a desert city for more than 300 years, and its lifeblood is water. The Water Utility Authority is focused on providing a reliable, safe, affordable and sustainable water supply to the community. Learn about what the Water Utility Authority has done to transform Albuquerque's water story into one of sustainability and adaptation by reading today's Access Water blog by CH2M's Greg Gates and the Water Utility Authority's John Stomp, III.

Investing to make water and wastewater utilities more resilient

Two CH2Mers were featured in the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent video, “Don’t Get Soaked: Invest in Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Mitigation Activities,” which highlights the benefits of investing in preparedness, response and recovery activities at utilities.

Celebrating World Water Day 2016

Every year on March 22, the United Nations recognizes World Water Day, an international observance and opportunity to learn more about water related issues and be inspired to take action to change our water future. The first World Water Day was dreamed up in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and the first annual observance took place in 1993. This year’s theme, “Water and Jobs,” was chosen to help raise awareness for the 1.5 billion people, or half the world’s workers, who work in water related sectors and will focus on how the quantity and quality of water can change workers’ lives and livelihoods. Read today's Access Water blog by CH2M's Global Water Business Group President Peter Nicol to learn more about this annual day dedicated to addressing water sustainability through technology and innovative solutions.

Capturing and Transferring Critical Utility Knowledge—A Key Component of Effective Asset Management

The Utility Management Conference (UMC) is hosted by the American Water Works Association to provide utility leaders with the latest tools, techniques, best practices and emerging solutions needed for effective utility management. CH2M Project Manager Lucy Cotter will discuss CH2M’s partnership with Metro Vancouver at the conference being held, in San Diego, California, from February 24-27.

Achieving Excellence in Maintenance, Operations, and Reliability by Implementing Best Practices

Srinivas Jalla, along with other CH2Mers, will be attending and presenting on best practices in asset management and more, at the 2016 Utility Management Conference, being held in San Diego, California, February 24-27. Over the last eight years, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has worked to improve maintenance and reliability and is leading the way for other utilities. Check out today's Access Water blog to learn more about Gwinnett County's MORE (Maintenance, Operations, and Reliability Excellence) program.