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.
CH2M HILL recently published a report, U.S. Onshore Unconventional Exploration and Production Water Management Case Studies, for the Energy Water Initiative (EWI). The report synthesizes 12 case studies which represent a cross section of EWI member company’s—spanning Arkansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. The objectives of the case studies were two-fold: to illustrate the diverse, regional water resource challenges the industry faces and share innovative strategies and lessons learned that individual companies have developed to continually evolve stewardship practices with EWI’s members and stakeholders. Read today's Access Water blog to learn more about EWI and download a copy of the report.
Since 1993, March 22 has been designated by the United Nations as World Water Day. The day is designed to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s theme is “Water and Energy”. CH2M HILL Global Water Market President Greg McIntyre reflects on the significance of this day and shares how the firm is helping develop innovative solutions to address the water-energy nexus.
Happy World Water Day! Dr. Glen Daigger, International Water Association President and CH2M HILL Senior Vice President, encourages you and the entire water industry to lend your voice and knowledge to a global consultation on water quality and wastewater management that will help inform world leaders and the United Nations as they develop the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. CH2M HILL and IWA are passionate about solving water resource management challenges and are committed to being an advocate for making clean water and sanitation available to people in every corner of the world, and this is a great opportunity to be a part of this critical conversation!
With World Water Day this week, it’s the perfect time for us to share that CH2M HILL has become a Steering Committee member of the U.S. Water Partnership, a joint effort of both public and private sectors in the U.S. that unites and mobilizes U.S. expertise, resources and ingenuity to address water challenges around the globe, particularly in the developing world. CH2M HILL Global Water Business President Bob Bailey will provide keynote remarks at the celebration of USWP’s first anniversary and reception for new members at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, on the evening of March 21.