CH2M honored for advancing best practices for climate adaptation and resilience
DENVER, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Climate Change Business Journal, a leading source of business intelligence in the Climate Change and Adaptation industry, recognized CH2M with two awards for advancing best practices in climate adaptation and flood protection.
«Recognizing CH2M for advancing best practices in climate adaptation and resilience across a global mining portfolio, and for climate adaptation project merit in domestic resource flood protection honors the technical ability and sustainable vision of our global staff,» stated John Mogge, CH2M global environmental market director. «These awards underscore our leadership performance in the critically important climate adaptation industry.»
In conferring the awards, the Climate Change Business Journal recognized CH2M for:
- Working with Newmont Mining to advance best practices in climate adaptation and resilience across a worldwide portfolio of mining assets. Recognizing climate change risks to nearby developing communities as well as its financial exposure, Newmont Mining/CH2M analysis found that future climate conditions would worsen water shortages for hydro generation, increasing competition for water by agricultural, industrial, and other uses. Newmont/CH2M shared the analysis findings with the Ghanaian government to assist with its climate planning and further developed guidance and tools for evaluating climate risk and understanding impacts to mine operations, supply chains, product transport and communities. Rollout of adaptive strategies are set to begin in 2017.
- Developing a major climate adaptive flood protection project in Tacoma, Washington, including a floodwall with automatic gates and an emergency pump station. Located along the Puyallup River, Tacoma’s Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (CTP) is protected by levees. Increasing frequency of overtopping of the levee system put the CTP at a higher risk of flooding. The CH2M-designed floodwall effectively provides groundwater cutoff and flood protection by extending up to 25 feet below ground and up to 8 feet above ground. Continuous CTP operation is key to ensuring environmental protection of Puget Sound waterways.
In addition, CH2M received three awards by the Environmental Business Journal for recognizing the company’s best practices for new achievement in environmental expertise and global projects for merit in sustainable water infrastructure. CH2M will receive the awards at the 15th Annual Environmental Industry Summit on March 22-24, in San Diego, California.
Three CH2M experts will also participate in the Summit as featured panelists. Featured CH2M Summit panelists include Stephen E. Petron, Vice President and Global Director, Environmental Planning (Executive Response); Jonathon Weier, Principal Technologist, Certified Senior Ecologist, Wildlife Habitat Council Relationship Manager (EBJ Award Winners); and Dale Sands, Senior Vice President, Global Practice Director, Private Client Sector (Resilience, Future of Climate Adaptation).
CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients in water; environment and nuclear; transportation; energy and industrial markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games. Ranked among the World’s Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and program management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com; LinkedIn; Twitter; and Facebook.
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