DENVER, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, is supporting World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) by engaging in outreach activities across the country to foster public understanding of the importance of water quality. Officially kicking off with a national event in Washington D.C. on September 18, WWMD encourages community groups to monitor water bodies throughout the next month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060123/LAM077LOGO) "We know first-hand the importance of clean water to people all over the world," said Tom Searle, CH2M HILL's water business group president. "Each year, our employees partners with clients, community groups and local officials to take part in World Water Monitoring Day." CH2M HILL employees are celebrating WWMD through a variety of outreach events, including school presentations and monitoring events at local rivers, lakes and other water. The firm hopes to have employees from 60 offices globally participate in the program, involving a total of 2,000 participants and collecting at least 800 water samples. Additionally, CH2M HILL produced the promotional and educational DVD for WEF to help students and community groups understand the water monitoring process. World Water Monitoring Day(TM), coordinated by the Water Environment Federation, is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of local water bodies. Participants are asked to conduct testing on four basic characteristics of water quality, including pH, temperature, turbidity and dissolved oxygen. Data collected by all participating monitors can be viewed at http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org after December 18. Participation continues to grow toward the organization's goal of one million volunteers by the year 2012. Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in engineering, construction and operations for public and private clients. With more than $5 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry- leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2007). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment and industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer by business media and professional associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more than 23,000 employees in regional offices around the world.
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