CH2M HILL Employees Promote Water Quality Education Through World Water Monitoring Day

Sep 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from CH2M HILL

    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.
     "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 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