World Water Day 2014: Event addresses water-energy nexus

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DENVER, CO, March 24, 2014 -- To commemorate World Water Day 2014, CH2M HILL has produced an infographic (found here) that focuses on important facts relating to the water and energy nexus.

Since 2003, the United Nations (UN) has designated March 22 as World Water Day (WWD) -- a day set aside to raise awareness for water issues and the importance of freshwater sources in developed and developing countries. The theme for 2014 WWD, "Water and Energy" took it one step further to include two of the world's most precious and finite resources.

According to the UN, 780 million people lack access to safe drinking water, 2.5 billion go without sanitation and 1.3 billion people do not have electricity. CH2M HILL is helping municipalities and industries address the water-energy nexus by finding a balance and conserving both precious resources.

The firm developed a suite of Global Water Tools to assist companies in mapping their water use and assess risk relative to their global operations and supply chain. For example, it helped the Empire Generating Power Plant in Rennselaer, N.Y., reduce its need for freshwater by up to seven million gallons per day by using filtration, membrane and ion exchange technologies to supply reclaimed water to cooling towers, evaporative coolers and steam generators.

Recently, CH2M HILL began development of an innovative energy plan to help Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District achieve energy independence using 100-percent net renewable energy with 80 percent of the energy supplied by internal sources.

See also: "World Water Day 2014: Smart water networks help conserve water, energy"

About CH2M HILL

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environment, energy, and facilities. For more information, visit www.ch2mhill.com.

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