CDM establishes water, urban planning technical center in Singapore

CDM has announced the establishment of a global Technical Center for Integrated Water Management and Urban Planning to be based in Singapore. The new Technical Center will promote the application of advanced planning and simulation models, decision software, and geospatial information systems for improved understanding and management of sustainable urban environments. The Center will incorporate multiple perspectives of urban planning, water systems engineering, economics, and environment...

SINGAPORE, June 25, 2008 -- CDM, the global infrastructure and environment firm, has announced the establishment of a global Technical Center for Integrated Water Management and Urban Planning to be based in Singapore.

CDM's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas D. Furman Jr., made the announcement Tuesday as part of the firm's participation in Singapore International Water Week 2008.

The new Technical Center will promote the application of advanced planning and simulation models, decision software, and geospatial information systems for improved understanding and management of sustainable urban environments.

Paul R. Brown, a member of CDM's Board of Directors, will serve as the Center's founding technical director.

The interdisciplinary Center will incorporate multiple perspectives of urban planning, water systems engineering, economics, and environment, according to Brown. "Close collaboration among water managers, engineers, and urban planners will bring truly integrated problem-solving approaches to addressing 'cities of the future' issues of climate change, efficient water management practices, environmental quality, and economic vitality of our urban centers," he said.

"Singapore has demonstrated global leadership in the advancement of water technology," Furman commented. "It is important for us to locate our new Technical Center in this rapidly developing global water hub. This gives CDM an important platform for research, strategy, and applications in Singapore, the region, and globally."

Through more than three decades of operations in Singapore, CDM has undertaken planning and engineering on several of the nation's signature water infrastructure and environmental projects.

CDM is a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm delivering exceptional service to improve the environment and infrastructure, working in partnership with public and private clients worldwide.

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