Black & Veatch appoints senior leaders to work on water supply issues in Colorado

July 19, 2017
Dedicated experts will work to enhance water storage and reliability along the Front Range.

DENVER, JULY 19, 2017 -- Black & Veatch, a market leader in dams, water storage and conveyance, is working to ensure sustainable water supply in Colorado by assigning two senior practice leaders to help meet client needs. Greg Zamensky and Chris Mueller will deliver Black & Veatch's water supply, dam-related storage and transmission systems services along the Front Range.

The appointments come as Colorado increasingly looks to new dam and reservoir opportunities and water transmission systems to enhance system reliability, environmental benefits, and meet the demands of the region's rapidly growing population and demand for safe and secure water.

Zamensky, Black & Veatch's Americas Practice Leader for Dams and Flood Control, has played prominent roles on more than 100 dam projects of various types across the United States and globally. His expertise includes project management, dam engineering and construction. As a Black & Veatch Associate Vice President and Regional Practice Manager for Heavy Civil, Mueller led major heavy civil and construction management programs on the West Coast before his relocation to Colorado. He specializes in tunnels, dams and geotechnical engineering related to water storage and conveyance.

The company also recently added Mark Thompson, a geotechnical engineer with over a decade of experience in project delivery throughout the Western United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Thompson specializes in planning and program management, geotechnical seismic performance engineering, dam construction oversight and the implementation of dam safety programs.

"This team has contributed to the successful conclusion of many large projects across North America that are not only impressive engineering achievements, but enhance our country's water reliability," said David F. Egger, Senior Vice President for programs, infrastructure systems and heavy civil at Black & Veatch. "Their appointments demonstrate the premium we place on water supply, storage, transmission and system resilience projects across Colorado and the Front Range."

The company was recently selected as Program Manager for Denver Water's Gross Reservoir Expansion Project, which will more than double current reservoir capacity, enhance Boulder Creek streamflow and improve water supply dependability for the 1.4 million people Denver Water serves in the metro area.

Zamensky, Mueller and Thompson join the more than 350 professionals who sit in Black & Veatch's Denver Regional Office, which is a Center of Excellence in dams and reservoirs. These professionals have world-class expertise in program and construction management, asset management, water storage, infrastructure planning, condition assessment, and conveyance infrastructure such as pipelines, tunnels and pump stations.

Black & Veatch has been working with the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District for more than two years on its Northern Integrated Supply Project, a major water supply project serving over a dozen jurisdictions.

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Black & Veatch has been addressing Colorado's need for significant water supply and water resources since the 1950s, and has been involved in more than two dozen major dam and reservoir projects.

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