Water expert joins MWH Dallas office

Ellen Burnes, Ph.D., has joined MWH's Dallas office as a planner and economist serving municipal, state and federal clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area...

DALLAS, Nov. 11, 2005 -- Ms. Ellen Burnes, Ph.D., has joined MWH's Dallas office as a planner and economist serving municipal, state and federal clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. She previously worked as a planner and economist in MWH's Sacramento office.

Burnes, who holds a doctorate in natural resource and environmental economics, has more than 15 years of experience, including water planning, management and operations for large water resource projects. She recently served as project manager for the review of management and operation practices for the largest offstream reservoir in the world, which is jointly owned by state and federal entities. The reservoir, located in central California, meets the needs of multiple river basins and several growing communities. Her past experience also includes serving as an associate professor at California State University in Fresno, Calif., where she taught agricultural economics.

Burnes is recognized as a forward thinker who is able to integrate the environmental and human aspects of water resources management to proactively develop opportunities for clients while preserving and improving the environment.

"Ellen's knowledge and expertise is directly applicable to the water resource management challenges related to recent and projected population growth in north Texas," says Jeff Kishel, MWH's Senior Vice President for Strategy and Customer Service.

With headquarters in Broomfield, Colo., MWH (www.mwhglobal.com) is a private, employee-owned environmental engineering design, consulting and construction firm with approximately 6,000 employees worldwide. The company provides water, wastewater, energy, natural resource and program management services to industrial, municipal and government clients in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, India, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

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