MWH-led consortium develops desalination research forum

MWH, a provider of environmental engineering, construction and strategic consulting services, has partnered with the American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the California Energy Commission to develop a desalination research forum that aims to help address water supply issues. When fully populated, the online database will provide water industry professionals with an easy-to-use, one-stop source for information about desalination practices and R&D projects around the world...

• Online database to provide water industry professionals with easy, one-stop source for innovative desalination research

BROOMFIELD, CO, March 12, 2008 -- MWH, a global provider of environmental engineering, construction and strategic consulting services, announced today that it has partnered with the American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AwwaRF) and the California Energy Commission to develop a desalination research forum that aims to help address water supply issues.

When fully populated, the online database will provide water industry professionals with an easy-to-use, one-stop source for information about innovative desalination practices and research and development projects around the world. To register, populate the database and access information, researchers and other industry professionals should go to www.DesalinationResearch.net.

Once in the database, researchers, utility and company representatives are able to quickly enter their desalination practices and research projects and have the ability to easily search for research related to projects they are currently undertaking. The database is easy to search and provides one location for access to the most recent published and unpublished desalination research.

"This project was initiated to provide access to the most innovative and recent desalination projects and research around the world," said Jennifer Warner, AwwaRF project manager. "To make that happen, however, it's critically important that desalination experts populate the database and exchange knowledge and ideas in this open forum. Rather than reinventing the wheel, academic researchers, public utilities and private companies are able to learn from others' research. This easy-to-use online database takes only moments to enter research into and, once populated, provides the user with access to hundreds of projects right at their fingertips."

"We believe that this research database has immense potential to serve as a conduit to help desalination experts address some of the water supply challenges that coastal and other salt-water bordering areas globally are facing," said Russell Ford, MWH vice president. "Not only does this forum provide open access to the most recent desalination research, the database also provides networking opportunities within the desalination community in order to create a tighter worldwide network of researchers and organizations."

Any person or organization interested in having their research included in the database should contact Dawn Guendert at 858.751.1234 or dawn.guendert@mwhglobal.com.

Headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., MWH provides water, wastewater, energy, natural resource, program management, consulting and construction services to industrial, municipal and government clients in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, India, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

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