Black & Veatch names director of sustainable planning

Black & Veatch has announced that Peter Binney has joined its global water business as Director of Sustainable Planning. In his new role, Binney will further enhance Black & Veatch's ability to offer sustainable and proactive solutions in support of clients' complex challenges. Binney brings more than 30 years of private and public sector experience in the field of sustainable water practices, serving both national and international clients...

May 8th, 2008

• New director will aid clients in developing lasting, proactive solutions

KANSAS CITY, MO, May 8, 2008 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today that Peter Binney has joined its global water business as Director of Sustainable Planning. In his new role, Binney will further enhance Black & Veatch's ability to offer sustainable and proactive solutions in support of clients' complex challenges.

"Sustainability is a critical planning element in the world today, and our clients are beginning to see it as a new guiding principle," said Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch's global water business. "Peter is widely seen as an expert in the sustainability arena and will augment our ability to provide linked, efficient services to help clients achieve a balance that allows for reliable infrastructure development and resource protection."

Binney brings more than 30 years of private and public sector experience in the field of sustainable water practices, serving both national and international clients. He joins Black & Veatch after a six-year stint as Director of Aurora Water in Aurora, Colo., where he conceived and developed the innovative Prairie Waters Project, designed to provide a sustainable level of water availability -- despite severe drought conditions -- to the growing community.

Binney was also instrumental in Aurora's efforts to secure new water sources, including water rights purchases and a large farm-city interruptible water leasing program in the Arkansas River basin. He implemented a nationally acclaimed water conservation program that significantly reduced demands and supplements the city's balance of demand management and supply side options.

A governor's appointee to the statewide Interbasin Compact Committee, Binney was recently honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies with the General Palmer Award for his contributions to professional engineering and to the state of Colorado.

Binney holds postgraduate degrees in engineering from the University of Canterbury, in New Zealand, and the University of Colorado. He is based in Black & Veatch's Denver office.

Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets.

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