WaterBriefs: CH2M HILL announces changes to Civil Infrastructure Group

Also in this report: Global Green USA unveils 3rd Green Seed school; ARCADIS strengthens communications position; MIOX recognized as one of hottest greentech companies; Porous Materials announces 13th Short Course; Spalding DeDecker opens Brighton branch office; Carollo appointed to ACHMM board of directors; Harmsco Filtration introduces sales, marketing team; Pittcon 2008 announces James L. Waters Symposium; TT Technologies announces new regional manager; (more)...

In other news below:
-- Global Green USA unveils 3rd Green Seed school
-- ARCADIS strengthens communications position
-- MIOX recognized as one of hottest greentech companies
-- Porous Materials announces 13th Short Course
-- Spalding DeDecker opens Brighton branch office
-- Carollo appointed to ACHMM board of directors
-- Harmsco Filtration introduces sales, marketing team
-- Pittcon 2008 announces James L. Waters Symposium
-- TT Technologies announces new regional manager
-- WorldWater & Solar appoints Senior VP, General Counsel
-- SanAir Technologies announces updated website

CH2M HILL announces changes to Civil Infrastructure Group
DENVER, Jan. 21, 2008 -- CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, has designated a new Vice Chair and three new executives for its Civil Infrastructure Group -- the firm's division primarily focused on providing a range of engineering, design, construction, and operations and maintenance services to water, wastewater and transportation clients worldwide.

Don Evans, a 35-year CH2M HILL executive, has been designated Vice Chair and Chief Marketing Officer of CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. In his new role, Evans will lead corporate affairs, key account programs, technology development and strategic initiatives. Most recently he was the leader of CH2M HILL's Civil Infrastructure Group.

Mark Lasswell has been appointed President and Group Chief Executive for the Civil Infrastructure Group. Lasswell will be responsible for the firm's Transportation and Water business groups, along with CH2M HILL OMI, the Operations Maintenance business group. A professional engineer with three decades of leadership at CH2M HILL, including prior service as President of CH2M HILL OMI, Lasswell also is a member of the firm's board of directors. The Civil Infrastructure Group is one of four primary client groups across the firm.

Elisa Speranza is President of CH2M HILL OMI, succeeding Lasswell. She joins CH2M HILL OMI from the firm's Water Business Group, where she spearheaded many successful teams and initiatives over the past seven years. Her recognized leadership in the North American water profession, coupled with her earlier roles in public utility management and in consulting, gives her a unique blend of experience that directly aligns with CH2M HILL OMI's mission to deliver innovative utility, community and environmental solutions to municipalities, communities and companies. She is active in a number of industry associations, including serving as vice president of global nonprofit Water For People.

Bob Bailey is President of the Water Business Group, succeeding Tom Searle who has been appointed President and Group Chief Executive, International. A 23-year employee of CH2M HILL, Bailey most recently led the firm's southeast region, responsible for all water, transportation, environmental and infrastructure consulting, design and construction services for clients in 11 states. He also spearheaded efforts to expand the firm's water business portfolio to clients by introducing design-build services. CH2M HILL's Water Business Group employs about 2,000 people and completes more than 4,000 projects each year. Bailey also serves on CH2M HILL's board of directors.
Also see:
-- "CH2M HILL named one of '100 Best Companies to Work For'"

Among other recent headlines:

Global Green USA unveils 3rd Green Seed school
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School to receive $70,000 in green building upgrades
NEW ORLEANS, LA, Jan. 23, 2008 -- Global Green USA announced its third of five choices for the Green Seed Schools program, which will grant the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward $70,000 in funds to supply and install eco-friendly upgrades to the school. Global Greens Green Seed Schools program grants thousands of dollars to five New Orleans schools, two of which have yet to be chosen, in order for them to be updated with the latest in water and energy conservation technology...

ARCADIS strengthens communications position
ARNHEM, The Netherlands, Jan. 21, 2008 -- ARCADIS, an international consultancy, design and engineering company, announced that Mark Zellenrath has been appointed to the position of Director of Corporate Communications for ARCADIS. In this new position he will work on enhancing awareness of the ARCADIS brand as it aspires to be a knowledge centre for media on topics such as climate change, water management, mobility, environment, sustainability, as well as developments in architecture and the build environment...

MIOX recognized as one of hottest greentech companies
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Jan. 17, 2008 -- MIOX Corporation, a New Mexico-based water purification technology company, was selected as one of the "hottest private companies in greentech" for 2007 by AlwaysOn, a Silicon Valley on-line network that tracks high-tech companies and trends. The Going Green Top 100 list recognizes innovative companies that are altering industry landscapes by providing environmentally sustainable solutions...

Porous Materials announces 13th Short Course
ITHACA, NY, Jan. 17, 2008 -- Porous Materials Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of scientific testing instruments, announced its May 2008 Short Course at its company headquarters in Ithaca, NY. This course, titled "Advanced Techniques for Pore Structure Characterization; Theory and Practice", will cover the basic principles, current practices, recent advances, critical assessments, and applications of pore structure characterization...

Spalding DeDecker Associates opens Brighton branch office
DETROIT, MI, Jan. 17, 2008 -- Spalding DeDecker Associates Inc., a regional civil engineering and surveying firm, recently opened a branch office in Brighton, expanding the company's geographical coverage in Michigan and allowing SDA to better serve clients in western Wayne and Oakland counties and Livingston, Washtenaw, Shiawasee, and Ingham, as well as the surrounding counties. Transportation, Municipal, Construction Engineering, Land Development, SCADA, and Survey services will be offered through this office.

Carollo appointed to ACHMM board of directors
BETHESDA, MD, Jan. 15, 2007 -- Carol J. Carollo, CHMM, a 30-year environmental professional from Lemoore, Calif., has been appointed to the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM) Board of Directors. Carollo takes over the Board position previously held by Harry S. Kemp, CHMM, who was elected vice president of ACHMM by the membership in the fall and assumed his new post Jan. 1...

Harmsco Filtration introduces sales, marketing team
NORTH PALM BEACH, FL, Jan. 11, 2008 -- Harmsco Filtration Products, celebrating its 50th year as a family business, introduces the sales & marketing team of Greg Willis, VP Sales & Marketing, and Mike Dower, Consumer Products - Director of Sales & Marketing. Together, they represent 38 years of water industry experience. Willis returns to Harmsco from Watts Water Quality and Conditioning Products where, as VP-Sales, his primary area of concentration was in distributor relations and networking. Dower comes from Culligan International Company, with both commercial and residential water treatment sales and service experience.

Pittcon 2008 announces James L. Waters Symposium
PITTSBURGH, PA, Jan. 11, 2008 -- The Pittsburgh Conference announced "DNA Sequencing: From the Early Days of Sanger Sequencing to the Human Genome Project" as the focus of the nineteenth James L. Waters Annual Symposium, which recognizes pioneers in the development of analytical instrumentation. The 2008 Waters Symposium will be presented on Monday, March 3, 2008, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Pittcon 2008, which runs from March 1-7, 2008, in New Orleans, Louisiana...

TT Technologies announces new regional manager
AURORA, IL, Jan. 11, 2008 -- TT Technologies, a world leader in trenchless technology, announced that George Mallakis will join the company as a regional manager in California. This is a new position created to better serve TT Technologies' customers on the West Coast. Mallakis brings with him more than 21 years of trenchless technology experience.

WorldWater & Solar appoints Senior VP, General Counsel
EWING, NJ, Jan. 10, 2008 -- WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp. announced that Robert A. Gunther has been named Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective immediately. Reporting directly to the Company's Chairman and CEO, Quentin T. Kelly, Gunther's responsibilities in the newly created position will include providing advice and counsel to WorldWater on all legal matters and coordinating legal activities with outside SEC counsel, other outside counsel and regulatory agencies...
Also see: -- "WorldWater & Solar Technologies announces completion of ENTECH merger"

SanAir Technologies announces updated website
RICHMOND, VA, Jan. 9, 2008 -- SanAir Technologies Laboratory Inc., which partners with business, industry and government to identify and isolate potentially dangerous microorganisms in private and public venues, announced a significant upgrade to its website making it easier for clients and others interested in its full spectrum of environmental testing analyses to access those services. SanAir's website (www.sanair.com) is designed for ease of access and quick response. In addition to a link to free overnight shipping for clients, SanAir.com also has an educational component -- a 393-entry "Organisms Library" describing the most prevalent contaminants the lab can identify.

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