CH2M HILL senior VP, chief technology officer announces retirement from firm

After 35 years with CH2M HILL, Dr. Glen Daigger, senior vice president and chief technology officer, has announced his retirement from the firm.

DENVER, CO, Dec. 29, 2014 -- After 35 years with CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, program management, and operations firm, Dr. Glen Daigger, senior vice president and chief technology officer, has announced his retirement from the company.

Daigger, recognized worldwide as an expert in wastewater treatment technologies, has contributed significantly to CH2M HILL, as well as the entire water industry, most recently through his work as president of the International Water Association (IWA). Daigger's last day as a full-time employee of CH2M HILL was Friday, Dec. 19. Going forward, Daigger will continue to work with CH2M HILL as a special advisor on key pursuits and project delivery.

The wastewater treatment expert received his doctorate and master's degrees in environmental engineering from Purdue University, as well as his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Purdue. In 2009, he was given Purdue's Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award. Daigger joined CH2M HILL in 1979 and has remained with the firm since then, with the exclusion of two years in the mid-1990s when he was professor and chair of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University.

Daigger was CH2M HILL's first Technical Fellow, an honor which recognized the leadership that he provided for the company and for the profession in the development and implementation of new wastewater treatment technology. As the author/co-author of more than 100 technical papers, four books and several technical manuals, he has contributed to advancing practice within the wastewater profession. His 11 patents for wastewater treatment processes have helped establish the nation's wastewater treatment standards.

Daigger's commitment to the profession runs deep, having served in senior roles for the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and the Water Environment Research Foundation. He recently completed his term as president of IWA, where he worked with water leaders around the globe to advance the science and practice of water management to create more livable cities and accelerate the rate at which people gained access to drinking water and sanitation, all while protecting the environment.

"It's been an honor to spend my engineering career with CH2M HILL, working with our clients to solve some of the most complex water challenges, while also having an opportunity to explore my passion of doing global strategy work for the world," said Daigger. "Retirement will not mark the end of the road for me with CH2M HILL, but rather the beginning of a new journey -- one that will allow me to continue supporting the firm as a special advisor on key pursuits and project delivery."

Daigger will continue serving IWA as immediate past president of the association. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and received the Harrison Prescott Eddy Award from WEF three times.

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