December 05, 2007 10:50 ET

CH2M HILL's Glen Daigger Invited to Serve on National Academies' Sustainability Roundtable

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Glen Daigger, CH2M HILL Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, was recently invited to serve as a member of the National Academies' Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS).

Established in 2002, the STS provides a forum for contributing to sustainable improvements in human well-being by creating and strengthening the strategic connections between scientific research, technological development and decision making.

Dr. Daigger has been a CH2M HILL employee since 1979, where he has leveraged technology to improve the treatment of water.

"Being invited to serve on the National Academies' Roundtable for Sustainability is a tremendous recognition for Glen and I congratulate him on this achievement," says CH2M HILL Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ralph R. Peterson. "I have great respect for the work of the Roundtable and applaud its goal of using science and technology to achieve long-term sustainable solutions around the world. Glen is one the most respected authorities on water treatment in our industry."

CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction, and operations firm is heavily involved in the field of sustainability with the firm's work in the areas of environment, people and community, and economic development. Notable accomplishments include the firm's response to Hurricane Katrina; the largest cleanup and conversion of a nuclear site to developable land in U.S. history; and creative application of landfill gas to fuel an industrial facility. Currently the firm is the program manager for Masdar, the world's first fully sustainable "green" community and is part of the CLM Delivery Partner Limited consortium managing the delivery program for the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games, which is using recycled materials to build the Olympic facilities.

Daigger holds six patents for wastewater treatment processes and has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers, four books, and technical manuals for the wastewater treatment industry. Daigger has a bachelor of science and a master of science in civil engineering, as well as a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Purdue University. He also is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in engineering, construction and operations for public and private clients. With more than $5 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2007). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment and industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer by business media and professional associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more than 23,000 employees in regional offices around the world.

About the National Academies:

The National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. The National Academy of Sciences was created in 1863 by a congressional charter approved by President Abraham Lincoln. Under this charter, the National Research Council was established in 1916, the National Academy of Engineering in 1964, and the Institute of Medicine in 1970.

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