OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Golder Associates Ltd. has been recognized by Water Canada magazine for business leadership in water management.
"By 2050, it's expected that 70% of the world's population will be
urban. Water is integral to sustainability, the environment, our
society, and the economy. It's also intimately tied to energy, land
use, industry, food security, waste, how we extract and manage natural
resources, as well as governance and politics," says Jeanette
Southwood, Golder Associates Principal and Global and Canadian
Sustainable Cities Leader in the company's Ottawa office.
Water Canada's subsidiary publication, Water's Next, is specifically dedicated to showcasing Canadian water sector
innovations and achievements in four categories: People, Projects,
Business, and Innovations.
The Water's Next selection committee chose Golder Associates after a thorough review of
many nominations and project submissions. While Golder's successful
nomination showcased multiple water-related approaches and projects,
the publication specifically highlighted Golder's global presence and
showcased a local Canadian project to help the Region of Waterloo
comply with new Ontario provincial government legislation intended to
protect groundwater supplies (http://watersnext.com/2012/golder-associates/).
Golder Associates brings a creative approach to helping communities
manage their water needs. "We've used innovative approaches to help
municipalities find new water supplies and assess the sustainability of
those supplies," according to John Piersol, an Associate and
Hydrogeologist at Golder Associates.
Golder is also being recognized for projects in Australia, South Africa,
India, and the United States involving water stewardship, managing
water supply, sustainable urban water management, managing water
impacts for the oil and gas and mining sectors, and identifying climate
"Being a global company we leverage our international experience for the
benefit of our local clients," says Southwood. "The global connection
is an important part of where we're going as a company to develop water
solutions for the future."
Golder Associates Ltd. (www.golder.ca) is an employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and
construction services in the areas of earth, environment, and the
related areas of energy. From 160 offices worldwide, Golder's over
7,000 employees work with clients to manage their environmental and
engineering activities in a technically sound, economically viable, and
socially responsible manner.
SOURCE Golder Associates Ltd.
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Golder Associates Ltd.