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Black & Veatch Ltd provides asset and environmental planning, design, construction and operational improvement services. We work with all of the UK's water companies, as well as government and industrial clients in the UK, Europe and Middle East. The ability to combine our capabilities puts us in a unique position: the largest integrated consulting and construction company in the markets we serve. In thousands of ways, every day, Black & Veatch is pursuing its mission of Building a World of Difference. We do work that betters the quality of peoples' lives: ensuring clean drinking water in ample supply; dependable flood prevention; conveyance, treatment and safe re-use of wastewater, and much more. Through the way we act and the solutions we provide, Black & Veatch seeks to ensure a sustainable future for all of our stakeholders.


Mr Chad Hill
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Black & Veatch seeks entries for prestigious World of Difference water and environmental Award

London, UK (22 December 2005) - For the third year, entries are being invited for the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) World of Difference Award, sponsored by Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company.

Entries should be for water and wastewater projects that apply science and engineering for sustainable environmental improvement. To be eligible for the Award, projects must relate to the water cycle and:

"Be at least at the application stage and specific, rather than theoretical design " Be innovative and achievable " Demonstrate sustainability and be beneficial to the environment Ian Kirkaldy, UK Regional Director of Client Services at Black & Veatch said, "We are very proud to continue our backing for the World of Difference Award because we want to encourage innovative ideas that make a positive difference to the environment."

"Too much water, which is such a precious resource, is wasted, so in keeping with our belief at Black & Veatch, we want to see systems that identify and promote good practice in water and wastewater management" said Kirkaldy.

The 2005 award was presented to Northumbrian Water for the Wear Valley Water Treatment Works in County Durham. The project included 16,000 new trees in 2ha of woodland, 2km of new footpath and the creation of a renewable energy supply. Best environmental practice saved tonnes of carbon dioxide being emitted during its construction.

Aside from the prestige of gaining this important prize, the winner of the CIWEM World of Difference Award will be presented with a specially designed trophy, a framed certificate and a cheque for £1000. The winning project will be promoted by CIWEM and featured in several leading water industry and environmental publications.

The World of Difference Award is international and open to all, with the exception of Black & Veatch projects. Submissions from younger people are encouraged. The size of the project is immaterial: small projects that make a big difference are encouraged. The judging panel will consider the originality of the concepts and take into account the age and experience of applicants.

The closing date for entries is 30 January 2006 with the winner announced and the Award presented at the CIWEM Annual Dinner in London in April 2006.

Entries should be in the form of a summary report, up to ten A4 pages in length including illustrations. For further details of how to make a submission, visit www.ciwem.org/awards/, www.ciwem.com/awards/, or e-mail Harriet Greene at CIWEM on awards@ciwem.org.

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch Corporation is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, information and government markets. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients' needs and provide sustainable benefits. Solutions include conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, information technology, environmental, security design and consulting, and management consulting services. The employee-owned company has more than 90 offices worldwide. Black & Veatch is ranked on the Forbes "500 Largest Private Companies in the United States" listing. The company's Web site address is www.bv.com.


The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is an independent charity working for the environment. Thousands of members in 97 countries include scientists, engineers and other environmental professionals, as well as students and interested members of the public. The Institution provides educational opportunities and continuing professional development, independent information to the public and media, and advice to government. See www.ciwem.org. Tel. 020 7831 3110. Registered Charity No. 1043409.
See www.wwuk.co.uk . CIWEM exhibited the GROW System at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2005.

To make a submission for the Award, contact the Policy Support Officer at CIWEM, 15 John Street, London, WC1N 2EB (Tel: 020 7831 3110; e-mail: awards@ciwem.org) or see www.ciwem.org/awards/.

For further information please email Black & Veatch Ltd

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