Environmental Protection

Daigger to Lead International Water Association

Glen Daigger, CH2M Hill senior vice president and chief technology officer, transitioned from president-elect to president of the International Water Association (IWA) during the 2010 IWA World Water Congress, held in Montreal, Canada, Sept. 19-24.

Daigger, who is an expert in wastewater treatment technologies, officially took office for a two-year term as president during the closing IWA Gala Dinner in the Palais de Congres de Montreal.

IWA is the global network of water professionals, with members in more than 180 countries and from every continent except Antarctica. Daigger has been a member of IWA for 36 years.

“I am deeply honored to become the President of the International Water Association,” Daigger said. “While we have collectively accomplished much in the past several years, numerous challenges and opportunities lie ahead. We must work to develop and deliver programs that serve not only the developed world, but also that aggressively work to serve the needs in the developing world so that all of our efforts are equally relevant and impactful no matter where you live in the world. As an organization of leaders and doers, we must dare to be great and provide the leadership and innovation to move our profession and industry forward at a much faster rate at the highest quality. The years ahead will be transformational for the water industry, and I look forward to supporting all of the IWA members in embracing and leading the change that must occur.”

Daigger will focus on four initiatives during his time in office:

  • Continue to build strength, both in participation and financially to allow the organization to expand its programs;
  • Expand the family, by including a broader range of professionals than ever before and growing the new generation of professionals;
  • Reinforce the culture of a “bottom-up” organization in which the outstanding results and betterment of society is produced through the interests and initiative of its members;
  • Dare to be great, addressing an increasingly “water constrained” global situation by helping to transform water management policies and practices to see that the needs of all citizens of the planet are met well into the future.

Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M Hill is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients.

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