Binney to Direct B&V Water Sustainability
Peter Binney has joined Black & Veatch's global water business as director of Sustainable Planning. In this role, he will further enhance the firm's ability to offer sustainable and proactive solutions in support of clients' complex challenges.
"Sustainability is a critical planning element in the world today, and our clients are beginning to see it as a new guiding principle," said Dan McCarthy, president and chief executive officer of the firm's global water business. "Peter is widely seen as an expert in the sustainability arena and will augment our ability to provide linked, efficient services to help clients achieve a balance that allows for reliable infrastructure development and resource protection."
Binney brings more than 30 years of private and public sector experience in the field of sustainable water practices, serving both national and international clients. He formerly worked as director of Aurora Water in Aurora, Colo., where he conceived and developed the Prairie Waters Project, which was designed to provide a sustainable level of water availability despite severe drought conditions to the growing community.
He also helped the community secure new water sources, including water rights purchases and a large farm-city interruptible water leasing program in the Arkansas River basin. He implemented a nationally acclaimed water conservation program that significantly reduced demands and supplements the city's balance of demand management and supply side options.
A governor's appointee to the statewide Interbasin Compact Committee, Binney was recently honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies with the General Palmer Award for his contributions to professional engineering and to the state of Colorado.
Binney holds postgraduate degrees in engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and the University of Colorado.