University of New South Wales Water Research Centre Partnership Announced

(NEW YORK, NY – August 19, 2013) – Hazen and Sawyer announced today that the firm has formalized a strategic research partnership and collaboration with the University of New South Wales Water Research Centre in Sydney, Australia.

In order to further their existing collaboration on state-of-the-science water related research projects and to deepen the understanding of water quality and treatment concerns from around the world, Hazen and Sawyer and the UNSW Water Research Centre (WRC) have established a formal agreement to jointly pursue and conduct water-related (drinking water, wastewater, and water reuse) research projects. This agreement builds upon existing collaborative research activities such as the Water Research Foundation Project #4324 (Water Quality Impacts of Extreme Weather-Related Events) and sets the foundation for similar pursuits in the future.

The agreement will provide the following benefits, among others:

• Jointly reviewing and pursuing WaterRF, NSF, EPA, WSAA, WateReuse, WERF, and other funding opportunities where mutually beneficial

• Providing access to a diverse range of climates, geographies, water qualities, treatment plants, and operating conditions for water- and water recycling/water reuse-related research

• Inviting members of both organizations to serve on expert review panels where specific expertise compliments project needs

• Providing students with access to potential internship opportunities and data for class projects and thesis topics

“The partnership between Hazen and Sawyer, which has one of the largest grant-funded applied research portfolios of any U.S. consulting engineering firm, and the WRC, an international leading university centre that provides multidisciplinary water research, will strengthen the ties between our institutions and will provide a conduit for future collaborative work and information sharing,” said Hazen and Sawyer’s Bill Becker, Vice President and Drinking Water Practice Leader.

Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.

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