CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, recently announced that Glen Daigger, senior vice president and chief technology officer, has been elected president-elect of the International Water Association (IWA). Daigger, who is recognized worldwide as an expert in wastewater treatment technologies, was elected Sept. 5 at the IWA Governing Assembly, held in The Hague, Netherlands.

There are approximately 5,300 individuals and 400 corporate IWA members worldwide, with members in more than 180 countries and from every continent except Antarctica. Daigger has been a member of IWA for 36 years, and has served most recently as senior vice president and as a member of the Finance and Investment Committee. Daigger will serve as president-elect for a year and will take office for a two-year term as president at the IWA World Water Congress in Montreal in September of 2010.

As the author or co-author of more than 100 technical papers, four books and several technical manuals, Daigger has contributed to advancing practice within the wastewater profession. His nine patents for wastewater treatment have helped establish the nation’s wastewater treatment standards. He is CH2M HILL’s first Technical Fellow, an honor which recognizes the leadership that he provides for CH2M HILL and for the profession in the development and implementation of new wastewater treatment technology.

The International Water Association is the global network of water professionals, spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. Through IWA, members collaborate to lead the development of effective and sustainable approaches to water resources management, drinking water, wastewater and stormwater management in areas throughout the world, creating value and driving the advancement of both science and best practice of water management.

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