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"Thank you very much for inviting cityWILD and its students to WWMC. The students definitely found the testing to be interesting and we could tell they appreciated the hands-on experience instead of someone doing it for them."
— Seth Winnerman.
CityWILD Director, Denver, Colorado
Supporting a common mission to preserve and enhance the global water environment.
Since 2003, CH2M HILL has supported World Water Monitoring Challenge™ (WWMC). As an international partner of WWMC, CH2M HILL engages our employees worldwide in educational outreach. Each year, employees partner with clients, local officials, and other community groups and schools to monitor the water quality of local watersheds and to become increasingly responsible water stewards.
CH2M HILL’s goals and objectives in supporting this program are to:
Each year, CH2M HILL employee volunteers across the globe host local events which reach thousands of students. These events have included: water quality sampling, classroom presentations, project site tours, river cleanups, and participation in local water festivals.
CH2M HILL volunteers in Denver and Boston lead students in basic water quality monitoring to determine dissolved oxygen levels, turbidity, pH, and temperature, all of which indicate the health of a watershed.
|Phoenix high school students learn about water quality at a WWMC event celebrated at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.||Los Angeles students took water samples and then visited the Dominguez Gap Wetlands to learn how engineered wetlands are an excellent way of treating contaminated water.|
|Students in Boston use art to share what they learned about water quality.||In Denver volunteers from CH2M HILL and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) taught students about macro-invertebrates.|
World Water Monitoring Challenge™ (WWMC) is an international education and outreach program which builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to help monitor local water bodies. Hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA), WWMC is a fun and engaging way to educate students about our water resources and the role they play as environmental stewards. Monitoring kits test four basic parameters of water quality: pH, temperature, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen.