DENVER — According to a press release, the International Water Association (IWA) announced the 2014 Project Innovation Award (PIA) winners during the Singapore International Water Week, held this week.

CH2M HILL is pleased to share that its Sewer Corrosion and Odour Research, or SCORe, project was selected as the recipient of the PIA for the Asia Pacific Region, stated the release.

The SCORe project was completed in conjunction with an ongoing Water Environment Research Federation (WERF) ventilation research program and helps to maximize the service life of sewer networks in a proactive approach, added the release.

“SCORe demonstrates the significance of developing an effective strategy for the mitigation of corrosion and odour problems in wastewater collection systems,” said Jay Witherspoon, CH2M HILL senior fellow technologist. “Taking a proactive approach to managing sewer networks enables utilities to balance costs with benefits both in savings and non-economic considerations to support strategic decisions.”