DENVER — CH2M announced that two of the firm’s projects received Global Water Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in the international water industry, according to a press release.

José Barroso, former president of the European Commission (2004-14) and prime minister of Portugal (2002-04), presented the 2015 Global Water Awards during a ceremony held in Athens, Greece, in conjunction with the Global Water Intelligence’s (GWI) Global Water Summit, stated the release.

Located in Mississauga, Ontario, the Region of Peel’s Lakeview Water Treatment Plant was named the Water Project of the Year for its phase 2 expansion project known as OBM2, producing around 105.67 million gallons per day (400,000 m3/d), which is part of a 12-year, $450 million capital improvement program, reported the release.

Using ozone, biologically active carbon contactors, ultraviolet disinfection and membrane ultrafiltration, OBM2 treats water from Lake Ontario, and CH2M designed, permitted and commissioned the expansion project on behalf of the Region of Peel, continued the release.

CH2M’s client, Hunter Water, received an Award of Distinction for Water Reuse Project of the Year for its Kooragang Industrial Water Scheme, a groundbreaking wastewater recycling scheme featuring an advanced water treatment plant producing nearly 2.4 million gallons per day (9,000 m3/d), added the release.

As part of the Hunter Treatment Alliance, CH2M, Hunter Water and Joint Venture Partner Lend Lease led the concept and detailed design of the $40 million project for Hunter Water, noted the release.

You can find the release here.