Promoting Sustainable Development: Water Agenda Runs Deep

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Promoting Sustainable Development: Water Agenda Runs Deep

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.@aecom #AECOM #EWB and #WaterForPeople discuss global water initiatives in this Google+ hangout #sustainablefuture

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: Complex Problems. Integrated Solutions.

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According to the Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation 2012 Update, roughly 11 percent of the global population, or 783 million people, are still lacking access to improved drinking water sources.  Professionals from Engineers Without Borders, the CEO of Water for People and AECOM came together to discuss the importance of public engagement to implementing global water initiatives.

In light of mounting concerns about degrading and depleting potable water supplies as well as the lack of adequate water and sanitation infrastructure in many nations, AECOM employees have donated, volunteered and campaigned around a number of initiatives to help address these growing challenges around the world.

Addressing these water challenges is part of AECOM’s overall corporate social responsibility outreach, which included more than US$3.6 million in total charitable donations during fiscal year 2012. AECOM has been advocating for better water management around the world and has collaborated with communities implementing water and sanitation systems in partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Water For People.

Read more about AECOM’s efforts to improve lives in the company’s 2012 sustainability report. Click here

AECOM (ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.

AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments.

Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2013.


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Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Corporate Social Responsibility | Earth Day 2013 | Engineers Without Borders | Water for People | World Health Organization (WHO) | World Water Day 2013 | sustainability | water disparity | water supplies

CAMPAIGN: Complex Problems. Integrated Solutions.

CONTENT: Article