ARCADIS Renews Commitment to Water for People; Becomes Global Sponsor

  ARCADIS Renews Commitment to Water for People; Becomes Global Sponsor

Business Wire

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- March 22, 2013

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), a leading international design, consulting,
engineering and management services company announced today that it has become
a global sponsor of Water For People, increasing its previous annual donation
fourfold to a total of $100,000. Water For People’s mission is to help people
in developing countries improve quality of life by supporting sustainable
drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education

ARCADIS has supported Water For People for many years as a regional sponsor,
but its increased role as a global sponsor will allow the organization to
increase their contributions helping some of the 1.8 billion people who lack
access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion who lack adequate sanitation

“Furthering our alliance with Water For People helps them bring safe drinking
water and sanitation to areas in need, a cause in which ARCADIS truly
believes,” said Steve Blake, CEO of ARCADIS U.S. “This would be important
enough if it were just for the benefits of public health, but in many
developing nations, this can also change the fundamental economic realities of
their society. In some areas of the world people walk for miles carrying up to
40 pounds of water sacrificing time that could be spent on education and
employment. At ARCADIS, we recognize that it we must take an active role in
valuable programs like Water For People that preserve our natural resources
for future generations.”

“The partnership with ARCADIS is critical to helping us provide access to
clean water and sanitation for everyone where we work and ensuring that this
coverage lasts forever. We are grateful for our supporters who are part of the
movement to eradicate water poverty,” said Jodi Lundin, Development Executive,
Water For People.

In addition to Water For People, ARCADIS has a partnership with UH-HABITAT
through its Shelter program where the company sends its talented staff on
missions providing knowledge andexpertise to improve the quality of life in
rapidly growing cities around the world.

For more information, please contact Debra Havins of ARCADIS at 303-471-3485


ARCADIS is a leading international company providing consultancy, design,
engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and
buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating
balance in the built and natural environments. ARCADIS develops, designs,
implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments.
With 22,000 employees and more than $3.3 billion in revenues, the company has
an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions.
ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge andexpertise to improve the
quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at:

About Water For People:

Water For People is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to
providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in
developing countries. By working with local governments, the private sector,
and partners, Water For People ensures that Everyone in a specific region has
these basic needs met forever. This innovative approach reaches every family,
every school, and every clinic, catalyzing transformative change for better
health and economic development to occur. Learn more at Join us on Facebook and Twitter.


Debra Havins, 303-471-3485
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