ARCADIS Grant Establishes ARCADIS-Colorado State University Center of Excellence in Remediation Hydrogeology

  ARCADIS Grant Establishes ARCADIS-Colorado State University Center of
  Excellence in Remediation Hydrogeology

Business Wire

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- June 27, 2013

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and
consultancy firm, has made an unrestricted grant of $200,000 to Colorado State
University to establish the ARCADIS-CSU Center for Excellence in Remediation
Hydrogeology. The gift will be used to fund several aspects of the Center for
Excellence in Remediation Hydrogeology, including graduate students, technical
support, research, and an adjunct faculty position within the college.

"Over the past decade a remarkable collaboration has developed between
ARCADIS, an international engineering services company, and Dr. Tom Sale in
CSU's Center for Contaminant Hydrology," said Wade Troxell, Interim Dean in
the College of Engineering. “We are extremely grateful for this gift.”

The center’s main areas of focus will be:

  *Field-focused research in remediation hydrogeology and other aspects of
    groundwater restoration with application in mining, the oil & gas
    industry, and other critical areas.
  *Develop training programs that will benefit the environmental remediation
  *Form consortiums to benefit stakeholders within the environmental
    remediation industry.

In addition, the ARCADIS grant will establish the annual Steven Blake Lecture
on Water Resources. This annual series will highlight the work of select
scientists and engineers whose work has had a beneficial impact on the
management of our nation’s water resources. Blake, a 1978 graduate of CSU in
Watershed Science and recently retired CEO of ARCADIS US, was central in
expanding the relationship between the company and the College of Engineering

“We are pleased to partner with Colorado State in creating the Center for
Excellence in Remediation Hydrogeology,” said Gary Coates, CEO for ARCADIS US.
“We look forward to our continued collaboration to introduce innovative
solutions to some of the world’s most complex issues based on research
conducted by CSU students.”

The ARCADIS-CSU Center of Excellence is a collaborative effort of both the
University and ARCADIS, directed by Dr. Tom Sale of CSU and Dr. Fred Payne of

According to Dr. Payne, “The research done here will provide new ideas and
solutions that will have application in mining, the oil & gas industry,
environmental remediation and even water supply.”

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

About CSU’s College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at Colorado State University is using its
classrooms and laboratories to educate the next generation of innovators,
entrepreneurs, and corporate and civic leaders. The goal of the College of
Engineering is to serve society by educating students, solving problems of
global importance, and contributing to national and international economic
development. The College of Engineering includes five departments (Atmospheric
Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering)
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ARCADIS is the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm,
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 and expertise to improve the quality of life in
rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at:


Debra Havins, 303-471-3485
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