Friday June 28, 2013 0 comments
FORT COLLINS - ARCADIS and Colorado State University are partnering to establish the ARCADIS-CSU Center for Excellence in Remediation Hydrology, which will focus on groundwater restoration research with applications in mining, oil-and-gas and other areas, CSU announced.
A $200,000 unrestricted, renewable gift from ARCADIS - a 125-year-old company headquartered in Highlands Ranch - will allow CSU's College of Engineering to enhance its decade-long collaboration with the company.
The gift will fund several aspects of the center, CSU said, including graduate student programs, 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 of the College of Engineering.
"We are extremely grateful for this gift."
The gift will also support the annual Steven B. Blake Water Resources Lecture Series.
The ARCADIS-CSU Center of Excellence will be directed by Sale and Fred Payne of ARCADIS.
"The research done here will provide new ideas and solutions that will have application in mining, the oil-and-gas industry, environmental remediation and even water supply," Payne said.
ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments in 38 nations.