Building a Better World is an inherent principal that guides our business and our lives as individuals. We aspire to leave a positive, lasting impact on people and the planet.
MWH Global is founded on the principle of providing improvements to the environment. What MWH does in the community is just as valuable as the infrastructure it constructs. With this in mind we want to share what we at MWH do every day to preserve and protect the Earth and its' resources. These practices include engineering and construction, water resources conservation, wastewater recycling, environmental engineering and more.
Featured Global Event: Earth Day
After witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a "national teach-in on the environment" to the national media; recruited co-chair, Pete McCloskey, and hired Denis Hayes as national coordinator to promote events across the land.
On the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. The first Earth Day in 1970 led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
In 1990, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes to organize another campaign. This time, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries. Today, the campaign for a clean environment continues to grow urgently as the effects of climate change become more apparent. To read more, visit the Earth Day Network.
Participate in the celebration of Earth Day and become part of Building a Better World.
Que podemos hacer nosotros, en nuestra casa, en nuestra vida diaria para disminuir nuestro consumo de agua o huella hídrica? Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.
Featured Local Events:
The City of Austin - Give 5 event.
MWH is proud to sponsor the Earth Day Give 5% campaign which provides money to Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) and 5 other Austin environmentally-focused non-profits (HCC, Sierra Club, Clean Water Fund, Texas Land Conservancy and Tree Folks). Read more >>
Potomac River Clean Up
MWH employees will be helping clean up the Potomac River March 22 from 1p.m. until 5p.m. Read more >>
Four Australian MWH offices participated in Clean Up Australia Day. Read more >>.
Panama Canal Water saving basins – the largest in the world – are designed to reuse 60 percent of the fresh water consumed for lockages, with an optimized filling and emptying system that meets aggressive performance criteria for system efficiency and throughput. MWH is the lead designer. Learn more on the record breaking project.
View more videos like the one below by going to our YouTube channel.
How to reduce Kitchen waste(click image to download)