Editor’s Notes: Black & Veatch had 1.35 million man-hours of work on the EWS project without a recordable safety incident. The EWS desalination plant is expandable to 3,200 liters per second (73 million gallons a day). The Global Water Summit is a major business conference for the water industry worldwide and recognizes important industry achievements. The Global Water Awards are presented annually during the summit, held this year in Madrid, Spain. Media Contact Information: GEORGE MINTER | +1 913-458-8001 P | +1 913-972-8811 M | MinterGA@bv.com24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Global Renewables: From Utah to the United Nations, Renewables Power Up From C-suites and state capitals to international governments and the United Nations, leaders of the world’s most influential economies are codifying the role of renewables in an increasingly sustainable power generation mix. On the government side, leaders in China, Europe and elsewhere are on a growing list of American states in setting ambitious renewable portfolio standards (RPS) targets. Renewables Surge, Changing Policies Expected to Drive Investment in Transmission Surging growth in renewables and efforts to increase resilience will drive millions of dollars in new transmission investment over the next five years, according to Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report survey. Survey results found that 37 percent of respondents see renewables as the top driver in new investment, followed by resilience and reliability (28 percent). Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability. Asia Pacific's 'Digital Utilities' of the Future In addition to environmental and social challenges, water utilities in Asia Pacific are faced with the complexities of non-revenue water, underdeveloped or aging water infrastructure and growing expenditure. Digital transformation may offer the water industry the opportunity to provide reliable and sustainable water supply by optimizing distribution systems, treatment efficiency and asset management.