CH2M HILL Australia Pty Ltd

CH2M is a global engineering and project delivery company partnering with public and private clients to tackle the world’s most complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Our work is concentrated in the water, transportation, energy, environment and industrial markets. Of our 25,000 employees, 842 are based in ANZ and the Pacific Rim. Across the Indo-Pacific, we operate as one region, jointly headquartered from Australia and Singapore. We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Auckland, Singapore, Malaysia, Manilla, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, China and India.

We have provided extensive water services throughout Australia and Indo-pacific for many years, supporting sectors such as: government, urban, industrial, mining, energy and agriculture. Our dedicated technologists, many of which are globally recognised, work with our clients to provide robust solutions on all water related challenges. In response to climate change and rapid urbanisation, CH2M’s water focus has shifted towards water resiliency and efficiency at the urban, industrial and domestic levels, agricultural water productivity, conservation of our natural water quality and ecosystems. We are humbled to be the first engineering company awarded the prestigious Stockholm Industry Water Award (2015). We believe this demonstrates how our own company values and vision is akin with AWPs vision of sustainable economic development, improved water security, and reduced social and environmental impacts resulting from water scarcity and climate change. We look forward to working together as part of the AWP. Together we are dedicated to laying the foundation for human progress by turning challenge into opportunity.

Organisational Capability

  • • Water governance including education and efficiency reform (managing supply-demand)
    • Integrated water resource management (incl. basin scale assessments and planning)
    • Flood Risk Management, capital works delivery, operation and maintenance
    • Drinking water and reservoir management
    • Urban water and watershed services (“water-sensitive cities”)
    • Wastewater treatment and reuse
    • Climate change mitigation and adaptation (“resilience”)
    • Agricultural water services including irrigation, efficiency and supply alternatives.
    • Coastal and erosion hazard definition, planning and design of protection
    • Ecosystem and water environment planning and restoration


  • Development of Decision Support Tools for Mekong River – Basin-wide modelling support and capacity building, Mekong River Commission (MRC)
    CH2M (Halcrow) worked with the MRC to develop a toolbox of modelling and data analysis software. We provided modelling advice and development of new software tools, coupled with capacity building plans to promote use of the toolbox throughout the basin. Capacity building initiatives, included establishing a “community of practice” amongst the four member States of the MRC. The contract was implemented through a series of work packages under a rolling work program to ensure it remained needs-driven. In addition we also undertook: basin planning; integrated water resources management; quality assurance and audits; socio-economic impact assessment; policy development and Environmental impact assessment.
  • Shandong Effective Reservoir Utilisation for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Asian Development Bank
    CH2M worked with the ADB to establish sustainable and replicable reservoir rehabilitation and management best practice models for IWRM – for water allocation, flood management and environmental improvements, through a study of a model reservoir (Muyu Dam) in a model province (Shandong), associated to a US$ 30m loan to make safe 9 reservoirs. CH2M helped overcome key risks in the basin that were restricting industrial production; and flooding (some 40,000 residents were at risk).
  • Asian Development Bank Portfolio, Philippines
    CH2M’s work under this program includes two projects – a water transmission improvement project and an urban transport project. The outcome of each project will lead to inclusive and sustainable development in the Philippines through access to reliable infrastructures. Both projects are governed by the ADB’s Strategy 2020, its long-term Strategic Framework which aims to achieve an Asia and Pacific, free from poverty.
  • Preparation of Sustainable Integrated Water Resource Management Plan and Detailed Project Report for alternative water resources for KhushkheraBhiwadi-Neemrana and Manesar-Bawal Investment Region (KBNIR), India (Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation)
    In India, CH2M delivered sustainable integrated water resource management plans and prepared detailed project reports for Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana and Manesar-Bawal Investment Regions. The region is faced with issues including scarce availability of surface water and over exploitation of shallow groundwater.
  • Tsunami Relief 2004, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand
    The earthquake along the western coast of Northern Sumatra, created the single worst tsunami in world history. CH2M provided immediate needs assessments in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. CH2M partnered with GE to set up a water treatment plant in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, to treat approximately 1.5 million litres of water per day, and worked with the Indonesian government to train local operators to take ownership of the treatment plant’s longer term operations. CH2M’s other activities included damage assessment, debris removal, design, engineering and cost estimating, environmental investigation/design as well as construction and project management for civil infrastructure.
  • Water Supply Security Options Investigation, Australia (Coliban Water)
    Coliban Water engaged CH2M HILL to scope, investigate and compare a series of integrated water supply options aimed at securing long term water supplies to the townships of Kyneton & Castlemaine. Our fast track assessment considered four supply options including stormwater and groundwater supplies, and a full multi-criteria analysis of the identified options. This included hydraulic, flora and fauna considerations, environmental footprint, as well as asset capacities, system and infrastructure costs and power/energy requirements. The work has helped secure long-term water supplied within the region.