Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Arup hires Janine Witko and strengthens its water business in the Americas

Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm, recently announced that it has hired Janine Witko, P.E. as Arup’s water business leader in the Americas region, to be located in the New York City officeUnder Janine’s leadership, Arup will refocus its strategic efforts on building its water business in the Americas. Arup’s commitment towards climate change adaptation is manifested by pursuing projects focused on water supply quantity and quality treatment issues, wastewater/CSO planning, and design and asset management. While Arup’s water business services are applied to a wide range of projects throughout the world, Janine will be responsible for further developing these services and growing its client base in the Americas.
With 30 years of professional experience, Janine joins Arup from Halcrow, where she served as vice president and North American water director. Her knowledge and leadership have influenced notable projects for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and United Water. A registered professional engineer in New York, Janine received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Manhattan College.
Arup’s global water team includes civil engineers, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, geotechnical specialists, ecologists, environmental scientists, rivers and coastal scientists and geomorphologists. Its water business in the Americas has experienced steady growth over the last five years and has been involved in projects such as Lake Mead, a deep-water intake to preserve the water supply to Las Vegas, in Arizona; Bay View Hunters Point, a sustainable infrastructure development, in San Francisco; and the East River Water Front Esplanade, a rejuvenation of a waterfront park in New York.
Founded in 1946, Arup opened its first U.S. office 25 years ago and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. For more information, visit www.arup.com.

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