Press Release

July 01, 2014

AECOM announced today that it has partnered with IBM on a “Smarter Water” solution to help drive improved water management.


AECOM and IBM are working together to enable water management agencies meet highly complex water challenges using smart, advanced technology solutions combining AECOM’s expertise in the water and wastewater industry and IBM’s leadership in information technology. 

“We are excited to partner with IBM to help clients better manage their water resources and infrastructure,” said Michael S. Burke, AECOM president and chief executive officer.  “By combining AECOM’s industry expertise with IBM’s powerful software, data management and data analytics, the Smarter Water solution helps companies uncover insights that will lead to improved long-term water management.”

Using IBM Intelligent Water software along with AECOM’s water-management knowledge, the Smarter Water solution aggregates different data into one “system of systems,” giving users comprehensive and consistent real-time views across an entire operation.  Equipped with advanced data analytics, visualization and optimization tools, the solution helps water and wastewater management companies detect anomalies such as leaks, and uncover insights to support proactive asset and system management.

AECOM and IBM announced the Smarter Water offering at the recent American Water Works Association Annual Conference in Boston. 


Ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm, with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  With approximately 45,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM had revenue of $8.0 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2014.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2014, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.


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Source: AECOM Technology Corporation

Media Contact:

Ed Mayer

Director, External Communications