Arcadis is an engineering consultancy company active in environment, water, infrastructure and buildings. Environment includes consulting on environmental policy, environmental impact assessments, investigation of soil and groundwater contamination and remediation projects. The Water segment provides solutions to optimally manage water resources, in areas such as drinking water, wastewater and river & coastal management. In Infrastructure, the company designs and manages the construction of roads, railways, harbors, power plants, industrial parks, etc. Buildings activities are related to the development of office, industrial and government facilities. The company was founded in 1888 as Vereniging Nederlandse Heidemaatschappij (Heidemij) to develop land. In 1995 Heidemij was quoted in Amsterdam and in 1997 the company changed its name into Arcadis.