Seasons of flood and drought, eroding shorelines, pollution, increased demand for limited supply, and stringent environmental and security regulations are increasing the pressure at every point in the water cycle.
We partner with clients to thoughtfully navigate regulatory complexities and provide integrated and enduring solutions for the supply and conveyance of treated and recycled water, wastewater, watershed management, and flood control.
From concept to completion, we assist with the planning, permitting, and implementation of water projects while minimizing impacts to the environment. This integrated approach saves our clients time and money and advances their strategic resource management and stewardship goals.
Our expertise is backed by award-winning projects including the Water System Improvement Program PEIR for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), recipient of the NAEP 2010 Environmental Excellence Award for Planning Integration, the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project EIR/EIS, recipient of the 2019 AEP Outstanding Environmental Analysis Award, and the SFPUC Biosolids Digester Facilities Project EIR, recipient of the 2019 AEP Outstanding Environmental Analysis Award.
With the most recent CEQA updates that went into effect in 2019―the most comprehensive overhaul of the CEQA Guidelines in decades―water supply resiliency formally entered the Utilities section of CEQA Appendix G thresholds of significance for land use change/development projects. See what this means for your project.
The California Supreme Court, in a late-August decision, denied challenges to the sufficiency of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared for California American Water Company’s (CalAm) long-awaited desalination plant, the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP).
Originally constructed in 1952, the Southeast Treatment Plant in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood receives 80 percent of the city’s wastewater and stormwater flows, treating 60 million gallons per day (mgd) on average.