Flood & Stormwater Management
With rising sea levels and increasingly extreme storm events adding to the current flood risks and regulatory drivers, the importance of designing multi-benefit solutions that provide resilient habitat and flood risk reduction is becoming more and more apparent to coastal, valley, and floodplain communities everywhere.
We have led, designed, and implemented a wide range of multi-benefit flood and stormwater management projects, ranging from coastal flood assessments, to river levee setbacks and floodplain restoration. Whether developing shoreline and coastal plans or sea-level rise adaptation assessments to aquatic habitat assessments along river corridors, our team of expert designers and engineers develop strategies for these important natural systems.
Working beyond traditional single-objective flood management plans for river corridors and coastal shorelines, our sustainable flood management strategies create added value as habitat enhancement projects.
Sea Level Rise Impacts & Adaptation
The Central Valley, an enormous landscape feature dominating the state of California, experiences devastating floods on a fairly regular basis. It produces 25 percent of the nation’s food (including 40 percent of the nation’s fruit, nuts, and other table foods) from less than 1 percent of U.S. farmland, making it an agricultural powerhouse.