Client Successes

We bring three decades of high-achieving water resources, environmental, and infrastructure expertise to public agencies and others across the country. We have been involved in some of the most iconic and groundbreaking water resources and environmental projects and challenges over the last several decades including:

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Chicago Tunnel and Reservoir Project


CLIENT: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) (Illinois)

The $3.4 billion Tunnel and Reservoir Project in Chicago, which protects over 3 million homeowners and businesses from the ravages of flooding while safeguarding Chicago’s drinking water source, Lake Michigan, has been transformational.  This stunning success story attracts international attention and has laid the foundation for a healthy and vibrant Chicagoland. 

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Thornton Reservoir Project


CLIENT: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) (Illinois)

In order to provide early flood protection to the half of a million people in 14 communities on Chicago’s South Side, MWRD advanced this project for the Corps of Engineers providing $40 million per year in benefits, while providing water quality improvements to the waterways.

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McCook Reservoir Project


CLIENT: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) (Illinois)

This reservoir is part of the overall Chicago Tunnel and Reservoir Project, an award-winning project which set the standard for innovation in flood protection and water quality on a grand scale. The project provides more than $100 million in annual benefits to over 3 million people.

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Disinfection at the O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, Illinois


CLIENT: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) (Illinois)

Going online in 2016, MWRD unveiled its ultraviolet (UV) radiation system at its O’Brien Reclamation Plant, now the largest wastewater treatment UV installation in the world, dramatically improving the quality of the water throughout the Chicago Area Waterway System, while protecting the region’s drinking water supply in Lake Michigan.

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Hamilton Airfield Wetland Project 


CLIENT: Coastal Conservancy (California)

Hamilton Airfield Wetland Project transforms a de-commissioned military airfield with legacy contaminants into a portion of the eventual 2,600 acre wetlands providing tremendous habitat and natural area in urban northern California. In fact, Hamilton is the largest wetland restoration project in the United States to beneficially reuse dredged sediment.

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Napa’s Living River


CLIENT: Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (California)

This $500 million living river project became an international model for more sensitive flood protection in an urban setting by allowing nature to run its course and reclaim its floodplain, while providing a tremendous wetlands and habitat feature.

Photo credit: Rick Thomasser & Phil Miller

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Murrieta Creek Flood Protection and Ecosystem Restoration Project


CLIENT: Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (California)

This multi-purpose project located in a desert setting in Southern California not only provides over 4 miles of channel improvements for more natural flood protection, but it also includes a 270-acre basin dedicated to flood protection, environmental restoration and recreation.

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South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project


CLIENT: State Coastal Conservancy (California)

South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project, which reduces tidal flood risk by constructing a new levee along the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline and restores approximately 2,900 acres of former salt production ponds to tidal marsh habitat in the Alviso Pond Complex along the Bay.

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South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project


CLIENT: State Coastal Conservancy (California)

This is part of the largest wetlands restoration west of the Mississippi River, whose flood elements will provide protection to Silicon Valley, while creating a natural and resilient shoreline to protect against sea level rise. The project will also provide new trails and wildlife-oriented recreation opportunities.

The side-by side photo shows marsh restoration in former salt evaporation pond. (Photo credits: Cris Benton)

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Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration Project


CLIENT: San Antonio River Authority (Texas)

San Antonio’s Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration Project, the natural extension of the River Walk, which restores 8 miles of the San Antonio River channelized by the Corps decades ago now creates a natural watercourse connecting the historic Spanish Missions to the waterway and providing a living river corridor and resource for families in an underserved community.

These are just a few of the major water resources and environmental successes we have been involved in over many years. We have represented cities, counties, water districts, conservancies, water reclamation districts, ports, flood control districts, urban and rural entities, river authorities, non-profit entities, state environmental agencies, as well as development districts and state departments of transportation to help them develop projects and secure federal funding.