At the center of Geosyntec's Water and Natural Resources practice is a collaborative group of nationally recognized scientists and engineers dedicated to achieving the balance between the built and natural environments. Their practice specialties represent a diverse array of disciplines, including geomorphology, ecology, biology, statistics, construction management, computer science, and engineering.
Our practitioners are at the forefront of policy analyses, regulatory compliance, and technology applications that promote sustainable water resources management and ecosystem restoration.
Erosion and Sediment Control
Soil erosion, and its resulting sedimentation, has the ability to cause widespread damage to waterways and impact drinking water quality, endanger wildlife resources, and hinder the flood-control capacity of lakes and reservoirs. For the most challenging projects and construction programs, Geosyntec has extensive experience developing effective stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs), erosion and sediment (E&S) control and re-vegetation plans, hydrologic and hydraulic models, and designs for stormwater best management practices (BMPs).
Groundwater and Surface Water Supply Studies and Development
Geosyntec provides a wide range of specialized services in the areas of water resources, water supply development, and water conservation. Our scientists, engineers, and permitting specialists provide our clients with integrated solutions that balance the needs for water supply development and ecological health. The holistic approach our practitioners provide regarding the design and implementation of effective and sustainable solutions identifies and addresses known and unknown issues related to surface water and groundwater supplies.
Water and Natural Resources Conservation and Restoration
As the leading practitioners in water and natural resource laws and regulations, resource protection, and resource rehabilitation, our practitioners can address the most challenging regulatory, sustainability, and restoration issues facing our clients. Due to their diverse array of disciplines in engineering, science, and project management, we can provide a holistic approach for our clients' conservation and restoration issues that is unmatched in the industry.
Watershed and Stormwater Management
We specialize in conceptualizing, implementing, and permitting management systems for developed and undeveloped watersheds and stormwater runoff for public and private entities. This often-challenging task for governments and companies from scientific, regulatory, and policy perspectives is addressed by assembling multidisciplinary teams of our respected and experienced practitioners who are regarded as industry leaders for their innovative work in watershed and stormwater management.
Advancing the State of the Practice
Geosyntec uses state-of-the-practice tools, such as remote sensing; innovative water quality models; sampling designs based on statistical analyses, hydromodification assessments, and hydrodynamic models; and endangered species investigations to assess water quality impacts and develop appropriate solutions.
Our practitioners are industry leaders in the application of continuous hydrologic simulations coupled with hydrodynamic models to evaluate long-term hydraulic, sediment transport, and ecological characteristics of aquatic resources of interest. This capability is an improvement over traditional approaches, which are based solely on design-event analysis, in that it provides a greater degree of accuracy when designing aquatic habitats for species with varying hydraulic threshold requirements. Hydrodynamic modeling also provides greater assurance that a particular design solution (e.g., design of structures, sediment transport, flood plain characteristics, and bank stability) produces a stable and functional system.