Bob Anderson is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Washington with more than 30 years of experience focused on water resources development and management in the western United States.
Bob's technical background is focused on hydrogeology, geophysics and groundwater modeling, and he has supported public and private clients on a wide variety of surface water and groundwater projects. These projects have addressed wide-ranging objectives for water supply development, aquifer exploration, water rights, source water protection, water quality characterization, basin planning, and regulatory compliance. Bob is an expert in the characterization, analysis and modeling of regional groundwater systems and groundwater-surface water interaction at various scales. Bob is also a hands-on project director; a client advocate who recognizes broad stakeholder perspectives; and a good communicator in non-technical settings and with multi-disciplinary project teams.
Examples of Bob's broad ranging project experience include regional groundwater supply development projects in the Pacific Northwest ranging from 5 to 40 million gallons per day; groundwater exploration and development in remote areas of Alaska; basin-scale water resources assessments across the state of Washington; agricultural water supply assessments in the Columbia River Basin; source water protection planning in urban areas of Puget Sound; water quality analyses for a hydroelectric relicensing project on the Spokane River; and groundwater quality characterization projects at mining sites in the southwestern United States.
Bob is currently conducting multiple investigations related to Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Washington and Alaska, including field characterization and groundwater modeling of PFAS fate and transport. He is also leading multiple groundwater sustainability projects in California under the State's new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). These projects are evaluating both the physical sustainability of groundwater and methods for implementing a balanced approach to groundwater supply and demand that accommodates all local beneficial uses in a given basin.
Bob is passionate about technical excellence and client service. He advances our hydrogeology practice through blending the latest technology with fundamental hydrogeologic principles in a collaborative environment with client teams and stakeholders.