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Water Resources Management

ICF applies decades of environmental experience to help clients meet the challenges of water resources management—protecting, ensuring, and planning for clean, safe water into the future.

ICF integrates natural and social sciences in water resources management. Our experience crosses international borders, and our wide-ranging skills include environmental impact assessment, system operation modeling, conservation analysis, and working with diverse stakeholders.

ICF's policy experts understand the impacts of regulatory change, including the U.S. federal role in water resource management, flood control, ecosystem restoration, water supply and conservation, and water efficiency. In the field, our biologists, engineers, hydrologists, and climate change experts are supported by in-depth knowledge of regulatory developments and how these can help or hinder individual projects.

Our understanding of the larger economic, social, environmental, and political factors driving water supply initiatives allows ICF to assist clients with:

  • Environmental compliance and permitting support
  • Water resources planning and integrated ecosystem management
  • Ecosystem restoration planning and implementation
  • Decision-support tool development and implementation, such as ecosystem, economic, hydrologic, and water quality monitoring
  • Monitoring implementation and construction

Water resources planning can generate controversy, the kind that can derail a project. ICF has proven methods of engaging the public and reconciling comments, employing our proprietary CommentWorks® software.

Clients look to our technical experts for assistance in water resources managment in a changing environment—one where water shortages, rising costs of water treatment infrastructure, climate change, and flooding greatly affect the development of every dam, flood control system, reservoir, or ecosystem.

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