A safe, dependable potable water supply and effective sewage disposal are two vital—though often invisible—aspects of community infrastructure. Water management practices sometimes have unacceptable long-term environmental or public health effects, requiring changes. Many older cities face severe problems with maintenance of aging water infrastructure, especially buried water and sewer pipes that are deforming and/or corroding so that they cannot carry the flows for which they were designed.
Clients in the water sector seek services that will help solve the new range of water problems and comply with the new regulations.
Parsons Brinckerhoff offers engineering and advisory services for the full spectrum of water issues—drainage and flood control, hydraulic structures, hydroelectric facilities, irrigation systems, sedimentation and erosion control, hydrogeology, potable water supply, reclaimed water planning and design, and wastewater management—and is highly attuned to the technical, ecological, and regulatory issues that face the water industry. We have used these skills in rural communities in the developing world with little access to clean water as well as in thriving modern metropolises that need ever-increasing amounts of water to meet the needs of growing populations.
Our multidisciplinary team includes civil, hydraulic, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineers; hydrologists; hydrogeologists; water quality scientists; regulatory specialists; and environmental scientists.