The efficiency and quality of water and wastewater systems vary greatly and can make the difference between communities that offer a comfortable standard of living and those in which life is a daily struggle.
Parsons Brinckerhoff has a long record of meeting strict environmental regulations that govern the design, construction, and operation of all types of water and wastewater conveyance structures. We work collaboratively with our clients across the globe to deliver water and wastewater technologies and infrastructure, providing integrated, proactive concept-to-completion services that meet or exceed client requirements while providing value for money. Water and wastewater facilities frequently draw water from rivers or discharge effluents into rivers; Parsons Brinckerhoff’s river engineering solutions help our clients protect and enhance the environment, promote sustainable development, and plan for the future.
Parsons Brinckerhoff’s tunneling reputation is one of our differentiators in the water and wastewater market. These systems include combined sewer overflows for which Parsons Brinckerhoff provides modeling, analysis, and design services. As facilities age, rehabilitation becomes critical to extending their overall life, and Parsons Brinckerhoff works with clients to develop programs for underground infrastructure systems that can be updated and repaired for an extended service period. Additionally, Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in microtunneling/trenchless technology, a cost-effective technique that minimizes the environmental impact of pipeline and conduit installation. We remain strongly committed to environmentally sound structures that reflect sustainable engineering.
Parsons Brinckerhoff has significant experience in integrated water resources planning, design, and management, and provides optimized solutions for water supply, wastewater management, and reuse of reclaimed wastewater. Parsons Brinckerhoff also has experience in advanced water treatment technologies, including desalination of seawater and brackish water, and in zero-effluent discharge systems for power facilities.
Increased population growth, industrial development, aging water assets, and water reform have put pressure on conventional water and wastewater technologies and infrastructure. The water industry is responding to these challenges by calling on Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide technical innovations and practical advice on projects of any scale.