Monaco Joins CalDesal Board

  Dudek’s Joe Monaco has joined the board of CalDesal,  a non-profit California water industry organization that advocates for legislative and regulatory action to facilitate the use of seawater and groundwater desalination to help the state meet its water supply challenges. Joe is an expert in environmental permitting for seawater desalination facilities located along the…

Managing Aging Wastewater Infrastructure CIP

  Aging infrastructure and lack of capacity due to population growth are straining sewer collection systems, leaving agencies vulnerable to potential spills and resulting fines. “Municipalities face increasing public pressure and regulatory requirements, such as the statewide waste discharge requirements, to have reliable, responsible infrastructure management in place,” said Steve Jepsen, a Dudek capital improvement…

Solving Contaminated Groundwater Puzzle

In 1986 underground storage tanks were discovered to be leaking at a gas station within the City of Seal Beach. Over the next 23 years, site cleanup was a low priority according to Regional Water Quality Control Board policies.  The site’s unsuccessful clean-up efforts included removing the tanks, drilling groundwater monitoring wells, and sporadic remediation…

Managing Unexpected Endangered Species

Even with environmental permits in hand and construction set to begin, routine pre-construction surveys sometimes result in the unexpected discovery of sensitive (endangered) species. The San Diego County Water Authority’s project to raise San Vicente Dam – the largest such project in the United States – had been issued permits for three federally listed endangered…

Groundater Supply for Renewable Energy Sites

  Sustainable water supply is a crucial factor when seeking approval to build and operate renewable energy projects in remote California locations.  With municipal water infrastructure and surface water sources typically not available, groundwater is often the most practical water supply option for construction and long-term operations. However, groundwater is subject to increasingly complex assessment…

Dudek Ranks Among 200 Top Environmental Firms

  Dudek ranks 146 among the  United States’ 200 top environmental firms measured by revenue, according to the annual list published August 1 by Engineering News Record (ENR).  ENR is published by McGraw-Hill.  It is the fifth consecutive year Dudek has been ranked on the list. The rankings include 24 firms headquartered in California.  Dudek…

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