How to Negotiate Permits that Ensure Project Success

Negotiating project-appropriate conditions for your environmental permits will help avoid costly consequences, such as construction delays, tied-up bonding capacity, and extraneous years of site mitigation, monitoring and maintenance.

Environmental Awareness Training Avoids Project Delays

Thorough knowledge and understanding of a project site is essential to ensure construction occurs in compliance with agency regulations. Proper environmental awareness training (EAT) prior to construction activities can help avoid delays due to unexpected wildlife on site.

Do You Know the Difference Between Hydrology and Hydraulics?

Water is Earth’s most critical fluid in environmental processes and human life. When discussing stormwater management it is important to make the distinction between hydrology and hydraulics.  Some aspects of hydrology involve hydraulics but, in general, the two are very different.  Here’s how to understand these differences.

Will Your Flood Control System Work in a 100-Year Event?

Many California counties use the 100-year storm as the design storm for regional flood control facilities and stormwater related capital improvements. However new data show that storm will be more intense than previously thought.

How to Restore Aquatic Habitat to Increase Fish Populations

Restoring California fish habitat is crucial to maintain native fish species as anadromous and other native fish populations decline in California rivers and streams. Drought conditions have exacerbated competition for dwindling water resources, increased aquatic habitat degradation, and contributed to invasions of non-native fish species.

Murphy’s Storm: Is Your Infrastructure At More Risk Than You Think?

Perhaps inspiring Murphy’s later pronouncement, mathematician Augustus De Morgan said, “Whatever can happen, will happen if we make trials enough.” At some point, your flood infrastructure will be tested by a storm event equal to or larger than the event it was designed to withstand.

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