Solutions + Features
Helping Water Agencies Navigate Change
CDM Smith partnered with the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to create the Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning. The handbook is one of the first efforts in the United States to incorporate climate change into watershed management planning.
Safety in Numbers
The former Konrad iron ore mine is being developed into a radioactive waste repository. The storage facility will hold 303,000 cubic meters of waste—the amount expected to accumulate in Germany over the next 40 years.
Seeing Clearly: Water Quality Redefined
United Water New Jersey met water supply demands, improved water quality and protected the environment by upgrading the Haworth water treatment plant. The design-build project features high-rate dissolved air flotation, ozone pretreatment, disinfection and residuals handling and treatment.
Addressing the World's Water Challenges
The 2012 update to the EPA’s Guidelines for Water Reuse, which will be released in the fall, will cover a variety of technology options and serve as a guide for water reuse internationally. CDM Smith has been lead consultant on the publication since the first edition in 1980.
Setting New Standards
To maximize biogas resources, the Gold Bar wastewater treatment plant's biogas plan suggests upgrading biogas into biomethane and compressing it as vehicle fuel.
Industrial Solutions Rise from the Ashes
Recent coal ash slurry spills in the United States and red mud releases in Hungary have drawn the worldwide attention of environmentalists, regulators and industrial officials. We are helping energy utilities and industrial producers safely manage, store and dispose of residual byproducts.
Hold the Salt
With the ocean being California, USA’s only unlimited water supply, seawater desalination plants are increasingly being evaluated and developed throughout the state as an alternative to traditional water supply sources. CDM Smith has been at the forefront of making seawater desalination a viable and sustainable option in California.
Achieving Urban Water Sustainability and Resiliency
San Diego's long-range water resources plan will provide flexible strategies to adapt to climate change, accommodate growth and meet water demands while reducing the city's reliance on imported water.
Restoring the Environment and Trust
CDM Smith has assisted the Department of Energy with environmental restoration services at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, and in the process has rebuilt regulator and community trust in the project.
The Calm After the Storm
Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, we worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate and repair damage done to three pump stations in St. Bernard Parish. A design-build delivery approach saved time and streamlined the process for securing the parish from future floods.