Andria Loutsch is a water resources expert who's inspired to improve communities and the environment through projects that provide reliable water supplies and deliver multi-benefit solutions. She's delivered exceptional outcomes in California, where she's based—working with seven agencies in three Bay Area counties to develop a regional recycled water program that serves agricultural, urban, and habitat uses and maximizes critical water supplies, and helping to find $22 million in federal and state funding to make it a reality. And, she's worked around the world to achieve results, traveling to the island of Cyprus to conduct an environmental review of a recycled water system that would serve both sides of the divided island, moving through the UN buffer zone and occupied territory checkpoints to meet with clients and severely water deprived agricultural areas that would benefit from the project. Through it all, Andria says, the key to success is listening: "In many aspects of this busy world, we don’t take enough time to really listen to what others are telling us. By fully understanding client and community issues, we can develop real, lasting solutions that are tailored to them."
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith has allowed me to grow and take on different challenges and roles throughout my career, all while staying at one company. We have such a variety of clients and projects that it is never boring.
If you don't like how things are, take action to change them! You're not a tree.
Did you know?
Andria is adventurous! She participated in a 5-day mountaineering course at the base camp of Denali in Alaska, dropping into an icy crevasse and finding her way back out using ropes and pulleys.