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Integrated Planning

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Integrated Planning

Carollo’s Integrated Planning provides our clients with the combined expertise of a talented group of civil, environmental and chemical engineers and scientists, economists, decision analysts, and public involvement experts. Our services include watershed and water resources planning, storm water and urban wet weather planning, permitting and regulatory assistance, computer modeling, strategic master planning, reuse studies, decision support analysis, asset management and financial assistance. By integrating our knowledge of science-based watershed and water quality research with our business based decision and stakeholder consensus building techniques, we provide our clients with comprehensive watershed solutions. This translates into direct benefits such as improving water quality, reducing wastewater and water treatment costs, mitigating future regulatory uncertainty, and maximizing grant funding opportunities for innovative approaches to water quality management.

Carollo’s Watershed/Stormwater Planning services are focused on the infrastructure and facilities that are part of the hydrologic cycle. As our population increases, the public is becoming increasingly aware of water scarcity and the challenges of keeping our dwindling supplies as pristine as possible. To respond to those challenges, Carollo is developing solutions that derive from a “big picture” watershed management perspective that accounts for not just all the components of the hydrologic cycle, but the multiple sources and multiple types of pollution that affect water quality as well. This approach is our foundation for developing comprehensive, sustainable and cost effective solutions. The major categories of services include:
  • Watershed Assessments/Water Quality Studies – These services are related to the hydrology and water quality of natural systems. Studies focus on the hydrology and water quality of both water supplies (supplies for municipal and agricultural uses), and receiving waters (waters that receive discharges from point and non-point sources). Specific services that fall in this category include pollutant fate and transport, hydrologic modeling, water quality modeling, monitoring plan development etc.
  • Stormwater Management Planning – Stormwater management planning work includes the overall management of stormwater in a watershed with specific focus on measures to control/reduce/treat stormwater discharges, opportunities to reuse stormwater, and evaluating the hydrologic and water quality impacts of stormwater discharges. Stormwater management planning incorporates the planning and implementation Green infrastructure/LID concepts, and may include evaluating opportunities for green versus grey projects, and assessing the associated hydrologic, water quality, habitat, and community benefits of green projects.
Integrated Modeling (IM) is fundamentally a systems analysis approach, or framework, for applying models to advanced decision making. IM can include the application of multiple detailed models (e.g. water, sewer, stormwater, recycled water) to better define the linkages in the urban water cycle for natural and man-made systems. IM typically applies optimization, risk analysis, and resilience techniques to provide adaptive management strategies to best weigh alternative regulatory or management scenarios. IM also encompasses the use of high-level systems models that integrate multiple domains (e.g. flows, loads, energy, costs, etc) into one framework to explore the nonlinear nature of complex systems (e.g. water-energy nexus) for more holistic decision support.

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Financial Analysis for Water, Wastewater, and Storm Water Utilities
Including Stakeholders in Water and Wastewater Decisions
Integrated Master Planning With Strategic Long-Term Goals