An earthquake rocks Mexico City … forest fires sweep across northern California ... hurricanes strike Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. These are recent reminders that responsible management, leadership and governance requires careful planning and adequate response, even when the likelihood of a devastating event appears to be low.
To ensure that immediate environmental threats are factored into capital investment programs, WSP USA's experts help clients prepare for natural disasters, rebuild stronger through effective recovery efforts, and adapt to long-term climate impacts.
“WSP has broad and significant expertise and personnel in the areas of climate science, hydrology, geotechnical engineering, coastal engineering, vulnerability assessment, adaptation and climate resiliency,” said Steven Paquette, president of the firm’s water & environment business. “Our resiliency expertise is broadly distributed across the WSP organization.”
The firm has integrated its buildings, energy, transportation, water & environment, and advisory business lines to share expertise and develop more effective resiliency plans for clients.
“While these disparate pieces have been operating for many years at WSP, we are now bringing it all together to better support our clients' needs,” said Michael Flood, national resiliency lead for WSP. “It is a much more collaborative approach and a considerable asset to many clients.”