Surface Water: Into the Hydrosphere

Water is perhaps our most essential resource — at once shaping and sustaining both the natural and built environments. Population growth, climate change, development and aging assets have put pressure on conventional infrastructure and fragile ecosystems alike. WSP USA’s water resources engineers and scientists advance Future ReadyTM strategies to plan, manage, clean, restore and protect surface water resources to provide resilience to our communities and ensure a sustainable future. To learn more, please click on the video banner above.

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Surface Water & Urban Renewal

To create more livable, walkable and resilient urban centers, WSP USA collaborates with city leaders to find ways to improve, maintain and protect their water assets.

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Coastal Flood Control

Plans to remove a deteriorating Connecticut dam are nearing completion, and include an innovative design that will repurpose silt and sediment dredged from the river.

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Resilient Stream Restoration

A Maryland stream identified as a high-risk contributor of damaging water quality contaminants to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is now serving as a template for restoration and water protection efforts.

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Higbee Beach Restore

The restoration of several hundred acres of marsh into a greenway provides habitat for migratory species, and supports maritime and early successional forest.

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Virginia Beach Coastal Flooding

WSP USA’s phased improvements to the region’s infrastructure, designed to increase resilience against increasingly extreme weather events and sea level rise, have already proved their protective potential.

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Ashokan Reservoir Structures

WSP USA is providing consulting services for improvements to the oldest New York City-owned reservoir in the Catskill Mountains to ensure continued water service.

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Flood Resilient Development

This urban renewal project aims to transform a flood-prone former industrial site into a multi-purpose space using resiliency strategies to adapt to a changing climate.

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Lincoln Park Wetlands

With help from WSP, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection applied for and received funds to restore 42 acres of wetlands at Lincoln Park.

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Stormwater in the Everglades

The C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) is a project covering nearly 10,000 acres in South Florida. A long-term plan is under way for for restoring, protecting and preserving the water resources of Central and Southern Florida, including the Everglades.

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Our Experts

Chin Lien, P.E., D.WRE
Senior Vice President, Director of Water
United States
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Jessica Field
National Practice Lead, Surface Water/Drainage
United States
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Jennifer Brunton
National Practice Lead, Ecosystem Restoration
United States
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Justin Lennon
National Practice Lead, Hydraulic Structures & Flood Control
United States
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