Federal Planning and Environmental Services

WSP has partnered with federal clients across the U.S. and around the globe to deliver some of the largest planning programs worldwide, from managing the largest ecosystem restoration plan in the U.S. to developing an urban infrastructure master plan in India.

Balancing Infrastructure with Communities and Environment

As the cornerstone of any project, effective planning ensures that infrastructure is harmonized with the communities that surround it, and that balance is maintained between the natural and built environments.

Federal master planning must reflect the full spectrum of users, while adhering to strict guidelines to ensure safety, security and the flexibility to meet current and future needs. WSP has led master planning efforts at numerous facilities, including hospitals, administrative and academic campuses and military installations. We have also delivered integrated planning services for program execution plans, area development plans, outdoor recreation plans, building upgrade programs, base consolidation and relocation programs, and base realignment and closure programs.

Our expertise includes a wide range of services:

  • Economic analyses
  • Environmental impact analyses
  • Social impact analyses
  • Feasibility studies
  • Land use studies
  • Risk assessments
  • Sustainability/resiliency
  • Transportation studies
  • Community outreach

Protecting and Restoring Natural Resources

WSP is a leader in the remediation, restoration and preservation of land, water and air resources. As a global firm with a team of environmental engineers, scientists, regulatory specialists and risk assessors, we understand policy, regulations and compliance frameworks at the local, state, federal and international levels.

Our experience enables us to design innovative remediation and restoration strategies and solutions that are sustainable and cost effective. These strategies have transformed urban waterways, degraded estuaries and contaminated parcels into revitalized public spaces, and they have promoted coordination, collaboration and knowledge-sharing among stakeholders.

Our diverse service offering includes:

  • Industrial hygiene
  • Environmental assessments
  • Human health and ecological risk assessments
  • Environmental and social impact studies
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Environmental remediation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Natural resource management
  • Heritage resource management
  • Solid waste management