2015 Climate Change Business Journal Award

Hazen and Sawyer has developed a resiliency framework that facilitates an efficient and comprehensive vulnerability assessment while also allowing for flexible adaptation planning that accommodates varying stakeholder, budgeting, and scheduling constraints.

The New York City Wastewater Resiliency Plan presents an assessment of the facilities identified as at-risk for flooding, potential costs of future damages, and suggested protective measures.

Hazen and Sawyer conducted an analytical study to determine the potential effects of sea level rise and storm surge impacts at Miami-Dade Water and Sewer wastewater treatment facilities. Adaptation strategies were also considered for all of the wastewater treatment plants.

Hazen and Sawyer, as part of an international collaboration, built a software-based tool to help utilities and support agencies prepare for and adapt to extreme weather-related events that impact water quality/treatability, as well as track/monitor impact trends on an ongoing basis.

(NEW YORK, NY – October 12, 2016) – Hazen and Sawyer has been recognized with a 2015 Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) Award in the “Consulting & Engineering: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience” category.

The firm was honored for its leadership role in evaluating climate change assessment and adaptation planning for water and wastewater utilities. In 2013, Hazen partnered with another firm on the post-Sandy NYC Wastewater Resiliency Plan, and in 2015, the firm began work (in joint venture) on the ongoing New York City Eastside Coastal Resiliency project. Hazen has also performed studies on water and climate change for the American Water Works Association, Water Research Foundation, Water Environment Research Foundation, Water Services Association of Australia and other industry groups.

On the water quality side, Hazen and Sawyer executives published papers and spoke at industry conferences in 2015 about how climate change can increase risks of disinfection by-products and harmful algal blooms. The firm has significant experience in modeling demand changes over time, factoring climate change, population growth, and other factors into the models that utilities use for their long-term asset and resource planning.

In October-December 2015, CCBJ solicited the environmental industry via e-mail, social media, its website, industry events and word-of-mouth for nominations for the CCBJ Business Achievement Awards. Final awards were determined by a committee of CCBJ staff and CCBJ editorial advisory board members.

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