October 2, 2013

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City of Austin Awards Geosyntec Team Advanced Watershed Engineering Contract

AUSTIN, Texas — The City of Austin Watershed Protection Department has awarded the Geosyntec Consultants team an ongoing rotating list contract for advanced watershed engineering services. This is the first prime contract Geosyntec has received from the City of Austin's Watershed Protection Department. The firm was one of three consultants selected to provide these services.

Under the contract, Geosyntec's team will deliver state-of-the-practice techniques and technologies to assist the department in meeting its goals and objectives for the City of Austin, which is growing in population as well as expanding into geologically, ecologically, and topographically diverse areas. Examples of the types of stormwater and surface water quality management services to be provided are: developing simulation models for evaluation of best management practice (BMP) performance and effects on receiving waters (e.g. TMDL); analyzing relationships between hydrologic, hydraulic, geomorphic, and biotic indicators to guide watershed management; creating green infrastructure design techniques and low impact development (LID) policy; addressing multiple pollutants via BMP design and watershed planning; and much more.

The Geosyntec team includes subconsultants ACR, LDP Consultants, Dr. Michael Barrett, Raymond Chan & Associates, Heather L. Venhaus, Environmental Survey Consulting, HVJ Associates, and MWM DesignGroup. Several of the subconsultants are women-owned and minority-owned business enterprises.

"The City of Austin has been a leader in the development and implementation of urban stormwater BMPs for many years. So, we are very excited to be able to bring our national experience here," said Geosyntec's Marty Christman, PE, CPESC, who will be serving as project manager.