Limited water supplies, growing and evolving demands, and competition among scarce resources create difficult trade-offs for decision makers who must plan effectively under uncertain conditions. Today’s water management environment requires innovation in dealing with the complex dynamics of physical, social, economic, and information systems.
Hazen and Sawyer specializes in decision support for water management and planning, providing integrative and holistic solutions to complex problems. Our extensive experience includes water supply planning, water demand management, systems operations, economic impact assessment, drought planning, and climate change adaptation. We have been involved in solving some of the most complex and sophisticated planning and management problems in the water resources industry, and has tailored unique approaches for supporting decisions and policy at local, regional, and even national scales.
Water Supply Reliability
Hazen and Sawyer is at the forefront of designing solutions to these multi-faceted water supply planning problems, including robust approaches to understanding and mitigating planning uncertainties and associated risks. Our advanced analytical capabilities help resource managers and drinking water utilities maintain and enhance supply reliability using a proper mix of structural and non structural solutions, maximizing other beneficial uses of available storage volumes, while safely deferring costly new infrastructure development until lower-cost operational and programmatic options have been exhausted.
Water Demand Planning
Hazen and Sawyer is an industry leader in forecasting and analyzing water demand at varying levels of temporal, spatial, and sectoral detail. We have extensive experience developing water demand forecasts of varying sophistication to match the needs of the specific utility.
Hazen and Sawyer’s decision support services utilize extensive, real-time data sources to identify robust solutions to complex problems. Our hallmark approach incorporates the planning uncertainties of future demands and variability of supply source alternatives, ensuring utilities will be presented with several planning scenarios.
Managing Source Water Quality
Whether the goal is to maintain water quality to control treatment costs, restore sensitive habitat, or improve aesthetic and recreational amenities of a water body, Hazen and Sawyer can provide utilities with a comprehensive range of suitable management options.