Dewberry Hires Water Engineer to Direct Utility Projects
Marc Walch, P.E., brings decades of experience addressing municipal water challenges
Dewberry hired Marc Walch, P.E., BCEE, as senior associate and market sector leader in the Orlando, Fla., office. In his new role, Walch will provide management and technical expertise to assist communities throughout the Southeast in addressing water challenges.
Walch brings more than 37 years of utility engineering and consulting experience to Dewberry with a broad range of experience in water, wastewater and reclaimed water engineering for utilities. He has managed facilities master planning, finance and hydraulic modeling projects for the Florida counties of Lake, Osceola, Brevard, Indian River, Seminole, Marion, Orange and Miami-Dade, along with the cities of West Palm Beach, Lakeland, Leesburg, Ocoee, Kissimmee, Minneola, Davenport and Avon Park. In 2005, he oversaw strategic planning and implementation of one of the largest nation-wide private utility acquisitions in recent years between Utility Inc. and AIG Highstar Capital. He also served as project manager for a $3 billion revenue bond restructuring that brought Jefferson County, Ala., out of bankruptcy in 2013.
Walch will begin his work with Dewberry by designing a water line extension for the Orlando Utilities Commission and performing quality assurance/quality control for a Toho Water Authority utility extension project in Osceola County. Prior to joining Dewberry, Walch was a principal with two major U.S. consulting firms, where he directed comprehensive services in the water utility and consulting sectors. He has published more than 20 articles, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Assn., National Society of Professional Engineers, Florida Eng. Society, National Board of Realtors, and the Water Environment Federation.
Walch holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida, and has been a registered professional engineer in the state of Florida since 1981.