Jacobs $450 million contract to remediate the Great Lakes

Sept. 21, 2023
Susannah Kerr and Huck Raddemann from Jacobs explain how the company is remediating the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total area, accounting for 21% of all freshwater on the planet.

Jacobs has secured a $450 million contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for clean-up and remediation of the Great Lakes, which is the largest group of fresh water lakes on Earth by total area, and is second largest by total volume, containing 21% of the world's fresh water sources.

Susannah Kerr, people and places solutions senior vice president and general manager for federal and environmental solutions at Jacobs, explains how this contract aligns with the company's mission and over all goals. Huck Raddemann, sediment remediation specialist at Jacobs, touches on the nitty gritty and technical details related to the remediation efforts at hand.

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  • How does this align with Jacbos' mission and goals? | 0:00
  • How Great Lakes differ from other water ways | 3:14
  • One Water approach to remediation efforts | 7:20

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Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is senior managing editor for WWD and iWWD. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor.