AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has acquired Hydrosphere Resource Consultants, Inc. for $2.9 million in a move that will complement AMEC’s rapidly growing water resources practice.
Hydrosphere, founded in 1983, is a 27-person water resources planning and management company with a head office in Boulder, Colo., and a satellite office in Socorro, N.M. Hydrosphere’s practice focuses on the management of surface water and groundwater supply assets. It is complementary to AMEC’s existing water resources expertise, which is focused on urban stormwater management, floodplain management, watershed sciences, and wastewater infrastructure.
“Environmental consulting is an increasingly important part of AMEC’s business, and the acquisition adds excellent new skills to AMEC’s water practice while giving Hydrosphere’s customers access to a wider range of services, not only in the Rocky Mountain region and the Southwest, but across the United States,” said Roger Jinks, President of AMEC’s Earth and Environmental division. “It’s a strategic move that will enable us to help customers deal with emerging water supply issues related to population growth, drought and climate change.”
Hydrosphere’s expertise includes river and aquifer systems modeling, management and optimization of the yields of raw water supplies, water rights litigation and administration, negotiation and administration of water supply agreements, modification of water supply management systems to accommodate climate change and environmental permitting. The company’s clients include local, state and federal government agencies, special districts, private enterprise and attorneys.
AMEC’s Earth and Environmental division operates more than 100 offices throughout North America, including Colorado and New Mexico, offering Hydrosphere’s clients an additional palette of services that includes a broad range of environmental sciences, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure engineering, and materials testing and inspection.
Source: AMEC Earth & Environmental