Transforming a former oilfield land treatment facility into a boreal forest for the benefit of the community
Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) presented Tetra Tech (EBA) with an Environmental Award of Merit at the CEA Showcase Awards Gala, an event attended by more than 500 industry leaders in February 2017. The Showcase Awards recognize excellence in consulting engineering in Alberta and throughout the world. Tetra Tech received the Environmental Award of Merit for its work with Newalta Corporation to design a closure approach for a former oilfield waste land treatment facility south of Drayton Valley, Alberta.
Recognizing lifetime achievement in civil engineering and revolutionary geotechnical design methods
On March 16, 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) presented Dr. Harry Poulos of Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company, with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Design during its annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala in Arlington, Virginia. The award honors an outstanding civil engineering leader for lifetime accomplishments in innovation and excellence in civil engineering design.
Helping to accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country
In December 2016, Congress passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act which funds the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to be administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). WIFIA is designed to help accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country. The WIFIA program, which can cover up to 49 percent of projects’ eligible costs, provides a critical, long-term, low-cost, customized capital solution to help catalyze investment in the sector.
Helping our emerging leaders hone their operational, financial, and interpersonal skills
This March, 30 professionals from across Tetra Tech began their first session of the Tetra Tech Leadership Academy. The Class of 2017 represents the latest installment in Tetra Tech’s corporate professional development program. The Leadership Academy supports the development of outstanding business leaders, while broadening participants’ network of advisors, mentors, and colleagues.
Joining the global community to address the global water crisis
On March 22, 2017, Tetra Tech joins the global community in celebrating the 24th annual World Water Day. Tetra Tech is firmly committed to the World Water Day mission of taking action to address the global water crisis. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year’s theme—Why Wastewater?—focuses on achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 target to reduce proportion of untreated wastewater by 50 percent and increase water recycling and safe reuse.
Discussing how to increase internet access for women around the world
Nilmini Rubin, vice president for International Development at Tetra Tech, discusses the growing divide in connectivity between women and men online in EQUALS’ blog. Nilmini explains how the same reasons women lack equal access to necessities such as electricity, water, education, and health care are causing the divide to not only persist, but grow.
Using engineering to address global water challenges through work and volunteer efforts
Even as a child, Tetra Tech’s Deena Garland knew that engineering was in her future. Today she uses her degrees in civil and environmental engineering to provide access to clean, reliable sources of water.
Woman Engineer highlighted Deena’s passion for engineering as a tool for change in the “Safeguarding the Future” section of its Winter 2016/2017 issue. The article discusses Deena’s “ongoing dedication to education, outreach, and fundraising efforts to raise awareness about the global water crisis.”
Achieving excellence in our business performance, project execution, and technological innovation
In January 2017, Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) recognized Tetra Tech with three industry awards for the company’s work during 2016: Business Achievement—Large Firms, Project Merit, and Technology Merit. EBI Inc. will present the annual EBJ awards for outstanding businesses at its Environmental Industry Summit XV in San Diego, California, on March 22, 2017.
Using green infrastructure to create a beautiful community space and more resilient stormwater management at Detroit’s Viola Liuzzo Park
In January 2017, Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) recognized Tetra Tech’s green infrastructure work at Viola Liuzzo Park in Detroit, Michigan, as among the most outstanding projects of 2016. EBI Inc. will present Tetra Tech with a CCBJ Business Achievement Award for Project Merit in the Climate Change Resilient Infrastructure category at the Environmental Industry Summit XV in San Diego, California, on March 22, 2017.