Water Resources: A Science-driven, Sustainable Approach

AKRF’s water resources practice provides a science-driven, sustainable approach to tackle today’s stormwater, wastewater, potable water, and other water management needs. We help clients implement conservation strategies that reduce total water consumption, and save money through the efficient and environmentally conscious engineering of their water systems.

Integrating a variety of disciplines—engineering, aquatic ecology, public policy, fisheries, GIS, remediation, landscape planning and design, economics, planning, and public outreach —AKRF helps communities build multi-objective, and ecologically intact resources that support a diversity of uses and values, including water supply, waste and flood conveyance, food and energy production, commerce and navigation, recreation, and sense of place.

The scope of our services includes:

  • Design
    • Wetland mitigation and restoration
    • Stream channel restoration and stabilization
    • Green stormwater infrastructure, rainwater harvesting, and wastewater reuse
  • Modeling, Monitoring, and Assessment
    • Water quality, hydraulic, hydrologic and sediment transport modeling
    • Fluvial geomorphic, riparian, and in-stream habitat assessment
    • Flow, biological, and water quality monitoring
  • Planning
    • Flood mitigation and stormwater management planning
    • Watershed management planning
  • Regulatory Compliance
    • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) compliance consulting
    • 316(b) compliance
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Section 404 and 401 permitting
    • State wetland, stream, and stormwater permitting

Contact an AKRF expert for additional information.

Featured Projects

Tacony Creek Stream Corridor Restoration Tacony Creek Stream Corridor Restoration AKRF is designing stream corridor and riparian and wetland restoration for urban stream and riparian areas in Philadelphia.
Tacony Creek Stream Corridor Restoration
Tacony Creek Stream Corridor Restoration AKRF is designing stream corridor and riparian and wetland restoration for urban stream and riparian areas in Philadelphia.
Old Turtle Thorofare Wetland Mitigation Bank Old Turtle Thorofare Wetland Mitigation Bank AKRF assisted Evergreen Environmental in the assessment, design, and final credit approval for this Southern New Jersey mitigation bank.
Old Turtle Thorofare Wetland Mitigation Bank
Old Turtle Thorofare Wetland Mitigation Bank AKRF assisted Evergreen Environmental in the assessment, design, and final credit approval for this Southern New Jersey mitigation bank.
SWRPA Watershed-Based Management Plans SWRPA Watershed-Based Management Plans AKRF developed watershed-based management plans for Southern Connecticut’s Saugatuck, Mianus, and Five Mile River watersheds.
SWRPA Watershed-Based Management Plans
SWRPA Watershed-Based Management Plans AKRF developed watershed-based management plans for Southern Connecticut’s Saugatuck, Mianus, and Five Mile River watersheds.
Philadelphia Water Stormwater Credit Design Assistance Program Philadelphia Water Stormwater Credit Design Assistance Program AKRF is helping develop green infrastructure strategies for stormwater management in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Water Stormwater Credit Design Assistance Program
Philadelphia Water Stormwater Credit Design Assistance Program AKRF is helping develop green infrastructure strategies for stormwater management in Philadelphia.
PSEG Estuary Enhancement PSEG Estuary Enhancement AKRF provides engineering and permitting services for bank stabilization efforts at two tidal wetland restoration sites maintained by PSEG.
PSEG Estuary Enhancement
PSEG Estuary Enhancement AKRF provides engineering and permitting services for bank stabilization efforts at two tidal wetland restoration sites maintained by PSEG.
Stormwater Management for Johns Hopkins University Stormwater Management for Johns Hopkins University AKRF developed a SWMMP for Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore, Maryland.
Stormwater Management for Johns Hopkins University
Stormwater Management for Johns Hopkins University AKRF developed a SWMMP for Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore, Maryland.