U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development Awards $60 Million Environmental Assessment Contract to Pasadena’s Tetra Tech

Published : Monday, August 7, 2017 | 6:10 PM

Pasadena-based engineering and consultancy firm Tetra Tech has been awarded a $60 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) to provide support for the assessment of ecological and human risks in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

In a statement, Tetra Tech said that under the five-year, single award contract, its researchers will provide technical support services to ORD’s National Center for Environmental Assessment to develop and evaluate tools that will be used by decision-makers in safeguarding public health and the environment.

These tools will not only be used to test water quality but will also generate biogeochemical and pollutant transport models to simulate impacts ranging from large scale global changes to regional and local land-use changes and best management practices.

Tetra Tech will also perform statistical, economic, and spatial analyses to assess vulnerability and resilience to various environmental factors.
In addition, Tetra Tech will design and maintain databases that support digital access and data analytics to facilitate analyses by ORD scientists.

“For over 30 years, Tetra Tech has supported EPA’s research programs,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech Chairman and CEO in a statement.

“We are pleased to continue our support of the EPA by developing innovative methods grounded in science that protect public health and the environment.”

A diverse company, Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services worldwide. Its technical experts have expertise that range from science, research, engineering and construction to information technology.

For more, visit http://www.tetratech.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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