Pasadena-based Tetra Tech, Inc., a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, announced a five-year, $24 million single-award contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen regional capacity to manage shared water resources and mitigate environmental risks in Central Asia.
The USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity contract is intended to promote economic stability and healthy ecosystems through the implementation of sustainable management practices for two major Central Asian river basins.
“Tetra Tech has supported USAID to promote water resilience in developing countries for 40 years,” said company Chairman and CEO Dan Batrack. “We are pleased to continue our Leading with Science® approach and leverage our data analytics expertise to improve the sustainability of regional water, energy, and food systems in Central Asia.”
Headquartered in Pasadena, with 20,000 associates in 450 offices worldwide, Tetra Tech, according to a report posted on businesswire.com, will provide technical assistance to “resolve complex transboundary water issues by developing evidence-based water resources technology solutions that optimize regional water, energy, and agricultural systems across target areas.”
Analysts and consultants with Tetra Tech will design and implement a robust decision-support process that employs integrated water-energy-food systems modeling and advanced data analytics to improve understanding of the risks, vulnerabilities, costs, and benefits associated with different development pathways in these river basins, the report states. These analytical results will form the basis for agreement on specific actions to improve regional water cooperation.