Halcrow has been selected by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) to undertake a £2.4M climate change study project, as part of a joint venture with environmental engineering firm Hazen and Sawyer
The company will assist the NYCDEP to identify and quantify the impacts of climate change and population growth on New York City’s sewer, drainage and wastewater systems.
Halcrow’s climate change adaptation specialists will lead a team of international experts in devising adaptation strategies and processes to mitigate the anticipated risks. The team will also be collating data on local rainfall, sea level rise, and storm surge for use in simulation modelling.
Work on the project is expected to begin in mid-2009 until 2011.
Associate director, Murray Dale said: “This project represents a superb opportunity to make use of the world’s best climate change science to develop robust and adaptive solutions for New York City’s drainage and sewerage systems. We are delighted to be involved in this major project, bringing to bear our own experience as well as established relationships with other key organisations, including the UK Met Office.”