Environmental Hydrology & Design :
Sustainability and Climate Change

Climate change will impact aquatic ecosystems and human infrastructure during the 21st century. These changes—such as rising sea levels and changing rainfall patterns—will influence flood hazard risks and coastal erosion, as well as river and tidal wetland restoration. To enable sustainable living in the future, communities are addressing these climate change impacts and transforming how they manage scarce water resources.

From our inception, ESA has pioneered environmental solutions by helping clients to restore natural habitats and conserve natural resources. Drawing on our multidisciplinary expertise, we translate complicated climate change projections into actionable plans and long-term solutions.

ESA’s work addresses the root causes of greenhouse gas emissions and helps clients develop adaptation and planning strategies. We have successfully advised a range of clients—including local state agencies and international climate change partnerships—on topics such as carbon mitigation, sea level rise, ecosystem resiliency, and climate change adaptation strategies.

From locally based adaptation strategies to international policy guidance, our pioneering team of experts is at the ready to collaborate with clients as they face the challenges of resource conservation and climate change.

Specialized Services

  • Carbon offset and sequestration program design and documentation
  • Coastal flood forecasting
  • Community and ecosystem adaptation plans
  • Green infrastructure planning
  • Greenhouse gas inventories, mitigation, and emissions reduction
  • Managed shoreline retreat
  • Multi-objective flood management
  • Sea level rise adaptation studies and vulnerability assessments
  • Shoreline management plans