One Water

One Water

Reimagining the water cycle

Around the country, utilities seek solutions to improve water sustainability and resiliency amid increasing uncertainty. The complex challenges facing this and future generations including climate change, population variability, aging infrastructure, and mounting affordability issues will not be solved by applying the same methods that have gotten us where we are today. Utilities are beginning to look more closely at all water as one resource as they explore new options for their communities. Thinking about the future of water and everything associated with its sustainable management—long-term planning, conveyance, treatment, demand management, reuse, storage, and protection—requires that we get more creative. 1Water represents a new chapter, one rich with fresh dialogue about how we can look at water in new ways.

At Brown and Caldwell, 1Water means collaborating with our clients to develop integrated water management strategies and implement projects and programs that enhance the reliability and resilience of our water systems. From developing the Blueprint for One Water with the Water Research Foundation to advancing integrated and regional planning efforts for the Bay Area Regional Reliability Partnership to designing and implementing large-scale advanced water purification facilities for Pure Water San Diego and Pure Water Soquel Creek, Brown and Caldwell is committed to helping our clients reimagine the water cycle.

Awards

  • 2019

    Engineering News Record, Intermountain Best Projects Merit Award in Water/Environment

  • 2019

    Design-Build Institute of America, National Award of Excellence in the Water/Wastewater Category

  • 2019

    American Public Works Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, Project of the Year Over $3M

  • 2019

    American Council of Engineering Companies Idaho Chapter, Best Water/Stormwater Project

  • 2006

    American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington, Silver Award

Integrated and Regional Planning

Informing and guiding decision makers on how to manage the full water cycle holistically, at local or regional scales, for long-term planning horizons

Drinking Water

Supporting a full range of water utility services from planning through operation that bring fresh solutions to bear on drinking water issues within water treatment plants and in distribution systems, while helping our clients do more with less

Water Reuse

Supporting municipalities and private industries in diversifying water supply portfolios with alternative sources and advancing water reuse to increase supply reliability

Integrated and Regional Planning

Informing and guiding decision makers on how to manage the full water cycle holistically, at local or regional scales, for long-term planning horizons

Drinking Water

Supporting a full range of water utility services from planning through operation that bring fresh solutions to bear on drinking water issues within water treatment plants and in distribution systems, while helping our clients do more with less

Water Reuse

Supporting municipalities and private industries in diversifying water supply portfolios with alternative sources and advancing water reuse to increase supply reliability

Anticipating Trade-Offs of Using Alternative Water Supplies

As populations shift and the climate changes, water utilities need to diversify their water supply portfolios to provide long-term reliability, resiliency, and sustainability. Future water demands must increasingly be met with “alternative” sources such as conservation, potable reuse, and stormwater capture. The Water Research Foundation published a report providing guidance to water supply planners to better identify and address the trade-offs of incorporating alternative water supplies into a diverse water supply portfolio for greater reliability.

“Through Brown and Caldwell’s 1Water Initiative, I have witnessed our clients completely reimagine what their utilities can do and be—developing and implementing innovative, multi-beneficial water and environmental solutions and supporting their communities with more affordable, long-term strategies for sustainable water management.”

Wendy Broley
National 1Water Leader

“Through Brown and Caldwell’s 1Water Initiative, I have witnessed our clients completely reimagine what their utilities can do and be—developing and implementing innovative, multi-beneficial water and environmental solutions and supporting their communities with more affordable, long-term strategies for sustainable water management.”

Wendy Broley
National 1Water Leader

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