AQUA TERRA Consultants


“AQUA TERRA is a team of talented individuals dedicated to sound science and innovative solutions”

-Dr. Patrick Deliman, Technical Director for Environmental Modeling at Environmental Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers

Established in 1985, AQUA TERRA is a multi-disciplined environmental consulting and water resources engineering firm with clients in business, industry, and government. Since its formation, AQUA TERRA has established a reputation, through national-level competition, as a premier consulting firm in the areas of environmental modeling applications and software development for analysis of pollution and resource management problems.

The staff of AQUA TERRA has been responsible for studies and projects completed for governmental and private clients throughout the United States. Our staff includes recognized experts in the fields of exposure assessment, water quality modeling, environmental software development, hydrology and nonpoint source pollution evaluation, and provides consulting services to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other federal, local, and private clients.

AQUA TERRA offers a comprehensive list of services to its clients that include:

  • Initial problem assessments
  • sampling program design
  • data base organization
  • reconnaissance studies
  • feasibility reports
  • in-depth model applications
  • customized software development
  • evaluation and development of resource management plans.

To support AQUA TERRA's consulting services we maintain an in-house technical library, as well as a large library of commonly used computer programs. Our staff have collectively developed, enhanced, received training in, or applied in excess of 50 modeling tools. While we pride ourselves on effective and appropriate use of all these modeling tools, we have over the years selected a preferred suite of modeling tools and developed expanded expertise in their use. Programming support for developing new or customized software is provided by a staff drawing from various engineering and scientific disciplines (environmental, civil, chemical) as well as mathematics and computer science. Staff have experience in using FORTRAN 90, C, C++, Java and Visual Basic. Geographic information systems (GIS) needs are met by using Arc/Info, ArcView and MapObjects LT.