Water Resources

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For more information, please contact:

Steven J. Peene, Ph.D.
Vice President; Water Resources Principal
(800) 275-6488
(850) 765-8150

Since 1984, ATM has built its business by assisting clients with water resource issues. Our multidisciplinary consulting team, which includes former state regulators and municipal directors, routinely addresses water management issues from a multitude of perspectives. The technical diversity of our water resources professionals allows us to provide effective solutions for any water-related environmental or development issue.

ATM provides all the services needed for a project's success. From the protection of sensitive headwaters to the modeling of coastal estuaries, ATM offers clients customized data collection, assessments, computer modeling, alternatives analysis, management planning, design, and regulatory guidance. Regulatory requirements and technical tools alone cannot always generate the desired outcomes for water resource projects. Consequently, ATM frequently partners with state agencies, municipalities, private entities, and the public to develop appropriate management and engineering solutions for water resource challenges. With our exceptional understanding of complex regulatory issues, such as TMDL development and implementation, we are able to build consensus among affected parties to achieve a balance between the water quality and designated uses of a water body.

ATM's comprehensive technical experience and expertise enables us to provide solutions for any water resource project, from inception to completion. Our lengthy and growing resume of outstanding projects is testimony to the satisfaction and success our clients can expect to receive.

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Regulatory Management, Stakeholder Facilitation

ATM is a leader in the arenas of regulatory management and stakeholder facilitation. We routinely navigate our clients through regulatory labyrinths while building consensus among various groups of stakeholders. ATM monitors the constantly changing regulatory environment and adapts its approaches before the success of a client's project is compromised. This is accomplished through:

  • TMDL Advocacy: Pre-, During & Post-Development
  • NPDES Implementation Strategies
  • Consent Order Negotiation
  • Public Education & Involvement
  • Environmental Communications

Watershed Management

Successful watershed management balances water quality and quantity needs with use, attainability and sustainability. At ATM, we provide our clients with streamlined implementation strategies to accomplish this balance – both for today and tomorrow:

  • Accurate Data Collection & Analysis
  • Watershed Characterization & Assessment
  • Evaluation of Land Use
  • Stormwater Management
  • Non-Point Source Assessment & Management
  • Floodplain Management


Whether dealing with freshwater, estuarine or marine systems, computer modeling has become an indispensable tool for addressing complex water resources issues. ATM's modeling simulations of water bodies help guide public and private clients to the most practical and timely solutions for their water resource concerns:

  • Pollutant Transport & Water Quality
  • Watershed Hydrology & Loading
  • Natural Resource Impacts
  • Mixing Zones
  • Sediment Transport
  • Reservoir & Lake Simulations
  • Coastal & Estuarine Processes
  • Thermal Discharges
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Natural Systems Engineering

Restoration, mitigation, adaptation, or creation of natural systems requires the oversight of experienced scientists and engineers to ensure the project’s regulatory compliance and long-term viability. ATM's team of natural systems experts work hand-in-hand with clients to develop hydrological and ecological solutions for natural systems issues:

  • Wetland Restoration & Enhancement
  • Streambank Protection
  • Mitigation Bank Development & Permitting
  • Created Wetland Treatment Systems
  • Vegetative Buffers

Comprehensive Data Collection Networks

Accurate characterization of natural systems is the first step of any successful water resources project. ATM's team of data collection technicians, scientists and engineers design and implement data collection efforts to provide quality and representative data to support all types of water resources projects through:

  • Water Quality & Hydrodynamic Monitoring
  • Water & Sediment Chemistry
  • Biological Studies
  • Geographic Data Management
  • QA/QC Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Remote Sensing Technologies

Non-Point Load Management

Management of non-point pollution loads requires the use of a variety of tools and techniques. ATM's planners, engineers, scientists and former regulators employ modern and practical technologies while building teams of diverse user-groups to address even the most complicated pollution issues:

  • GIS-Based Non-Point Load Evaluation Modeling
  • BMP Identification, Selection, Evaluation & Design
  • Source Reduction
  • Ordinance Review & Development
  • Public Education & Participation
  • Source Identification

Continuous Water Quality Monitoring

From feasibility studies to permit compliance, ATM provides support for multiple project types by offering a full range of water quality monitoring services.Types of monitoring events include:

  • Continuous Monitoring Instrumentation
  • In-Situ Monitoring
  • In-Situ Water Column Profiling

Parameters monitored include:

  • Temperature
  • Salinity & Conductivity
  • pH
  • Turbidity
  • Dissolved Oxygen Concentration
  • Dissolved Oxygen Saturation
  • Specific Ion Concentration

Hydrodynamic Monitoring

Acoustic Doppler current measurements provide a detailed understanding of a waterbody’s hydrodynamic characteristics. ATM is experienced in conducting hydrodynamic monitoring using ADP Velocity Point Meters and ADCP.

Parameters monitored include:

  • Magnitude
  • Direction
  • Discharge Through Time
  • Determination of Tidal Phasing
  • Wave Period and Amplitude (ADCP)

Other hydrodynamics monitored include:

  • Directional Wave Gauge
  • Water Surface Elevation

Water & Sediment Chemistry

While employing continuous monitoring services, ATM can also collect discrete water or sediment chemistry samples for laboratory analysis. Sampling plans are designed to support all of a client’s requirements.

Sampling capabilities include:

  • Ultra-Clean Trace Metal Geochemistry
  • Elutriate Test Samples
  • Containment Partitioning
  • Vibracore Samples
  • Nutrient Chemistry & Chlorophyl A Water Samples
  • Total Recoverable Chemistry Samples

Vessel-Based Applications

ATM augments its data collection services with complementary capabilities and resources to handle the broadest of support needs.

Hydrographic surveys include:

  • Bathymetry
  • Magnetometer
  • Seismic Sub-Bottom Profiling
  • Side-Scan & Towed Arrays

Vessel-supported data collection efforts include:

  • Platform for Diver Applications
  • ADCP Transects


For more information, please contact:

Steven J. Peene, Ph.D.
Vice President; Water Resources Principal
(800) 275-6488
(850) 765-8150