ATM has built its business helping clients solve complex water resource issues.  Our multidisciplinary consulting team routinely addresses water management issues from a multitude of perspectives. The technical diversity of our water resources professionals allows us to provide cost-effective and innovative solutions for any water-related environmental, regulatory, or development issue.

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. Our exceptional understanding of complex regulatory issues, such as TMDL development and implementation, help us to achieve consensus among stakeholders to reach a balance between the water quality and designated uses of a water body.

ATM’s comprehensive technical experience and expertise enables us to deliver 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.

Regulatory Management, Stakeholder Facilitation

ATM is a leader in 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 through the following;

  • 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 expertise helps guide public and private clients to the most practical, cost-effective, and timely solutions for their water resource concerns.  ATM’s modeling expertise include;

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

  • 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
  • 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 including:

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

ATM uses GIS to solve complex engineering, environmental, and natural science challenges by integrating GIS with every engineering project, field study, data collection effort, asset management system, geospatial analysis, and numeric modeling effort. We develop and provide custom GIS applications, systems design, training, and support to assist our clients in realizing maximum benefit from their spatial information.

The inherent data interoperability of GIS allows ATM to combine and convert disparate spatial information and develop sophisticated analysis tools and products.  As a result, ATM’s GIS data models are customized to meet specific client requirements for asset management, analysis, modeling, and master planning.

Our GIS efforts can be augmented with full Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities, including both 2-D sub-meter and 3-D centimeter RTK GPS data collection for highly accurate topographic elevation data.

Our GIS products and services include the following:

  • Geodatabase Development
  • Asset Field Data Collection and Validation
  • Spatial Refinement
  • Scanning / Georeferencing / Digitizing Services
  • Numeric Modeling Development and Data Presentation
  • Population and Master Planning Studies
  • Topographic Mapping
  • Web Application Development
Stormwater Management

ATM’s professionals integrate environmental concerns, regulatory mandates, and economic constraints to develop effective solutions to complex stormwater issues. We routinely assist clients with:

  • Sustainable Site Development
  • Master Planning & GIS Structure Inventory
  • Watershed Assessments
  • Pre/Post Development Loading Assessments
  • Innovative Permitting Strategies
  • Infrastructure Design & Rehabilitation
  • Water Quality Management
  • Stormwater Permit Compliance
Industrial Support Services

ATM understands the diverse needs of our industrial clients, and we work with them to produce innovative and effective solutions to meet their long-range goals. ATM routinely assists industrial clients with issues involving:

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • NPDES Permitting Strategies
  • Waste Reduction
  • Alternative Treatment Technologies
  • Mixing Zone Studies
  • TMDL Strategies
Permitting & Regulatory Compliance

By monitoring complex, dynamic environmental regulations, ATM brings clients the most up-to-date information for effective compliance planning and implementation. Our professional, diverse staff has decades of experience with regulatory services and solutions, including:

  • Comprehensive Compliance Programs
  • Water & Wastewater Monitoring, Planning, & Studies
  • Operations & Maintenance Performance Reporting
  • Capacity Analysis
  • Effective Permitting Strategies
  • Anti-Degradation Studies & Analysis
  • Water Quality Based Effluent Limitations
  • Numeric Nutrient Criteria
  • Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Issues
Contact Our Team

Steven J. Peene, PhD

Principal - Water Resources