“It is an honor to be provided with the opportunity to support their Civil Works Transformation efforts and promote their vision of Integrated Water Resource Management” – Erika Wettergreen
Fredericksburg, VA. August 2, 2016 – Marstel-Day, LLC announced today that it is one of three companies awarded a small business contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide Water Resources Analytical and Professional Support Services to the Institute of Water Resources (IWR). This contract includes a base year and four option years with a $47 million ceiling.
IWR is the USACE center of expertise for integrated water resources management, focusing on planning analysis and hydrologic engineering and on the collection, management and dissemination of Civil Works and navigation information, including the nation’s waterborne commerce data. It also serves as the USACE center of expertise for dam and levee safety, climate change adaptation, collaborative planning and environmental conflict resolution.
IWR grouped contract awards and support into two domains “Program Management, Research, Planning and Policy Support” and “Facilitation, Outreach, Communication, and Training Support.” Although there were three small business awardees, Marstel-Day was the sole small business firm selected to support IWR under the “Program Management, Research, Planning and Policy Support” domain.
“Marstel-Day is pleased with the opportunity to expand our support to the US Army Corps of Engineers through the award of this contract” said Sean Donahoe, Marstel-Day partner and Principal-In-Charge for this effort. “Marstel-Day has been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to emerging issues such as water security, water resources sustainability, ecosystem management and climate change. We are proud that in conjunction with IWR, Marstel-Day will be able to influence how important water resources are managed both nationally and internationally. “
Marstel-Day’s assistance will encompass all of the Civil Works mission areas including: Navigation; Flood Risk Management; Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration; Hydropower; Regulatory; Recreation; and Water Supply. Marstel-Day will also provide research, planning, policy support, facilitation, and outreach support to relevant USACE missions and key programs such as: Coastal Storm Damage Protection; Climate Change; Assessment Management; USACE Infrastructure Strategy and Public Private Partnerships; Hydrologic and Hydraulic Planning and Engineering; and Sediment.
Marstel-Day’s Erika Wettergreen will serve as Program Manager for this contract and has over 25 years of experience in water resource planning, project management, meeting facilitation, public participation, and policy analysis. “IWR is a leader in water resources management and planning, with an impressive cadre of professionals. It is an honor to be provided with the opportunity to support their Civil Works Transformation efforts and promote their vision of Integrated Water Resources Management.”