Atkins to provide flood modeling and mapping services for Texas’ first state flood plan
AUSTIN, Texas, USA: Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group has been awarded a not-to-exceed $10 million USD, three-year contract to help the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) develop and update flood risk maps to support the implementation of the first state flood plan. Under the contract, the Company will produce statewide base level engineering (BLE) work, supporting flood hazard mapping and planning activities to improve flood risk information and to implement flood mitigation strategies.
“We have served clients in Texas with floodplain mapping support for almost 50 years and have seen hazards change due to new building development, weather patterns, floodplain boundaries and other factors,” said George Nash, CEO of Atkins North America. “We will continue leveraging large-scale flood resilience experience gained from executing similar projects across the country to help the state’s communities prepare for and respond to flood hazards.”
Contractual services include flood risk modeling and mapping, support for TWDB’s state and federal grant programs, flood planning support and related activities. A significant portion of the work will focus on completing statewide coverage for BLE modeling and mapping, an approach that combines high-resolution ground elevation data and modeling technology to create engineering models that can identify areas prone to flooding. The Company will provide the TWDB flood science and planning data to prepare and protect residents of Texas from flood-related hazards.
The Company provides similar innovative services to federal, state and local agencies/municipalities across the United States and around the globe.
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