RTI International will continue by to provide technical support for watershed assessment and protection for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water.
As part of the new five-year contract, RTI will provide a broad range of innovative and cost-effective solutions to restore impaired waters, reduce nonpoint and point source runoff, protect healthy watersheds, and mitigate impacts to coastal and ocean waters. The contract has a ceiling of $113 million.
“There is a worldwide movement toward more integrated approaches for managing watersheds,” said Bob Dykes, director of RTI’s Water and Ecosystems Management Center. “Work performed under this contract enables RTI to stay at the forefront of the science and technologies needed to design and apply those approaches.”
RTI will work with the EPA on a range of initiatives from advancing the Water Quality Framework by supporting the design and implementation of the associated water quality monitoring and assessment tools, to the innovative cross-discipline research to maintain the ecological integrity and quality of our nations’ waters to complex multimedia modeling addressing impaired waters, oceans, and coastal issues. RTI has supported the EPA Office of Water for 30 years.
“RTI’s capabilities have grown to support EPA’s mission, and RTI is committed to building new capabilities that the EPA will need to meet future challenges and initiatives” said Peter Ilieve, RTI program manager for the project. “Besides EPA headquarters and EPA’s regional offices, the contract will be accessible to all states, territories, and tribal authorities.”
RTI International offers extensive experience in a full range of technical, analytical and logistical services and expertise in water quality and watershed management. RTI's water resources research helps federal, state and local governments, as well as international clients, identify and assess point and nonpoint pollutant loadings to watersheds and target pollution control resources effectively.