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Firm Overview


UHL & Associates, Inc. consults to private industry, municipalities, law firms, consulting firms, and international clients on all projects with elements of water resource planning, development, management, protection, assessment and remediation. 

THE RANGE OF SERVICES OFFERED BY UHL & ASSOCIATES INCLUDES:

 

bulletWATER SUPPLY PLANNING, EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT and MANAGEMENT

bulletENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

bulletREGIONAL GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

bulletSMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION

bulletLOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES

bulletSPRING EVALUATION and DEVELOPMENT

bulletLITIGATION SUPPORT and EXPERT TESTIMONY

bulletINTERNATIONAL SERVICES

bulletGIS, SPATIAL DATA MANAGEMENT AND REMOTE SENSING

 

UHL & Associates is composed of highly qualified professional geologists, hydrogeologists and environmental scientists. UHL’s principals bring many decades of professional consulting experience to projects. The Firm is distinguished by excellent quantitative ability, seasoned judgment and the depth and range of its field experience.


WATER SUPPLY PLANNING, EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT and MANAGEMENT

UHL & Associates, Inc. provides a comprehensive range of services in water resource planning, exploration, development, management, and strategic planning. Our range of geographic experience is from the humid northeast United States to the arid Kalahari Desert and northern Afghanistan.  Our projects have varied from designing and installing production wells for industry and municipal water utility authorities to large regional development programs for potable water supplies and large-scale irrigation projects.  UHL specializes in evaluating the sustainability of small and regional aquifer systems for long term development and in formulating management plans.

The principal areas of expertise include:

    bulletPLANNING

  • Climate change analysis for groundwater systems.
  • Sustainability evaluations on a local and regional level.
  • Water quality assessment of natural and human-induced parameters.
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for national and international lending agencies.
  • Strategic planning for water resources on a local and regional level.
  • Watershed management and protection.
  • Innovative solutions to address water needs.
  • Stakeholder Issues.

    bulletEXPLORATION

  • Satellite image and aerial photo interpretation.
  • Surface and airborne geophysical exploration applications.
  • Local and regional assessment of sustained groundwater availability.
  • Test drilling and pumping tests.

    bulletDEVELOPMENT

  • Preparation of test and production well specifications for bid documents.
  • Design of large capacity production wells.
  • Design and implementation of test and production well drilling programs.
  • Borehole (down-hole) geophysical logging interpretation.
  • Performance of aquifer pumping tests and analysis of test data.
  • Allocation permit applications and supporting documentation.

    bulletMANAGEMENT

  • Recharge and sustainability assessments.
  • Groundwater modeling.
  • Stream and river ecological/baseflow management.
  • Wellfield maintenance and rehabilitation.
  • Wellhead protection planning.
  • Development of ordinances for well construction; aquifer testing; and wellhead protection programs.

    bulletSUPPLEMENTARY AREAS

  • Spring assessments and development for bottled water use.
  • Design of artificial recharge systems - Aquifer-Storage-Recovery (ASR).
  • Groundwater/surface water interaction evaluation.
  • Application of stable and radioactive isotope analysis.
  • Hydro-geochemistry studies.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Uhl conducts environmental investigation and remediation projects including:

  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).
  • Groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport analysis.
  • Installation of groundwater monitoring systems.
  • Design and installation of recovery well pumping and containment systems.
  • Coordination and implementation of Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS).
  • Technical services to municipalities for development projects.
  • Insurance oversight for implementation and cost allocation of environmental cleanups.
  • Remediation oversight.
  • Critical review of large and complex groundwater contamination projects.
  • White papers, expert reports and legal testimony.

REGIONAL GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

UHL & Associates, Inc. evaluates groundwater systems in a river basin and/or regional aquifer setting for management, strategic planning, and development applications.

Key areas include:

  • Groundwater recharge and sustainability analyses.
  • Climate change impacts on groundwater recharge.
  • Groundwater quality evaluation for drinking and irrigation applications.
  • Strategic planning for use and recharge optimization.
  • Allocation applications and regulatory approaches.
  • Monitoring systems setup and implementation.
  • Managed aquifer recharge applications.

SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION

UHL & Associates, Inc. addresses a number of issues for small scale irrigation ranging from water resource availability and quality for irrigation applications to source construction alternatives. Principal areas include:

  • Groundwater and surface water availability analysis.
  • Normal and drought conditions and climate change impact assessments.
  • Evaluation of the potential for water logging and soil salinity.
  • Water quality conditions and constraints for irrigation applications.
  • Source construction alternatives for groundwater systems.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES

UHL & Associates, Inc. addresses a number of issues for small scale irrigation ranging from water resource UHL & Associates, Inc. provides hydrogeologic and environmental technical support on a variety of projects which reflect current issues that face State, County, and Local Governments, including:

  • Aquifer testing for new residential/commercial developments.
  • Aquifer testing ordinance development and implementation.
  • Performance and review of site assessments.
  • Preparation and review of environmental impact statements/assessments (EIS/EIAs).
  • Review and comment on construction plans for proposed low and high density residential and commercial developments with respect to environmental, water and storm-water issues and practices.
  • Land use evaluation and plans for wellhead protection.
  • Land carrying-capacity evaluation for lot size zoning restrictions (nitrate dilution analysis).
  • Water supply protection and sustainability in the face of growing demand and development.
  • Private well testing programs.

SPRING EVALUATION and DEVELOPMENT

UHL & Associates, Inc. provides a range of hydrogeologic services related to spring evaluation and development. Principal areas include:

  • Analysis of contribution (recharge) areas to springs, land use, and potential water quality impacts.
  • Development of protection programs for spring watershed/recharge areas.
  • Spring flow measurements for evaluation of seasonal changes and sustainability.
  • Water quality evaluations and sampling.
  • Spring/well testing programs to evaluate hydraulic interconnection and potential impacts to resources/stakeholders in the watershed.
  • Development of well systems to supplement spring flow during dry periods.
  • Regulatory analysis and interface.

LITIGATION SUPPORT AND EXPERT TESTIMONY

UHL & Associates, Inc. provides litigation support and expert testimony for municipal, industrial, and commercial parties involved in water rights and contamination matters.  We have prepared numerous technical documents, expert reports, and affidavits for litigation purposes; given depositions; provided expert courtroom testimony; and participated in technical/cost apportionment settlement negotiations.


INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

UHL & Associates, Inc. implements water resource development and environmental assessment projects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America for International Lending Agencies, USAID Contractors, National Governments, NGOs and Private Sector clients. These projects address a wide range of water-related issues, and have included a country-wide groundwater resource availability assessment (Afghanistan); strategic planning for water-supply development options (Botswana, where wellfields were substituted for a proposed dam-based approach based on community and environmental concerns); specialized training for local government water utilities in well design and maintenance, water meters usage and water quality sampling (Jordan, Bangladesh, Liberia); and providing practical water-supply project guidance (CRS).


GIS, SPATIAL DATA MANAGEMENT and REMOTE SENSING

UHL & Associates, Inc. integrates GIS in water resource planning, exploration, development and management projects. Internationally, the Firm has integrated GIS and Remote Sensing techniques to process, analyze, and prepare field maps from published maps, aerial photographs and satellite images.
Our capabilities include:

  • Acquiring satellite data from various platforms such as Landsat, ASTER, IKONOS.
  • Geo-referencing and rectification.
  • Field survey data management and mapping.
  • Topographic and groundwater contour modeling.
  • Spatial data analysis.
  • Analytical Element Modeling (AEM).
  • Satellite image processing and analysis.
  • Unsupervised and supervised classification.

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