Norris Dam

Integrated Water Resources Management

Mesa’s Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) team provides services to assess, develop, and manage water resources, renewable energy, conventional hydropower, and pumped storage hydropower worldwide. Our staff members leverage their many relationships with industries and researchers from federal and state governments, national laboratories, and academic institutions to provide state-of-the-art approaches addressing current and future environmental and engineering problems using the latest techniques and technologies.

Our services include:

Renewable Energy, Small Hydro, and Pumped Storage Hydropower

  • Hydropower resource assessment
  • Floating solar panel assessment
  • Solar-hydro, hybrid modular pumped storage assessment
  • Innovative equipment technology assessment
  • Engineering design and optimization
  • Cost and economic analysis
  • Construction support
  • Operation and maintenance

Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Floodplain analyses, flood frequency studies, and flood forecasting
  • Stormwater management
  • Inundation mapping and dam breach studies
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting studies

Rivers and Reservoirs Hydrodynamic & Water Quality Modeling

  • Hydrodynamic and water quality (one, two, and three-dimensional)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) in-house Ansys software
  • Dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and minimum flow requirements studies
  • Fish impingement/entrainment (316a and 316b) assessment and analysis
  • Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies

Additional Hydro and Water Resources Services

  • Planning and allocation of water resources
  • Hydrometeorological studies
  • Climate resilience and risk assessment
  • Winterization: Power plant 3-D CFD Ansys- Fluent modeling
  • Environmental flow requirements studies
  • Reservoir dredging assessment and mitigation techniques
  • Reservoir operation