Current Projects

Sutro Science is currently supporting efforts to develop a resilient water resource solution for the Monterey Peninsula, assisting Daly City to reduce residential flooding while beneficially reusing stormwater, and conducting environmental assessments towards implementing reverse osmosis treatment technology for sustainable groundwater management in Santa Cruz County.

 
 
Source: ESA, 2016

Source: ESA, 2016

Vista Grande Drainage Basin Improvement Project, Daly City, California

What do you do when your stormwater system is under sized and residential areas keep flooding? Increasing stormwater conveyance capacity is a logical first step. Beneficially re-using stormwater to combat the impacts of drought, restore historic hydrology, improve fish habitat, and support wetlands created for water quality control brings a creative big-picture approach to problem solving with added value for multiple stakeholders.

 
Source: ESA, 2017

Source: ESA, 2017

Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, Monterey County, California

What's to be done when the population is expanding but regional water resources are constrained by legal decisions and groundwater basin overdraft? Incorporate desalination into the resource supply portfolio, but in a responsible way that minimizes environmental impacts. Also, implement additional solutions, such as recycled water, into the regional supply system and increase local conservation, drought resilience, and resource reliability.

 

Source: Carollo Engineers, 2016

Soquel Creek Water District Advanced Purified Groundwater Replenishment Project, Santa Cruz County, California

Can Reverse Osmosis treatment technology be leveraged to increase local water resource supplies without utilizing seawater and incurring the environmental costs of desalination? Why waste all that wastewater when it can be put to good use improving supply reliability and resilience.