PWRE is pleased to announce that Mike Coleman has joined our staff. Dr. Coleman comes with a wealth of experience in academia and in the private sector. Dr. Coleman will be taking over support of the Colorado River Mid-Term Operations Model (MTOM), as well as the Colorado-Big Thompson modeling effort.
PWRE has Contracted with the Truckee Meadows Water Authority in Reno, Nevada to support TMWA’s ongoing operations, and planning for the future. TMWA provides drinking water to over 385,000 residents in the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area. PWRE and TMWA have collaborated on a number of projects over the past decade, and have developed a very productive relationship. This relationship was formalized with a first contract, which includes development of technical tools to assist in future system operations and planning. PWRE is very pleased to welcome TMWA as a client.
PWRE is pleased to be subcontracting with HDR, Inc. in Reno, NV to conduct the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's hydropower feasibility project. HDR brings extensive experience with hydropower feasibility analysis, and PWRE brings our knowledge of the Truckee River system and modeling tools to make an ideal team to perform this study. The study will be conducted through the summer and fall of 2015 resulting in recommendations and a detailed report in early 2016.
PWRE is thrilled to add Andrew Gilmore to our staff. Mr. Gilmore is joining the team to manage the HDB project. He brings a wealth of experience with HDB, as well as with water resource system modeling and operations. He joins PWRE on a part-time basis after long stints with the Bureau of Reclamation in Salt Lake City and in Loveland.
PWRE has been awarded a five-year IDIQ contract with the Bureau of Reclamation to support and enhance the Hydrologic Database. PWRE will be supporting HDB installations in four of Reclamation's regions with on-call support as well as ongoing development of the database and its many associated components. PWRE is excited to bring consistency, excellence, and visibility to HDB and the HDB community within Reclamation.
Linnet Jose has joined the PWRE staff as a Water Resources Engineer. Linnet graduated last year from Colorado State University with an M.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on water resources planning and management. She brings considerable programming skills and experience to the PWRE team of engineers. Further congratulations are in order as she has passed the FE exam and is now officially an EIT. We are looking forward to employing her skills on our existing and upcoming projects.
PWRE part of a team that has been awarded a 3.8 million dollar grant from the NSF and the USDA to study Climate Change impacts in Northern Nevada. The team includes the University of Nevada at Reno, the Desert Research Institute, the USGS, and PWRE. The project will run through 2018.