Corona’s Water Sector Economists to Embark on a New Project with The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation
November 1st, 2017
LOUISVILLE, CO – Corona’s Water Sector Economics Team was recently awarded a contract by The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) for a project entitled Framework and Tools for Quantifying Green Infrastructure Co-Benefits and Linking with Triple Bottom Line Analysis. As part of this project, our team will develop a triple bottom line cost-benefit approach to evaluate the financial, social, and environmental benefits of using green infrastructure in stormwater management. The project will include several utilities across North America and is expected to be completed in 2019.
Robert Raucher, PhD, (Director of Water Economics) specializes in economics, risk management, and strategic planning, especially as they relate to water supply planning, regulatory policy, infrastructure-related risks and utility management strategies, water quality, and decision-making in response to climate change and other uncertainties. Bob provides more than 35 years of experience in a diverse array of professional activities, including benefit-cost, triple bottom line, and business case evaluations of water programs, policies, and planning priorities.
Janet Clements (Senior Economist) is a noted economic expert in the water sector, specifically in the fields of integrated water resource management, water supply planning, green infrastructure, and affordability of water and wastewater services. She also works on climate vulnerability and adaptation planning in relation to water resources, and has extensive experience analyzing water use and trends across sectors.
James Henderson (Senior Water Resources Economist) has 20 years of experience assisting utilities and governmental clients with water-related issues, including buried infrastructure (pipe) and other asset management, green infrastructure and stormwater management, source water protection economics, chemical treatment sustainability planning, water demand analysis and conservation, water reuse planning and implementation, water supply reliability values, and climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies for water resource management.
Karen Raucher (Senior Policy and Communication Strategist) has extensive experience communicating risks and nonmarket values. She has spent over thirty years helping water authorities make informed decisions issues in response to water supply- and quality-related issues and the impacts of climate change on water resources.
Corona ACE ’17 Speakers Announced
Look below for a schedule of our speakers featured at the upcoming conference.
Chad Seidel, Corona President (left)
Amlan Ghosh, Water Process Engineer (right)
Monday, 6.12 at 3:30 pm
Topic: Aftermath of Naegleria fowleri Detection
Where: Pr Room 117
Senior Water Resources Economist
Monday, 6.12 at 3:30 pm
Topic: An Introduction to the BNL Modeling Tool and Its Value for Utilities
Where: Pr Room 201C
Water Process Scientist
Monday, 6.12 at 4:30 pm
Topic: Treatment Assessment for a Groundwater System with Trihalomethane Compliance Issues and Ammonia
Where: Pr Room 204C
CEO, Corona Env. Consulting
Tuesday, 6.13 at 10:00 am
Topic: How West Virginia’s Spill Was Based on Aesthetics
Where: Pr Room 118A
Janet Clements, Senior Economist (left)
Bob Raucher, Dir. of Water Economics (right)
Tuesday, 6.13 at 3:30 pm
Topic: Opportunities for Providing Low-Income Assistance to Tenants of Multi-Family Buildings and Other Hard-to-Reach Customers
Where: Pr Room 107 A-B
Chad Seidel, Corona President (left)
Craig Gorman, Water Process Engineer (right)
Wednesday, 6.14 at 2:00 pm
Topic: Approaching the Holy Grail of Nitrate Treatment With Zero-Liquid Discharge: Update on Problems and Recent Advances
Where: Mod / Pr Room 204C
Wednesday, 6.14 at 2:30 pm
Topic: Building Water Safety Plans Begin With HACCP
Where: Pr Room 204B
Marco and Jennifer Aieta Expand Corona Environmental Consulting’s Engineering Expertise
Louisville, CO (March 24, 2017) – Corona Environmental Consulting is excited to announce the addition of Marco Aieta, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, as Chief Engineer, and Jennifer Aieta, P.E. as Director of Engineering. They each bring over 30 years of experience providing water-related science and engineering design expertise to the water community. Marco and Jennifer are already partnered with Corona meeting clients’ needs to solve water challenges including hexavalent chromium, 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP), arsenic, nitrate, disinfection byproducts, algal blooms and taste and odor compounds, and others.
“We are thrilled to have Marco and Jennifer join us at Corona! We have already worked successfully together, and joining forces expands our design engineering capabilities to do even more for our clients. They are each incredibly talented engineers who will implement engineering designs of solutions we develop with our clients.” says Chad Seidel, President of Corona.
“Together at Corona, we solve clients’ complex problems by translating fundamental scientific understanding into mainstream engineering.” says Marco Aieta. Jennifer Aieta added, “I’ve enjoyed working with Corona to deliver detailed design services over the last several years, and I’m excited to bring those capabilities in-house to Corona.”
This represents a significant advancement in Corona’s service offerings – the ability to design and implement the solutions we develop with our clients.
Corona Environmental Consulting Expands with New Water Economics Team
Rockland, MA and Louisville, CO (January 25, 2017) – Corona Environmental Consulting is excited to announce a new Corona team supporting water professionals’ use of water economics, planning and communication strategies to achieve their sustainability, affordability, informed decision-making and risk management objectives.
The new Corona team members include:
- Bob Raucher, Ph.D., Director of Water Economics
- Jim Henderson, Senior Water Resources Economist
- Janet Clements, Senior Water Resources Economist
- Karen Raucher, Policy and Communication Strategist
Our new team members bring decades of experience supporting water community decision-making and communication through benefit-cost and triple-bottom-line analysis evaluating the economic, social, and environmental implications of water-related projects and programs. Specific areas of focus include water supply planning, water reuse, desalination, stormwater, green infrastructure, integrated resource planning, and asset management. They can help you anticipate and respond to large future uncertainties, for example climate change, water scarcity and increased demand. They are also recognized for uncovering critical challenges related to buried infrastructure management.
“We are so pleased to have Bob, Jim, Janet, and Karen join us at Corona! Having worked collaboratively with one another over the last two decades, we’re excited to directly combine our expertise to further our support of the water community.” says Chad Seidel, President of Corona. “We serve a number of common clients, and we look forward to extending our data-driven decision-making services to include economics and communication strategies.”
“Providing customers with safe, affordable, and reliable water requires economic consideration”, says Bob Raucher. “Water utilities must balance cost and supply wisely to provide their customers with reliable water at affordable rates.”
Corona is excited to expand our ability to meet your needs.
Corona Environmental Consulting Announces Leadership Transition
January 4th, 2017
ROCKLAND, MA – Corona Environmental Consulting is excited to announce that Chad Seidel has assumed the role of Managing Partner and President of Corona Environmental Consulting. Former President Jeffrey Rosen will remain as Chief Executive Officer of the firm and its sister company, ProcStep – home of the . As President, Chad will oversee management of our consulting projects and business development efforts.
We anticipate the coming year to be full of excitement and we are confident that Chad will lead us toward great things. “I am pleased to pass the baton to Chad as we continue to grow our fascinating, exciting company. Chad is very capable and an absolute star in the drinking water community. I have complete confidence in his ability to lead and manage Corona Environmental Consulting” Jeff said.
Dr. Chad Seidel is an eminent drinking water quality and treatment expert with years of consulting experience focused on surface water treatment, including minimization of microbial pathogens and disinfection byproducts (DBP), treatment of groundwater and inorganic contaminants, and regulatory and policy research. As a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado he has also worked to provide drinking water utilities of various scales with process and design engineering services, from optimization of existing conventional treatment processes to the application of advanced treatment processes for controlling emerging contaminants.
The transition comes at a notable point in the Corona company history after successfully branching off our software company, ProcStep, and deploying our cloud-based geographic information system (GIS) platform, WaterSuite, to a number of major US water utilities. Corona and ProcStep will work closely together to continue the application of the cloud-based information system in support of the Water Community.
Chad will lead the Corona consulting practice and build upon our past success while managing future partnerships and a continuously growing and evolving team.
March 1st, 2016 – Corona Environmental Consulting Awarded GSA Schedule 70 IT Contract
IT Professional Services is pre-authorized by the GSA for purchase by Federal Government and State & Local Agencies.
Rockland, MA — CORONA ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING, LLC., a certified small business offering services in information technology, environmental science & engineering, geospatial information and program management in the environmental and drinking water industry, announced today that it is now listed on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70, a list of vendors pre-authorized to provide federal agencies with information technology equipment, software, and services.
The GSA, a federal procurement and property management agency, was created to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. The purpose of the GSA Schedule 70 is to streamline the procurement process for government agencies, allowing them to obtain the IT products and services they need more quickly and easily. Corona recognizes the GSA listing as an exciting opportunity. Under the GSA schedule contract, federal, state, and local government agencies will now be able to purchase Corona’s IT software and services—using pre-negotiated terms and prices. “This award further illustrates Corona’s rapid growth and acceptance on a national scale” said Jeffrey Rosen, CEO of Corona. “We are eager to work with GSA to bring our services to federal, state, and local agencies to help solve complex and emerging issues facing the water community.”
Corona Environmental Consulting LLC is a fast-growing company that prides itself on the delivery of innovative, robust, and cost-effective solutions. By leveraging the combined skillset of its multidisciplinary team, Corona develops tools that combine scientific expertise with technical ingenuity to address multifaceted threats to public and environmental health. One of these tools is the cloud-based, interactive GIS platform known as WaterSuiteTM, which allows for more effective and efficient management of water resources by acting as a “living” source water assessment and event response system. Now on the GSA schedule, Corona hopes to be able to offer its solutions to many more communities nationwide.
Corona’s list of available services can be found on the GSA IT Schedule 70 under contract #GS-35F-199DA.
Leading Water Expert Joins Corona Environmental Consulting
Alan Roberson, former Director of Federal Relations of the American Water Works Association, to lead collaboration
Rockland, MA and Washington, DC (March 21, 2016) – Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC (www.coronaenv.com) announced today that Alan Roberson, former Director of Federal Relations of the American Water Works Association, has joined the firm to increase national attention and efforts to bring solutions to the complex issues currently facing the water community. Alan brings to Corona world-renowned expertise as an engineer, scientist, and regulatory professional, which he cultivated through years of developing and implementing federal regulations that both protect public health and avoid unintended consequences.
At Corona, Alan will lead collaborations with a broad range of stakeholders in the water community. These include water utilities, public health agencies, environmental advocates, state regulatory agencies, and federal agencies such as EPA, CDC, DHS, DOE, USGS. Alan is based in the greater Washington, DC region and will be opening Corona’s first office there as well.
“We are thrilled that Alan is joining Corona and will continue to play a leadership role in the water community” said Jeffrey Rosen, Corona’s CEO. “With the growing national interest in water issues, having Alan lead our water quality and water policy efforts will greatly benefit the drinking water community.”
Roberson began his career as an engineer and project manager for several land development projects in Texas and Northern Virginia. But it was through his work over the last 25 years as the Director of Federal Relations at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) where he made his mark as a visionary figure and agent of change in drinking water. In this role, he has been a catalyst for action, as his research and insight were instrumental in the development of changes in federal and state guidance on drinking water regulations, and how water utilities would manage their systems in the face of growing challenges posed by aging infrastructure, improved detection technology, uncertainties in the underlying science, and much more.
“I am excited to join Corona and to continue to bring the right people together in Washington for safe and affordable drinking water” said Alan. Alan retired from AWWA in 2016, after 25 years of service. Since 2009, he has served on the Fairfax Water Board of Directors. He is also active with the Community Engineering Corps, providing engineering assistance to a small system in Virginia.
About Corona Environmental Consulting
Corona Environmental Consulting, based in Rockland, MA, LLC is a rapidly growing science, engineering, and technology company united by a desire to provide the highest value to its clients. Its expertise in environmental consulting, water treatment, information processing, and program management results in cost-effective solutions to enable communities to better plan and manage water treatment, infrastructure, service, and delivery.