Tetra Tech Wins Six 2022 Climate Change and Environmental Industry Awards
Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) and Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) recognized Tetra Tech with six 2022 project merit and business achievement awards in March 2023.
CCBJ and EBJ honored Tetra Tech with awards for outstanding achievement in renewable energy, forest conservation, ocean monitoring, and dam safety. Tetra Tech accepted the awards at the Environmental Industry Summit XXI in San Diego, California, on March 22, 2023.
Expanding our high-end services across the globe
Tetra Tech received the EBJ Business Achievement Gold Medal Award for Large Firms for an exceptionally strong fiscal 2022 that delivered more than 80,000 projects in 125 countries. Recent acquisitions of Enterprise Automation, TIGA, Axiom Data Science, and Piteau Associates further advanced our market-leading positions in digital water, data analytics, platform virtualization, cybersecurity, and sustainable infrastructure.
EBJ also recognized Tetra Tech a Business Achievement Award for Mergers & Acquisitions for acquiring RPS Group, a leading UK-based environmental consulting and project management firm. Tetra Tech recently welcomed 5,000 RPS staff in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, expanding our expertise in energy transformation, water, and program management. The addition of RPS also advances Tetra Tech’s work providing high-end consulting with an emphasis on advanced data analytics and unique software applications, such as those in water management, ocean analytics, and contaminant modeling.
Developing software for ocean monitoring
EBJ selected Tetra Tech for an Information Technology Award in Ocean Monitoring for its role in designing open-source software with the ability to manage and visualize ocean data. Axiom Data Science, A Tetra Tech Company, played a foundational role in designing and operationalizing the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s (OOI) Data Explorer, the primary gateway for discovering, visualizing, and accessing OOI data. In 2022 our team upgraded the OOI cyberinfrastructure to improve the OOI’s ability to serve ultra-high resolution data streams from next generation ocean instrumentation that spans the ocean floor to the sea surface.
Deploying innovative technology for dam safety
EBJ awarded Tetra Tech a Technology Merit Award in Dam Safety for our work developing innovative technology for monitoring tailings dams in Brazil with the Institute of Mine Seismology. Our work addresses the dangers of dam failures and improves safety in the mining industry. The microseismic technology integrates conventional seismic monitoring and innovative seismic ambient noise interferometry to continuously monitor internal structure changes, using ground motions and seismic wave velocity propagation. To date, our teams have commissioned more than 20 seismic systems and installed more than 180 geophones connected to 50 seismic stations.
Accelerating the clean energy transition
CCBJ awarded Tetra Tech a Project Merit Award in Renewable Energy, recognizing our work helping partner countries meet climate commitments through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Scaling Up Renewable Energy (SURE) Program. The awards committee highlighted SURE's efforts in Colombia, which enabled the government to procure 2,170 megawatts (MW) of new wind and solar power to make its power system more resilient to climate change. In 2022 our team helped develop a resilient power system that will lower emissions by about 6,400 million tons of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) per year, reduce diesel subsidies, electrify transport, and power tourism in Colombia’s Providencia Island. With support from Tetra Tech through SURE, the National Fund for Non-Conventional Energy and Energy Efficiency (FENOGE) developed its first Gender and Diversity Policy, which went into effect in May 2022.
Advancing sustainable forest management in Cambodia
CCBJ also recognized Tetra Tech with a Project Merit Award in Forest Conservation for leading the implementation of the U.S. government’s flagship Cambodian environmental project, the USAID Greening Prey Lang (GPL) project. Through USAID GPL, Tetra Tech supported the development of three projects to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) and finalized the first-ever genetic analysis of Asian Elephant populations in Cambodia. The project also provided improved economic benefits to more than 110,000 Cambodians through interventions including support to wildlife-friendly agricultural product value chains and the promotion of 19 ecotourism sites.