WSP USA Supports Initiative Generating Economic SURGE in Philippines

USAID’s Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity effort is helping disadvantaged Filipino producers improve income, market share and resiliency.

“Enhanced market linkages” and “value chain development” may sound like abstract economic principles, but for thousands of Filipino seaweed and cassava root producers, programs based on these ideas are emerging as economic lifelines.
WSP USA is working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE), an initiative helping local producers find new sources of income, earn more profits, improve their credit and build greater resiliency to overcome disasters like typhoons and COVID-19.

Addressing Ecological and Coastal Protection in the Gulf Region


When it comes to planning for climate change and protecting our communities, there are a few regions that are more vulnerable than the rest. As evidenced by several massive hurricanes in recent decades, the Gulf Region of the United States is paramount within these vulnerable regions. Over the course of geologic history, the Mississippi River has served an important purpose for the region, transporting sediment and debris from up-river and depositing it downstream to form new marsh lands. 

Pinellas County Vulnerability Assessment

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WSP USA is assisting in advancing an assessment of long-term vulnerabilities and development of climate adaptation strategies in response to future tidal flooding and storm surge for all of Pinellas County, Florida.

Identifying long-term investments

Reducing Fire Risk for Battery Energy Storage Systems and Electric Vehicles

During Fire Prevention Week, WSP fire experts are drawing attention to the rapid growth of alternative energy storage batteries and the need to address fire hazards.

As part of the quest to decarbonize, energy utilities and electric power producers are rapidly increasing the proportion of energy generated with wind and solar resources. 

Because wind and solar are intermittent, there is a parallel push to install large-scale batteries to store surplus electricity at times of low demand and dispatch it during periods of high demand. 

However, the rapid growth in large-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) is occurring without adequate attention to preventing fires and explosions.

WSP USA Joins Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment to Net Zero

Signing on to the Structural Engineering Institute program represents the firm’s alignment with the goal of substantively reducing embodied carbon in structural systems.
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ — In recognition of Climate Action Day, WSP USA has furthered its commitment to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, embodied carbon in its structural system projects by 2050 as a signatory to the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) SE 2050 Commitment Program.

Intelligent Transport Systems Enable the Decarbonization of Road Transportation

A whole-system approach to achieve net zero ambitions

Our planet is warming at its fastest pace in history. Securing a world that can support life now and for future generations requires all countries to tackle the urgent global climate change challenge. Immediate and continuous action to nurture planetary health will also improve livelihoods and communities. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions demands decarbonization efforts across all sectors.

Creating an Organizational 'Ecosystem' for Effective Asset Management

Five key elements can lay the foundation for building a robust asset management organizational strategy that garners internal support and delivers impactful results.

Infrastructure organizations are challenged with implementing asset management programs within a wider sphere of corporate initiatives that include strategic planning, capital planning and master planning, and policy objectives such as resilience and social equity.

Asset management is an integrated set of processes designed to minimize the lifecycle costs of infrastructure assets at an acceptable level of risk, while delivering established levels of service. When applied effectively it balances costs, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets.

Nature-Based Solutions: One Remedy for Two Ills


We must approach the climate crisis and biodiversity loss as the twin crises they are. Nature-based solutions have powerful potential to address both.


We must approach the climate crisis and biodiversity loss as the twin crises they are. Nature-based solutions have powerful potential to address both.

WSP USA's Deborah Brown Wins ARTBA's Ethel S. Birchland Award

Lifetime achievement honor recognizes Brown for her leadership encouraging women in transportation; Capital District Leader Rolando Amaya earns Leadership Impact Award.
Press Release

PINEHURST, N.C., September 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Honoring her leadership advocating for women in transportation, Deborah Brown, vice president and national director of alternative delivery at WSP USA, received the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

ARTBA also presented its Leadership Impact Award to Rolando Amaya, senior vice president and Capital District leader for WSP, for his contributions to the transportation industry.

Green Building Expert Keith Amann Named 2021 LEED Fellow

WSP USA vice president for Built Ecology and sustainability strategy leader is recognized for commitment to creating healthier, more sustainable and resilient communities.
Press Release

NEW YORK, September 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Keith Amann, vice president on the Built Ecology team at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, was recognized as a 2021 LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).


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