Water & Environment

Proven Water & Environment Consulting

Carmen Group’s unique experience and success in water resources and environmental issues spans major flood protection agencies, water supply districts, metropolitan and urban water management districts, small cities, state environmental restoration departments, state water resources departments, and water conservation districts, open space districts and water reclamation districts. We excel at cutting through the complex, multilayered, bureaucratic, administrative and legislative maze that is the federal water and environment funding and policy process. We have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for projects in areas including flood management, environmental restoration, water quality, water supply, water reclamation and recycling, navigation and recreation.

Carmen Group’s dramatic successes are due to our deep knowledge of and expertise with the Administration, federal agencies and Congress, as well as the positive relationships we maintain at the highest levels of government.

We have a solid bi-partisan record of strategizing policy and funding initiatives and then successfully stewarding these efforts through the complexities of the congressional process. We are perfectly positioned to secure the funding our clients need due to our strong efforts with the agencies over time and our contributions to their success.

Our powerful national presence keeps us intimately familiar with water issues ranging from California water recycling to Texas ecosystem restoration to East Coast water quality. We achieve significant results for clients ranging from Washington, DC to Washington State and from Illinois to Nevada.


Dal Harper
Executive Managing Director

Record of Success

  • Flood Management Districts
  • Metropolitan and Rural Sewerage and Recycling Authorities
  • Water Supply Districts
  • State Environmental Departments
  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Port Authorities
  • Utilities
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • Private Sector Water and Environmental Interests
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Special Expertise

  • Securing Funding in a No-Earmark Environment
  • Appropriations Process
  • Corps of Engineers Authorization Bills
  • Shaping Approvable Projects
  • High Level Project Management
  • Clean Water Act
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Infrastructure Financing Policy
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Legislation
  • Drafting Successful Grant Applications

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

With federal, state and local government resources increasingly constrained and community needs ever-growing, the utilization of public-private partnerships (P3s) is an important ingredient in both pursuing major public works projects and solving communities’ water and environmental infrastructure challenges. With decades of experience working in both the public and private sectors, we are uniquely positioned to facilitate relationships and solve problems.

We understand the needs and challenges of both the public and private sector, and how each can benefit through partnerships. We understand how to structure viable P3 arrangements to bring private sector capital and experience to bear on public sector needs and challenges. We are proud that the P3 projects we have guided to completion have transformed local and national methods of problem solving. Carmen Group’s breadth of knowledge and experience can help responsible municipal decision makers and visionary private sector players leverage their strengths to the advantage of both.