RTI International will continue to work with the EPA on watershed projects, a task the research organization has been involved with for some 25 years.

The EPA has awarded RTI a five-year contract worth as much as $107 million for technical support in watershed assessment projects.

“This contract will help establish pollution controls and develop tools for ecosystem restoration that achieve EPA’s strategic goal of protecting America’s waters,” said Peter Ilieve, RTI’s program manager for the project. “The contract is accessible to all 10 of EPA’s regional offices, including states and tribal authorities.”

RTI will assist in the assessment of water quality, produce reports dealing with water quality, and also develop and launch programs designed to improve water quality.

“There is a worldwide movement toward more integrated approaches for managing watersheds,” said Bob Dykes, director of RTI’s Water and Ecosystems Management Center. “Work performed under this contract enables RTI to stay at the forefront of the science and technologies needed to design and apply those approaches.”

RTI provides water resources and water quality research to clients worldwide.

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