Water Strategies

Kristina Cydzik, P.E., LEED AP
Senior Consultant
Phone: (949) 540-7000

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Water Planning and Management

Population growth and the attendant increase in demand for water to support municipal, industrial, and agricultural needs is putting strains on existing water supplies all over the world, especially in semi-arid and arid regions. Cyclical events (e.g., storms, droughts, etc.), and threats of climate change introduce risks to property, businesses, and infrastructure. Governments and businesses across the globe are now rethinking how they can manage competing demands for this resource.

Relevant Experience

At ESI, we have professionals who combine strong technical leadership with state-of-the-art hydrologic engineering and analysis techniques to support governments and businesses in resolving water resource issues. Our consultants have worked alongside private and public entities, tailoring integrated water plans to the scope and objectives at hand, while identifying paths to mitigate conflicts, optimize the use of resources, and provide strong economic returns.

Key competencies include:

Commercial / Regulatory

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment
  • National Security Strategy


  • Hydraulic Assessment
  • Hydrology (including arid region hydrology)
  • Hydrologic Modeling

Water Resources Management

  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Water Conflict Resolution
  • International Water Negotiation
  • International Water Resource Management
  • Policy Planning
  • Water Scarcity and Drought
  • Water Resources Resource Planning
  • Water Risk Management
  • Water Supply

These experiences influence our approach to strategic planning, as we apply lessons learned from historical problems to build robust plans for infrastructure, water management, and policies. Our consultants are skilled at negotiating and resolving conflict, which can be critical when faced with competing demands for water, especially among users with different economic interests underlying their water consumption (e.g., oil and gas industry, agriculture, municipalities, environment, etc.).

Visual Aids

Integral to the presentation of our findings and conclusions is the in-house development of innovative maps, schematics, graphics, videos, and web-based tools to support the needs of the project and client. We help our clients excel through the production of exemplificative and intuitive visual tools.


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Cydzik, Kristina, P.E., LEED AP   Senior Consultant   kcydzik@engsys.com