About

Approaching its third decade, Natural Resources Consulting Engineers (NRCE) boasts a staff with over two centuries of combined expertise for clients in virtually every aspect of civil, water resource and environmental engineering. Within the United States, our experience spans 11 states and covers roughly 75% of water rights cases involving Native American tribes in the western U.S. Our clients include government agencies, water utilities, irrigation districts, judiciary systems, communities, tribal councils, attorneys, and engineering firms from civil, water, and environmental disciplines and specialties. Outside the U.S., NRCE’s experts have worked on four continents, most recently improving the water supply in Eritrea, East Africa.

NRCE is engaged in all levels of project development, management, and design, from preliminary data collection to construction management. All services are customized to meet client demands from appraisal-level feasibility studies to detailed engineering design reports, investigations, expert witness testimony, and project management oversight. NRCE has a successful history in working on high profile and complicated projects involving diverse regional and local interests. The staff includes highly reputable and credible water rights specialists with experience throughout the western United States. Likewise, the irrigation engineering staff is one of the largest and most experienced in the western United States, with projects involving practicably irrigable acreage studies, irrigation system design, conveyance system design, pipeline design, storage system design, crop suitability studies, evapotranspiration (ET) determination for crops, water conservation and management, irrigation on-farm efficiency analyses, and beneficial use estimates.

NRCE provides a full range of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) and Geographic Information System (GIS) services to produce professional plans, maps, and decision support information. NRCE’s software library contains both specially-developed and commercial computer modeling programs. Services are available for hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, hydrographic data collection, topographic surveying, geomorphic studies, analysis, engineering, and design and consulting services.

Recently, NRCE was awarded a contract as a small business prime contractor under the USAID funded Water and Development Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (WADI IDIQ). The main objectives of the IDIQ are to: Improve health outcomes through the provision of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); and Manage water in agriculture sustainably and more productively to enhance food security. Tasks under this contract will include providing worldwide, cross-cutting services in the water sector, including Data Collection and Management; Assessment and Analysis; Strategic Planning and Program Design; Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening; Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Program Support; and Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.

All domestic details of our official corporate overview are available here to download as a PDF file.

NRCE has zero tolerance for corruption or unethical behavior. NRCE has developed this Anti-Trafficking Compliance Plan (“Plan) in accordance with the U.S. Government’s policy regarding trafficking in persons by government contractors and award recipients, as outlined in FAR Subpart 22.17 and 52.222-50(h), and in USAID Standard Provision M20 for U.S. Nongovernmental Organizations. The Plan is available here to download as a PDF file.