Living Waters
Converting Degraded Streams and Lakes Into Community Assets  

About Us

Living Waters Consultants is an award-winning team of Consulting Engineers, Fluvial Geomorphologists, and Aquatic Ecologists. We provide environmentally sound, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to convert degraded streams, lakes and wetlands into community assets. Clients include federal, state, and municipal government agencies, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, and private organizations. Our Mission is to enable our clients to meet their goals. Our Vision is to inspire our clients and those they influence to enjoy the rewards of good environmental stewardship.

To assist with project implementation, we have helped our clients to acquire over $6.5M in grant funding for restoration projects.  Experience includes stream restoration implementation for 60 projects on 16 miles of stream and river channel.  Restoration planning and evaluation has occurred for an additional 24 miles of stream channel.  Numerous lake, wetland, and stormwater BMP projects have been implemented. 

We strive to identify successful patterns and processes from natural creation that could be appropriate for a project area.  When then implement those patterns in degraded areas on a cost effective basis.  We work well in a team environment.

Engineering, Geomorphic, and Ecological Services include Stream Restoration, Water Resources Engineering, Watershed Planning, Lake Management / Consulting, Wetland Consulting, Wastewater Reuse Engineering, Fish and Wildlife Surveys, and Grant Funding Acquisition. Team members include Eco-Hydrologists, Civil Engineers, Ecologists, Wetland Scientists, Fluvial Geomorphologists, Limnologists, Wastewater Engineers, GIS & CADD Technicians, and Landscape Architects.

Awards and honors include American Public Works Association (APWA) - Project of the Year, APWA - Technical Innovation Award, ACEC Merit Award - Engineering Excellence, ACEC Merit Award - Water Resources, IAPD/ - Outstanding Conservation and Sustainability Award, IAFSM - Stormwater Management Award, IECA - Environmental Achievement Award, Governor's Hometown Award - Sustainability and Beautification, National Visionary Award - Top 5 Team Finalist, Lake County SMC - Stormwater Community of the Year (client award), U.S. EPA & Chicago Wilderness - Conservation and Native Landscaping Awards (5), and ASLA - Illinois Chapter Honor Award.

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