Michael McMahon, ENV SP
Climate Change and Resiliency Lead
Whether providing forecast guidance for construction services, performing a risk analysis for wildfire for a power client, or developing a new schema to assist USACE with more efficient management of water supply and flood control, our atmospheric science group provides mission-critical information and assistance to all business groups and sectors within the company on a daily basis.
In addition to his role as practice leader for atmospheric sciences, Mike McMahon serves as the climate change lead, which has become a consideration on many of our projects.
Mike’s interest in science and the weather started at a very early age, and he now lives out his dream by sharing his expertise. His activities go way beyond staring into a green screen, like a typical meteorologist would. His current projects include providing guidance on extreme storm events and flooding for water, stormwater and wastewater management in Orange County, California, King County, Washington, Alameda County, California, and Sarasota, Florida. These projects are enabling our clients to better understand their current risks and design criteria needs, while providing an understanding of which future climate effects may impact their long-range planning efforts.
Mike and his team are also currently providing expert guidance for several Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dam relicensing projects, which include the analysis of site-specific probable maximum precipitation and probable maximum flood.