Kamau Sadiki, Federal hydropower policy expert, joins Dawson

Dawson & Associates is proud to announce that Kamau Sadiki, whose extensive knowledge of federal hydropower policy and operations stems from 38 years in the Army Corps of Engineers, has joined our firm as a Senior Advisor. Kamau’s career with the Corps of Engineers includes more than a decade as National Hydropower Business Line Manager at Corps Headquarters...

Welcome Rick Stevens, former Deputy Commander in the Army Corps of Engineers

At Dawson & Associates, our team is our greatest attribute and the primary reason for our clients’ success. Today, we’re honored to announce that Maj. Gen. (ret) Rick Stevens, former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Dawson & Associates as Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development...

Our friend William Gianelli: A deserving tribute

We just received word that a longtime member of our team has received a wonderful tribute to his life’s work. On October 8th at the University Club at the University of California (Berkeley), Bill Gianelli was elected to the University’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni for his work in civil and environmental engineering...

Federal permitting after Harvey & Irma

Widespread economic devastation in Florida and Houston from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have put major attention on the Federal permit process. Federal permitting is governed by multiple laws (the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act) and without changes to these, there is a limit to how much latitude Federal officials have in issuing permits for major development projects...

Understanding Federal emergency flood response

Hurricane Irma’s devastation along Florida’s Gulf Coast and the ongoing flooding problems in Houston have put an unprecedented strain on Federal emergency response. The burden is particularly heavy on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For the third time this week, our colleague Gen...