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Planning and Designing

for Resilient and Green Infrastructure

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For example, Lynker Intel has been providing water supply planning and modeling expertise for over 20 years to municipal, state, and federal clients. We provide customized modeling solutions, which allow our clients to plan for changes in future water demand and climate change impacts. Lynker’s in-house water allocation model, CRAM, helps our clients evaluate the needs of their water supply system by performing reservoir sizing evaluations, firm yield analysis, evaluation of new water rights, and capital improvement project planning. By coupling water supply planning models with optimization algorithms, we are able to provide our clients with new intelligence to make their system operations more resilient.

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New infrastructure assets should be prioritized, planned, designed, built and operated to account for the climate changes that may occur over their lifetimes. Existing infrastructure may need to be retrofitted, or managed differently, given climate change. Additional infrastructure, such as river defenses, mangroves, sea walls, and beaches and reefs, will need to be constructed to address the physical impacts of climate change and enhanced fluvial and coastal hazards. This additional infrastructure will include natural infrastructure, such as wetlands and nature-based river designs, as well as traditional infrastructure, such as hard defenses and other engineered solutions.

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Lynker Intel uses our climate and physically based risk assessment modeling and experience to help clients design climate-resilient infrastructure that has the potential to improve the reliability of service provision, increase asset life and protect asset returns. Building climate resilience can involve a package of structural measures such as raising the height of bridges to account for sea-level rise or using natural infrastructure such as protecting or enhancing natural drainage systems, and management measures such as changing maintenance schedules and including adaptive management to account for uncertainty in the future.

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Natural Hazards and Risk Assessment

Lynker Intel is a global provider of risk and safety solutions related to natural hazards, with a broad range of services across. Our scientists, engineers, and economists have decades of experience performing risk and damage assessments for the insurance market and planning communities at town, city, and national scales.

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Hydrologic Modeling and Forecasting

Lynker Intel has expert hydrologists with strong expertise in field work, data analysis, research, modeling, forecasting, and developing actionable data products across all water environments. We work with a holistic approach to solve water-related issues by considering the combined effect of weather, climate, water and human management.

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Geospatial Analytics

Business and government leaders face unprecedented risk from natural hazards, climate change, population growth, geopolitical shifts, and security threats. Lynker Intel can help you by building customized spatial intelligence to visualize risk on “smart” maps, find patterns and trends in big data, and communicate seamlessly during risk mitigation and response.

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Environmental Modeling

Lynker Intel has deep experience working with multi-disciplinary and stakeholder teams to develop ecological restoration solutions for fluvial, coastal, and wetland environments. We work with clients to restore damaged habitats that provide important ecological functions and contribute to improved ecosystem health benefiting humans and wildlife alike.

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Climate Change and Population Growth

With decades of deep experience in natural hazards analyses and risk assessment, Lynker Intel partners with private and public organizations to operationalize climate change impact analytics, projections of population growth and subsequent increases in vulnerable assets, as well as other changes influencing hazard and risk exposure, in order to make better business and adaptation decisions for the future impacts of hazards. Decisions that must be made now.