“I find my inspiration from interesting projects,” says senior environmental scientist Susan Morea. With about three and a half decades of water supply planning and water quality experience, Susan has worked on projects far and wide- from Kansas to Colombia.
Susan has been responsible for a broad range of federal, state, municipal and private sector projects at CDM Smith. As technical director for statewide water plans in several states, Sue oversees developing comprehensive and sustainable strategies to meet future water needs, all while protecting water quality and natural systems.
Her work on water planning projects and water quality studies throughout the U.S. has helped clients to assess risks, identify gaps between their available and future water resource needs and implement strategies to meet those needs.
One of Susan’s most notable projects, the South Platte River Restoration Program, which Sue has been involved with for over a decade, was honored with a 2016 Grand Award by the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers. This project involved a $20 million construction partnership effort with multiple stakeholders. Susan was instrumental in forging a partnership between the City and County of Denver, the Greenway Foundation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous collaborating agencies and public groups.