ARCADIS, the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced it has hired Stuart Appelbaum, an expert in water resources planning and ecosystem restoration.
Appelbaum will work out of the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla. office where he will support the firm’s clients in water resources planning, river basin studies, urban watershed management, as well as in projects and studies related to stormwater, floodplain and drought management, coastal protection and ecosystem restoration.
Appelbaum comes to ARCADIS from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he spent more than 35 years in water resources planning, ecosystem restoration and program management. A recognized expert in planning and implementing large-scale ecosystem restoration projects, he successfully led the Corps’ $13 billion Everglades restoration program, one of the world’s largest ecosystem restoration projects. He was also involved in similar efforts along the Louisiana coast, the Puget Sound and the Missouri River.
“Stu’s demonstrated experience in interagency and interdisciplinary collaboration, public outreach and policy development combined with his technical expertise in ecosystem restoration and water resources are a powerful addition to the capabilities we can offer clients,” according to ARCADIS U.S. operations director, Rudy Guichard. “His restoration expertise helps fulfill our mission of balancing the built and natural worlds for our clients and our communities.”
Appelbaum holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York and a master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering from George Washington University.
Press Release, September 24, 2012