Karl J. Dreher joins Brown and Caldwell as a Vice President of Water Resources

April 30, 2007
Brown and Caldwell announced today that Karl J. Dreher has joined the company as a vice president in its water resources practice. The former director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources, Dreher has been in the industry for more than 30 years, providing leadership and assistance in water supply, water rights, intergovernmental and interstate negotiations, and organizational management. Based in BC's Denver office, he is responsible for developing and managing water resources...

WALNUT CREEK, CA, April 27, 2007 -- Brown and Caldwell announced today that Karl J. Dreher has joined the company as a vice president in its water resources practice.

The former director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources, Dreher has been in the industry for more than 30 years, providing leadership and assistance in water supply, water rights, intergovernmental and interstate negotiations, and organizational management. Based in BC's Denver office, he is responsible for developing and managing water resources projects throughout the West.

"Karl has been involved with water resources issues and projects worldwide and has consulted public and private organizations alike on developing sustainable water resources," said Cindy Paulson, Brown and Caldwell's National Water Resources Practice leader. "He's known for listening to client needs and working with clients to meet challenges�and having him on board is a major advantage for our clients nationwide."

Dreher recently completed a third four-year term as the director of the IDWR, responsible for all aspects of the department's services, including issuing final decisions on all contested water right matters. His past experience also includes stints as engineering manager for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, consultant for Stone & Webster Engineering, head of the analytical design group with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and design engineer at Denver Water. Dreher also chaired the Western States Water Council, an adjunct of the Western Governors Association, from 2002 to 2004.

Established in 1947, Brown and Caldwell is a multi-disciplined environmental engineering and consulting firm. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., and employs more than 1,500 people in 45 offices nationwide. Engineering News-Record ranks Brown and Caldwell 48th among the nation's top 500 engineering firms, 36th among the Top 200 environmental firms, 21st largest in the Water Supply market and 8th largest in the Sewer/Waste market.

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