Mike Alfieri Launches Academic Textbook on the Karst Systems of Florida

Mike Alfieri, P.G.’s, academic textbook, The Karst Systems of Florida: Understanding Karst in a Geologically Young Terrain, which he authored along with Dr. Sam Upchurch, P.G., Dr. Tom Scott, P.G., Dr. Beth Fratesi, and Dr. Tom Dobecki, P.G., was published by Springer International and officially released October 2018 in hardcopy and e-Book formats. Using the State of Florida as their laboratory, …

WRA Announces New Company Officers

Peter Hubbell and Mark Farrell, Principals of WRA, are proud to announce the promotion of Joe Cimino and Clint Cuffle to WRA Vice Presidents and Partners of the firm. Joe and Clint are both long time employees of WRA that have been key to the success of the now 18 year old company. Joe Cimino joined WRA in 1999, has …

The Importance of the Lower Floridan Aquifer in FL’s Water Future

With Florida becoming the third-most populated state, it has been said that groundwater, or more specifically the Floridan aquifer system (FAS), may be approaching a critical tipping point as a relatively cheap and accessible water supply. While that may be true for different zones of the FAS in certain areas of the state, if water managers and researchers are successful, …

WRA Promotional Video

WRA is honored to be a winner for the 2014 Brighthouse Small Business Awards. We are thrilled that part of our award included a promotional video. Please watch the video below.

Meet Our Newest Team Members

WRA is proud to be expanding, and added key members to our team. Meet our newest staff members: Bruce C. Wolny II, E.I. Project Engineer Mr. Wolny assists Senior Engineers and Hydrologists at WRA with a wide variety of tasks, including data analysis, site modeling, stormwater infrastructure evaluation, site design, and water supply planning. Bruce also has several years of project …

South Lake Regional Water Initiative

Water Resource Associates (WRA) was recently awarded the Alternative Water Supply Strategic Services project by the South Lake Regional Water Initiative (SLRWI).  The SLRWI is made up of South Lake County communities including Clermont; Groveland; Mascotte; Minneola; and Montverde; Lake County Government; and Lake Utility Services, Inc.  The SLRWI was created to foster a cooperative approach to solving the South …

Mall at University Town Center | Sarasota, FL

The new 880,000 square foot Mall at University Town Center opened its doors on Oct. 16th. The $315 million mall features more than 100 stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Dillards, with the goal of reaching 120 by Thanksgiving. WRA was the civil engineering firm responsible for the design and permitting of the mall, located at the corner of …

Estancia

After the successful design and permitting of Phase 1 of Estancia at Wiregrass, including 200 acres of 300 single family homes, and a 7-acre Amenity Center, WRA began engineering design for Standard Pacific Homes (StanPac) on the next 500 acres of Estancia. The project includes design and permitting for buildout of 840 additional homes covering over 500 acres, including all associated …

New Stores/Restaurants Added to UTC

It was announced this week that two more well known chains are adding their name to the University Town Center roster; Zales and Mandarin Express. Zales is looking to join Omega, Swarovski and Edward Benier, along with anchors Macy’s, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Apple. They just submitted an application to the Mall, and are waiting for complete confirmation. Mandarin Express …