Two-thirds of the world's population could be experiencing water stress conditions by 2025, and in the United States estimates suggest that at least thirty-six states will face water shortages within the next five years. Water is a limiting resource affecting political, economic and security decisions.

An integral component of water resources management and sustainability is having the adequate tools to evaluate the effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on water resources. Groundwater and surface water must be managed together to provide a reliable supply. Hydrologic factors such as drought or sea level rise can affect available yield. McLane Environmental scientists and engineers are skilled in performing the analyses required to identify, evaluate, permit and manage water resources for any size well field project.