Practice Areas

Environment & Natural Resources


Abt Associates is one of the premier providers of analytic support to key environmental agencies. Since 1979, we have contributed to improvements in water quality, cleaner air, safer drinking water, less hazardous chemical products, safer pesticide usage, and less risky dams and levees. We are also analyzing the impacts of, and strategies to mitigate and adapt to, climate change.

Our unbiased, state-of-the-art solutions help ensure that investments in environmental protection provide the greatest possible returns—and, as a result, save lives and restore ecosystems.

Our expanded research and analytic staff consists of economists, scientists, ecologists, engineers, programmers, environmental modelers, and public health professionals. Our clients include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Coast Guard, and Department of Energy, as well as other federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-profit organizations.

Abt also works across the globe. Our international environment and climate change projects are funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, foreign ministries, and select private sector clients.

Read more about how Abt is solving environmental challenges in a complex world.

Study: Are Electronics Recycling Standards Making A Difference?
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Counting Carbon, Visualizing Progress
CarbonCounts consolidates and simplifies reporting, verification and management of climate change and environmental initiatives.
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