Our mission is to provide clients with science-based consulting services in climate change adaptation and hydrology, water quality, and coastal road infrastructure.
MEET THE TEAM
Jayne F. Knott, Ph.D. and Andrew M. Knott work individually or in partnership with colleagues and other small businesses to service the needs of our clients in a professional and timely manner.
Jayne F. Knott has a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, a M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and a B.A. degree in physics and geology from Mount Holyoke College. Dr. Knott has over 30 years experience working in water resources planning and groundwater contamination assessment, mitigation, and remediation. She is an expert on the effects sea-level rise on coastal road infrastructure and has published research on the impacts of projected temperature increases and sea-level-rise induced groundwater rise on pavement life. She has also developed a step-wise and flexible framework for designing and maintaining climate-ready coastal roads. Dr. Knott's CV can be viewed here.
Dr. Knott is currently a research associate at the University of Massachusetts - Boston, School for the Environment researching the effects of climate change on groundwater systems in the greater Boston area with implications for drinking water supplies, natural resources, and coastal infrastructure. She recently has worked with a team of academics, community planners, and state and municipal decision makers on a groundwater model to assess the impacts of sea-level-rise-induced groundwater rise and saltwater intrusion on drinking water supplies and contamination from on-site septic systems in a Durham in New Hampshire. Dr. Knott is currently working with scientists, engineers, and planners on a NOAA Effects of Sea Level Rise Transportation project in New Hampshire and Alabama. She frequently collaborates with researchers from the Northeast Region in the Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet) and globally with ICNet Global.
Dr. Knott is also actively working as a hydrogeology expert evaluating contaminated groundwater at coal sites under the Federal CCR Rule in all regions of the United States. She is also using groundwater modeling to identify historical pathways of PFAS transport in groundwater from multiple contamination sources to drinking water wells.
She volunteered her services as the Northeast Chapter review editor of the 4th National Climate Assessment and was a subject matter expert with the Resilient Dialogues Project. She is currently involved with New Hampshire's Coastal Adaptation Work Group (NH CAW), TownGreen in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and the American Society of Adaptation Professionals demonstrating her commitment to communities and businesses in adapting to a changing climate.
JAYNE'S OTHER EXPERIENCE
- Worked as a hydrogeologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and for environmental consulting firms before becoming an independent environmental consultant. Dr. Knott has over 30 years experience working with groundwater and surface-water resources at inland sites and along the coast.
- Evaluated contaminated sites and prepared expert reports for expert witness testimony in litigation cases, including estimating the timing of chemical releases, contaminant fate and transport, the effectiveness of remedial activities, and the identification of damages.
- Experienced groundwater flow and transport modeler using MODFLOW, MT3D, and SEAWAT
- Experienced in the development, permitting, and construction of public water supply systems
- Experienced in using downscaled climate model output to inform and assist communities and businesses adapt to a changing climate
Andrew M. Knott
Andrew Knott is a seasoned entrepreneur with an extensive background driving business growth in the manufacturing industry. Andrew has over 40 years experience leading multi-faceted companies including startups, developing new products, and growing businesses.
Andrew is a "change agent" in several diverse markets. He developed markets for AQUAMESH, the world's leading solution for constructing lobster, crab, and fish traps and cages and trays used in aquaculture; WIREWALL, a high security fence system used to protect valuable and sensitive assets; and GEOMESH, a welded wire gabion system used to build sustainable retaining walls and erosion control systems.
Throughout his career, Andrew managed diverse supply chains, marketing and business development teams, operations, finance, while balancing profit and loss responsibility. Andrew studied economics at Boston University and graduated from the Harvard Business School Owner President Management program (OPM-24) in 1996.
Andrew brings the following knowledge and skills to our clients: excellent team and community building skills, good business and economic principals, and imagination. His entrepreneurial style and lean manufacturing knowledge keeps us grounded in practical solutions that maximize benefits to the client, both now and into the future.
The Hydropredictions Offer
We help policymakers, business leaders, and consultants make the right decisions in an uncertain future
in a Changing Climate
Water management is changing as our climate changes and past water management practices are no longer effective. We work with communities to improve stormwater management and to maximize groundwater resources.
Groundwater & Surface Water Modeling
We work with our clients to construct scientifically-based simulations of future hydrologic conditions and to evaluate possible solutions. These simulations are used in the design and maintenance of infrastructure, water supplies, and the protection of natural resources.
predictions & solutions
With more frequent flooding, sea level rise, and groundwater-level increases, water quality degradation is projected to accelerate. We work with communities to protect drinking water quality and natural resources.