And they're leaders in finding lasting solutions and pursuing new opportunities.Compass's presence in communities has been growing in recent years as municipal planners and leaders grapple with rapid growth, aging infrastructure and growing public expectations for urban sustainability. Much of our current practice involves working with municipal utilities - energy, water and wastewater utilities - to identify and evaluate new service and technology options, develop progressive rate structures, and select strategies for owning and operating new facilities or businesses. In recent years, we have developed expertise in the design, feasibility assessment and implementation of district energy systems and eco-districts. But we're always looking for new ways to help communities develop more robust and sustainable infrastructure.
Compass was among the early pioneers of community energy planning. As climate challenges grow, we continue to play a role in helping communities develop energy and emission reduction plans, as well as climate change adaptation plans. We also work with communities on water management challenges. We've brought innovative analytical and stakeholder-based decision methods to the evaluation of drinking water supply and demand management options, aquifer management plans, watershed management plans, and water allocation and use plans.