Peter Cada

Peter Cada

Environmental Scientist, GIS Manager, Tetra Tech

MEM '07

Mr. Cada is an environmental scientist with over 10 years of experience in the areas of environmental and water resources analysis, watershed planning and restoration, urban stormwater and agricultural runoff management, and watershed and water quality modeling. Mr. Cada received a Certificate in Geospatial Analysis from the Nicholas School of the Environment, providing advanced skills in the use of GIS software packages to support a variety of water resource projects. He is also experienced with database construction and management and statistical analyses.

Since joining Tetra Tech, he has served as GIS lead for numerous projects managing a variety of large and complex datasets, geospatial analyses, and GIS-based figure production. Because of this, Mr. Cada has become the designated lead GIS applications person for the Tetra Tech Water Resources Group. He has performed complex technical and GIS analyses to help develop the EnviroAtlas, a collection of tools and resources that provides geospatial data, maps, research, and analysis on the relationships between nature, people, health, and the economy, managed by EPA ORD, GIS support for numerous watershed models and management plans; technical, GIS and field analyses of potential stream and wetland restoration project sites; field validation for water quality modeling; and pollutant load evaluation for land use planning. He also has experience training groups in the use of ESRI ArcGIS software.

Mr. Cada has recently been called upon to come back and teach the GIS for Water Resources graduate level course at Duke University for the Spring 2014 semester. He is also certified as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) by GISCI.

"The Nicholas School had the right balance of structure and freedom to allow me to gain marketable skillsets but with the ability to pursue other venues while studying for my MEM. I believe you get what you want out of the MEM program; the more you want, the more you can get."

Program Area

concentration: WAR