Firm Background

Hydroconsult Engineers, Inc. (HCE) HCE is a San Francisco-based, woman-owned, civil engineering firm that specializes in water resources planning and design and water quality engineering. HCE has been providing expert services in the planning, analysis and conceptual design of water and wastewater conveyance, stormwater, sewage and combined flow, pumping, storage, and treatment facilities since 1975. 

HCE assists clients with permitting, regulatory compliance and environmental review and has operated a hydraulics lab where physical models of complex hydraulic structures, reservoirs and large pump stations are built and tested; and is highly skilled in the development of custom hydraulic and hydrologic computer models tailored for individual systems.  

HCE is certified by the City and County of San Francisco, Human Rights Commission as a Woman-Owned, Local Business Enterprise (WBE/LBE) in the categories: Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Impact Reports and Environmental Advisory Services (Vendor # 51733, Certification #CMD101913755). HCE is certified by the State of California, Department of Transportation, California Unified Certification Program as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Work Category C8720, Civil Engineering.

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Beth Goldstein

Beth Goldstein, PE, LEED AP, QSP/QSD,  has 22 years of experience in water supply and wastewater planning, program management, stormwater management and Low Impact Development, with expertise in conceptual design and engineering evaluations of water and wastewater facilities and operations.  She has extensive hydrologic and hydraulic modeling skills, including experience with Infoworks, EPA SWMM and XP-SWMM, and DHI MOUSE dynamic models. 

Ms. Goldstein has been a principal of Hydroconsult Engineers since 2001.  Experience includes numerous water supply planning studies on behalf of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), and flood control analyses on behalf of the San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFDPW).   She participated in both the SFPUC’s Water Supply Improvement Program and its’ Sewer System Master Plan. 

Over the course of her career, Ms. Goldstein has been involved in the planning and engineering of several large new and redevelopment projects in San Francisco including Mission Bay, Hunters Points Shipyard, Candlestick Park, and Parkmerced.  She helped prepare several key reference documents for stormwater management/low impact design including the Stormwater Design Guidelines for the SFPUC and the Port of San Francisco and for the Better Streets Plan; a joint effort of the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority, SFDPW, SFPUC and the San Francisco Planning Department.



M.S. Water Resources Engineering, 

University of California, Berkeley

American Society of Civil Engineers

Green Building Certification Institute

Water Environment Federation

American Water Works Association


PE  Civil Engineering, CA (Reg. No. C 6247)


Modeling Software


  • SynerGEE Water

  • Hydraflow

  • Infoworks CS

  • Infoworks ICM/ICMLive