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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Chris Phanartzis, PE

Chris Phanartzis, PE, has over 50 years’ of analysis, planning and design experience. During the last 42 years, he has been actively involved in the planning, design and construction stages of the San Francisco Clean Water Program dealing with the implementation of the City’s Master Plan for water pollution control. During these years, Mr. Phanartzis has accumulated considerable expertise and knowledge of sewage and stormwater collection, conveyance and treatment infrastructure and related operations. In addition, Mr. Phanartzis has conducted physical model studies of the circulation, mixing, inflow and outflow structures of water storage reservoirs in San Francisco.  

Since 1975, Mr. Phanartzis has performed water and wastewater modeling and conceptual design services for many private development companies, and public agencies, including several divisions of the City and County of San Francisco; the Department of Public Works, the Public Utilities Commission, Airport Commission, Planning Department, and Redevelopment Agency.

From 1967 to 1975, Mr. Phanartzis headed the surface hydrology program for the island of Cyprus, as a hydrologist in the Department of Water Development. He was responsible for the design and operation of hydrologic data collection networks, hydraulic design of conduits and spillways, and sizing of reservoir storage. He conducted flood studies and developed reservoir operation policies as part of the Cyprus Water Planning Project.  



M.S. Water Resources Eng., University of ArizonaB.S. Hydrology, University of Arizona

American Society of Civil Eng.


P.E. Civil Engineering, CA

Reg. No. C 33438




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