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STARR II  is a joint venture (JV) comprised of three proven leaders in DFIRM mapping, risk assessment, risk communication, and mitigation planning: Atkins, Stantec and Dewberry.


Under this alliance, STARR partners work as one in a common vision and purpose to reduce the loss of life and property caused by floods. STARR is helping FEMA and its partners create a flood-savvy nation, one community at a time. We accomplish this vision through leveraging ongoing partnerships and inspiring local action to mitigate flood risk.

Our core services include the following:

  • DFIRM Production and Adoption
  • Hazard Identification and Mapping
  • GIS and Database Applications
  • Outreach and Risk Communications
  • Watershed Management
  • Coastal Analysis, Protection, and Restoration
  • Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
  • Mitigation Planning and Funding
  • Disaster Response
  • Water Resources Engineering

Atkins, is a professional services firm based in Epsom, United Kingdom, positioned as one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultants. Providing technical expertise and resources to plan, design, and enable solutions to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects, Atkins employs over 17,700 staff across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America.

Stantec, a Canadian professional services company founded in 1954, provides planning, engineering, architecture, project management and other professional services through the US and abroad. With more than 150 offices and over 10,000 employees, Stantec is one of the leading firms in the design and engineering arena.

Dewberry, is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 40 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide.