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Dörte Köster

Ph.D., P.Biol., R.P.Bio.

Technical Specialist, Limnology

Dörte has over 25 years of experience in aquatic science, with a focus on monitoring, assessing, and managing surface water quality. She is an expert in assessing effluent discharges and in studying and managing lake algal blooms. Dörte has served as a senior advisor to government, utilities, and stewardship groups for water quality monitoring programs, advanced data analysis, technical reviews, stormwater quality, source water protection, and watershed management.

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Our clients hire us for our expertise. In a changing world, for me, this means continuous improvement of our technical capabilities, but also of how we apply it to meet our clients’ challenges. Associated’s support of technical career paths, along with a focus on client service, allows us to put our technical excellence to work in a meaningful manner.

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Working with others makes us better and happier! I get the most enjoyment and most learnings from working in teams, as our colleagues from diverse backgrounds and disciplines bring different perspectives to projects. Associated’s One Office culture builds strong networks and the right teams for a job; plus it is fun!

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Being active outside, good food and company make me happy. I enjoy skiing, running, walking, biking and camping with the family, dog, and friends, and traveling to my native Europe.

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