Steve Hatchett, PhD
Project Manager /
Sr. Principal Economist

Steve is a senior economist and project manager specializing in water resources and agriculture. He was senior principal economist and project manager in the Sacramento office of CH2M HILL for more than 20 years, from 1987-1998 and 2009-2018, and was principal and owner of Western Resource Economics from 1999 to 2009. Steve’s primary focus is on assisting clients with integrated analyses, in which economics is integrated with hydrologic and engineering analyses. He has more 30 years of experience in project evaluation, including financial analysis, rulemaking support, benefit-cost analysis, cost allocation, CEQA/NEPA support, and assessing regional economic impacts. He has assisted federal, state, and local agencies in implementing large water resource programs resulting from new laws, regulations, and court decisions.