How we Work

Give us a call and ask us about your project. If it sounds like a good fit, we will schedule a site visit. We always start by working on the land. Village Ecosystems works on many types of water projects, that typically fall into two categories: Natural Resource Management for watershed protection, including hydrology, roads, and restoration; and Sustainable Water Systems that integrate into the infrastructure of humans, including rainwater catchment, water recycling, drainage, landscaping, and development.

We address the permitting needs of these projects, including building permits, Fish and Wildlife and Water Board, Water Rights, Army Corp – whatever you need!

If you choose to hire us to do an initial field visit, then we will meet with you on-site and discuss the elements of your project and the feasibility of such work. If we are designing something for you, we may propose an initial exploratory phase in which we propose various design options.

If your project is more complicated, then we help assemble a team to design and implement the various portions of the project. Given our understanding of the regulatory system, the physics of building systems, and the environmental value, we give as realistic an estimate as we can with regard to the possible range of cost, scope, feasibility, and any other important concerns.

Our Priorities

Village Ecosystems is a company built with higher goals in mind, such as social and environmental equity. We do this by attempting to solve some of the issues around water use, ecological integrity, and integrative systems of water, energy, and nutrients (nitrogen, and phosphorous). 

Anna Birkás founded Village Ecosystems to provide essential services for water design and construction, especially as it relates to energy, nutrients, and ecosystems. Each project requires a different team — experts in the various fields the project requires. Team Leader Birkás brings together a team of professionals, each with their own specialization. Together we offer the best in water design for a sustainable future.