Adaptive Resources, Inc. (ARI) was founded in 2011 by Heath Kuntz, following thirteen years of work in the water resources consulting industry serving various clients throughout Colorado and Nebraska.
In early 2012, Heath’s brother, Thad Kuntz, joined the company as a Principal Hydrogeologist, bringing nine years of experience working as a hydrogeologist in both the private and public sectors to ARI, as well as being a licensed Professional Geologist in Wyoming and Nebraska.
During this time, he has worked on a wide variety of hydrogeological studies, groundwater models, and related analyses in a number of western states, primarily focused on Colorado and Nebraska.
For many years, Thad has been the project manager and groundwater modeler for the regional Decision Support System (DSS) called the Western Water Use Management Modeling in the central and southern Nebraska Panhandle.
ARI has since grown with the addition of Project Hydrogeologist Joseph Reedy, Project Hydrologists, Staff Hydrogeologists, a GIS department headed by Zane Engelbert, and other office support staff. ARI is a Colorado Corporation with offices in Fort Morgan,
Colorado and Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Since its inception, ARI has been steadily growing to include new clients and exciting projects.
ARI provides water resources planning, development, and management featuring technical excellence in all phases for clients throughout Colorado and Nebraska.
Since 2011, ARI has been providing strategic solutions for:
- Water Resources Management
- Groundwater Model Building and Calibration
- Hydrologic Modeling
- Water Rights Accounting
- Water Supply Planning
- Water Rights Transfers and Evaluations
- Surface Water Modeling
- Streamflow Analysis
- Consumptive Use Analyses
- Land Use Planning
- Augmentation Plans
- Remote Sensing and GIS
- Groundwater Rights
- Well Permitting and Design
- Aquifer Characterization
- Groundwater Supply Planning
- Analytical and Numerical Aquifer Modeling Analysis
- Litigation Support