River and coastal management
We are continually in demand worldwide for projects involving coastal and river management and the enhancement of the environment. Efficient solutions for such issues require an appreciation that every project is unique. Our knowledge and experience acquired globally is applied at local level.
Sound, integrated river basin management requires an appropriate institutional and legislative system. In the process of developing management plans, a parallel exercise is frequently the assessment of existing and required institutional structure. An important aspect of this is transfer of knowledge and training. We have the experience and expertise in aspects such as training, planning, legislation and economics to carry out this work and have undertaken commissions in this regard in numerous countries worldwide. The services cover both planning as well as operational stages. Flood protection
The spearhead of the current water policy is the prevention of flooding, regional flooding and water shortage in a sustainable way. It has been agreed in the National Water Management Agreement (NBW) that water managers will have the water system in order both qualitatively and quantitatively by 2015. We can play an important role in this in the light of our recent work on flooding and standardization studies for various water boards. Dikes & weirs
We provide practical solutions to the most challenging of problems, whether that is finding a way to protect communities from flood or devising methods to maximise the precious water resource for the competing and often conflicting needs along the river. Our key areas of expertise include flood warnings, hydrological analysis, flood forecasting, flood routing, water resources, water level management, storm analysis, hydrometry and water demand management. Dams & reservoirs
Our specialist services in this area include flood risk mapping, flood risk assessment, flood event reporting, asset inspections, flood analysis and operational support. The use of computer models and detailed design which is matched by professional planning and management lead to effective solutions that are sensitive to local issues. Read more about Multi-purpose dams.
Coastal zone management
The ultimate objective of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is to minimise long term conflicts in coastal and marine areas between man and nature by creating conditions for long term sustainable development. We have expertise in all phases of ICZM, whether the problem is analysis, the planning and capacity building or the implementation of the results. Coastal engineering
We adopt a whole life approach to flood risk management which recognises the importance of the reliable operational processes in achieving effective reduction in flood risk. As market leaders in the provision of services in this field, our expertise spans the flood management lifecycle, from the assessment and mapping of flood risks, through to the development and delivery of appropriate management measures and appropriate plans to ensure the optimisation of the resulting flood management systems and associated infrastructure through their life. Our history of successful application of best practice approaches to our clients' challenges is supported by our active involvement in R&D and policy development.