Today on World Water Day, WSP reflects on the importance of water in keeping our communities and future generations healthy. This year’s theme is ‘Nature for Water’, exploring nature-based solutions to address water challenges.

Ageing assets, population growth and climate variability are putting pressure on the availability and quality of water. WSP takes a holistic and sustainable approach to keep our communities healthy by harmonising grey infrastructure such as water and wastewater treatment plants as well as enhancing biodiversity through nature-based solutions including offsetting.


Our team is involved in delivering two of the largest wastewater treatment programs in the industry – Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance in Queensland and Lower South Creek Treatment Program in Sydney. In Australia, we have various projects that are replenishing trees to mitigate the removal of native vegetation across project work sites and improving the liveability of the surrounding areas. We are also investigating irrigation schemes across agricultural land as an alternative to building new grey infrastructure and designing new and upgrading wastewater plants to minimise energy consumption and energy recovery.


Dean Toomey, WSP’s Director of Water says, “We are delivering vital community infrastructure with minimum impact on the environment and challenging the status quo to achieve sustainable outcomes. By bringing our global expertise to local situations, we help to nurture the thriving local communities – in which we work, live and play.”


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