Population growth, climate change, industrial development and aging water assets impact the availability of this essential resource, and put pressure on conventional water and wastewater technologies and infrastructure.



At WSP, we believe that development of a cost-effective and sustainable source of clean, safe water is of fundamental importance to the well-being of all communities. Using sustainable, efficient technology solutions, our global team of engineers and specialists works closely with clients to deliver optimal solutions tailored to their needs.

We help our clients find the right solutions to their challenges through innovative planning and design, deep knowledge of national and local regulatory environments, and a unique understanding of the alternative delivery mechanisms available in today’s tough economic climate.

Water management has become a great concern to municipalities. With population growth and a decline in water resources, local agencies have been prioritizing efficient water resource management and seeking sustainable solutions to reduce consumption and loss.

WSP takes a holistic and sustainable approach to managing and minimizing the use of natural resources.

WSP supports governments, investors, developers, manufacturers, utilities, and corporations worldwide by mitigating risks, meeting regulatory requirements, reducing the cost of resource use and disposal, and creating strategies for a sustainable future. 

We offer a first-class integrated and strategic approach to industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment systems on both greenfield and brownfield sites, with complete advisory services for developing water conveyance systems, dams and retaining structures, and more

Complete Services for Any Water Project

Our experts consider water implications across the entire development cycle, providing a complete perspective to enable efficient and effective designs. We identify issues in the early stages to optimize usage, spatial and master planning; maximize land value; minimize project costs; and deliver sustainable long-term solutions for communities.

Our specialists in asset management, desalination, hydraulic and hydrological modelling, infrastructure planning and management, intake and outfall pipelines, mine water management, water management for oil and gas, and maritime engineering can also support your project. 

Preserving Water Assets, Infrastructure, and Supply

WSP works with authorities, utilities, and developers to preserve, manage and improve water assets, water and wastewater infrastructure, and  water supply and distribution. Our advisory services include water quality and pollution, the design of risk mitigation and restoration solutions, and continuous monitoring programs.

We also assess the health and status of wetlands and water-based ecosystems and devise innovative wetland management techniques, as well as designing water infrastructure and treatment plants. From renewables to traditional sources, we support hydropower facilities, offshore wind farms, and associated harbour engineering and water desalination plants. 

Innovative Tools to Increase Efficiency

Due to scarcity and cost, water has become a critical business issue. WSP has developed innovative end-to-end water footprinting and measurement techniques to visually display water profiles that highlight the water-intense areas of a business, of particular value for regions where water is scarce. Our efficiency programs focus on areas with the biggest material impact.

Efficiency programs for buildings may include rainwater harvesting, improved storm water management, groundwater resource replenishment, and holistic water re-use. We assess water use in the design, manufacturing, distribution and consumption of products. Our green product design experts and online tools help reduce water use across product life cycles. We can also measure and implement efficiencies across entire organizations and associated supply chains. 

Technical Services for Water

WSP addresses water challenges through advanced technologies and expertise, with our team of highly skilled technical experts leading the way in technological innovation and project delivery.

From field investigations to numerical modelling and simulation, we give clients the flexibility to incorporate our expertise at virtually any phase of a water management project.

Whether selecting from our specialized services to fill technical gaps or using our fundamental services throughout an integrated project, our team of professionals provide our clients with unparalleled experience and technological proficiency. 

Our field and interpretation tools are engineered to capture high-resolution data in diverse subsurface environments, providing reliable information to support critical decisions. We utilize optimal technologies for delivering reliable and cost-effective results, including:

  • GIS and data management

  • Aquifer characterization, using advanced borehole geophysics

  • Groundwater monitoring

  • Geologic modelling

  • Analysis and simulation – data to optimize water management

  • Systems integration – data migration from legacy systems