Population growth, climate change, industrial development and aging water assets have put pressure on conventional bulk water supply and wastewater technologies and infrastructure. WSP is able to help our clients find the right solutions to their water related challenges through innovative planning and design, deep knowledge of national and local regulatory environments, and a unique understanding of the alternative sources, management tools and reuse technologies available.



Water management has become a great concern to water users across all sectors. With increased demand and a decline in available water resources, local agencies have been prioritising efficient water resource management and seeking solutions to reduce demand and optimise supply.

WSP takes a holistic and sustainable approach to management and efficient use of natural resources. We support governments, investors, developers, manufacturers, utilities, and corporations worldwide by identifying and mitigating risks, meeting regulatory requirements, reducing the cost of the resource and creating strategies for sustainable future growth and development.

Managing Water Resources for the Future

Our team of engineers and environmental scientists are passionate about water. We know this crucial resource must be managed carefully as we face climate change and sustainability challenges.

Bringing our international scale, experience and technical knowledge to the table when we work with our clients ensures we can provide locally relevant solutions to their water challenges.

Complete Services for Any Water Project

Our experts specialise in water management across the entire hydrological cycle, providing a complete perspective to enable efficient and effective design and strategy. We identify issues in the all stages of a project to optimise usage, spatial and master planning, to maximise water value, minimise costs, and deliver sustainable long-term solutions for our clients. Our water resource specialist services include:

  • Water and Salt Balances
  • Water Harvesting and Reuse Planning
  • Water Supply 
  • Water Conservation and Water Demand Management (WCWD)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Strategy/Plans
  • Water Stewardship

Preserving Water Assets, Infrastructure and Supply

WSP works with authorities, utilities, and industry to preserve, manage, and improve water assets, infrastructure and supply. Our water quality advisory services include the design of mitigation and restoration solutions, and continuous monitoring programmes.

We also assess the health and status of wetlands and freshwater ecosystems and devise innovative wetland management techniques, as well as designing water infrastructure and treatment plants from renewables to traditional sources.

Innovative Tools to Increase Efficiency

The scarcity and cost of water has made it a critical business issue. WSP has developed innovative end-to-end water footprinting and measurement tools to visually display water profiles, thus highlighting the water-intense areas of a business, particularly when drawing water from regions where it is scarce. Our efficiency programmes focus on areas where it can make the biggest material impact.

Efficiency programmes 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 and processes. 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 organisations and their associated supply chains.

Technical Services for Water

WSP addresses water challenges through advanced technologies and expertise, with our team of highly skilled technical experts lead 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 specialised 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.