Through providing extensive water services to varying clients across the globe, WSP has developed an understanding of the water needs of our clients. Just like many of our clients, the knowledge that we have gained as a global team means that innovation in one sector or in one geographical region can be shared across the globe.
Our team brings strategic advisory, engineering and scientific expertise to address your water stewardship needs including:
- Water treatment
- Water supply
- Groundwater quality
- Environmental permitting and licensing
- Environmental impact assessments
- Sustainability tools
- Hydrological and surface water assessments
- Flood risk assessments and management plans
- Climate change adaptation planning
- Ecosystem services
We provide a range of water quality services to our clients including site characterization through to monitoring, discharge permitting and remediation.
Groundwater and rainwater supplies can be developed to reduce water use on industrial sites, offering potential cost savings, environmental benefits and ensure future supply security. We work with our clients to develop economic water supplies and to optimize the use of existing supplies.
The impacts to groundwater are becoming increasingly important to understand and address. We offer a broad range of services covering field investigations, conceptual and numerical modelling, remediation, risk assessments and monitoring of groundwater.
Environmental Permitting and Licensing
Industrial and commercial activities have the potential to impact groundwater and surface water conditions and are therefore subject to licensing and permitting by the regulatory authorities. We have extensive experience in obtaining consent and ensuring compliance for a wide range of discharge and abstraction activities.
Environmental Impact Assessments
Groundwater can form a hindrance to engineering and construction, by causing flooding and instability of excavations. We specialize in the investigation, design and implementation of cost-effective dewatering and groundwater control measures.
GoldSET – Our Sustainability Tool
WSP provides an integrated approach to sustainable solutions for water stewardship. This includes the integration of basin and watershed, groundwater and surface water modelling within the sustainability framework. Our propriety sustainability modeling software GoldSET is used to assess and develop optimum water stewardship solutions from a sustainability perspective.
The GoldSET Wastewater Treatment module offers a structured approach for optimizing the planning, implementation, and operations of all components related to the water cycle including cost, regulatory risks, energy and greenhouse gas emissions, reuse opportunities, and social acceptability.
Hydrological and Surface Water Assessment
Hydrological and surface water assessments can be undertaken to provide baseline data for watercourses for discharge consent and also for design of onsite surface water management.
Flood Risk Assessment and Management Plans
Flood risk is an important environmental consideration for both proposed developments and existing sites of flood risk.
Climate Change Adaptation Planning
We conduct climate vulnerability risk assessments for existing operations to identify risks such as flooding as well as address corporate sustainability goals, insurance questions and develop adaptation plans.
We provide ecological studies to assess the potential impacts from development or abstraction / discharge of water on local aquatic environments for regulatory purposes.