Flood resilience projects must integrate into the fabric of our communities and functionally integrate into the dynamic environments of our clients’ assets. We deliver solutions that mitigate flood risk, achieve stakeholder buy-in, integrate operations and maintenance considerations, and successfully navigate complex regulatory requirements to increase flood preparedness.
We leverage the full breadth of our talent to deliver all stages of the project cycle: from planners, landscape architects, and economists to modelers, engineers, and construction managers taking projects through planning, studies/ investigations, schematic/full engineering design, through construction. WSP invests in the development of dedicated innovative solutions that support the delivery of our services.
We optimize biodiversity and landscape strategies with flood mitigation strategies, leveraging nature-based processes to optimize designs.
When we work to protect communities from flooding, there is an opportunity to look at it through a broader lens of how we can work with nature. We can adapt and modify traditional solutions by replacing hard infrastructure with green infrastructure that offers ecological and societal co-benefits and helps combat flooding, erosion, extreme temperatures, and restores biodiversity.
Key areas of expertise include:
- Modeling and mapping of fluvial, pluvial, tidal, coastal and overland flow
- Storm sewer network analysis and design
- Meteorological, metocean, and flood prediction services
- Instrumentation and data management
- Climate scenario modeling and climate change adaptation planning
- Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP), Integrated urban drainage (IUD) and sustainable drainage (SuDS) evaluations
- Hydrological and hydraulic analysis
- Flood risk/flood consequence assessments
- Watershed/ catchment management consulting
- Flood control/protection facilities and infrastructure engineering (natural, non-structural, and structural solutions)
- Cloudburst management, master planning of new developments to integrate flood risk within landscapes, amenity and green infrastructure
- Communication and stakeholder engagement including visualization of flood risk
- Regulatory policy, guidance documents, and effectiveness monitoring