Water management has become a great concern to municipalities over the years. With population growth and the decline in water resources, local agencies have been prioritizing efficient water resources management and seeking solutions to reduce consumption and loss.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff takes a holistic and sustainable approach to managing and minimizing natural resource use. We support governments, investors, developers, manufacturers, utilities and corporations worldwide, by mitigating risks, meeting regulatory requirements, reducing costs of resource use and disposal and creating strategies for a sustainable future.
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. Our expertise spans:
- Water demand modelling
- Water quality appraisals and impact assessments to aid planning applications
- Wastewater treatment strategies
- Flood risk assessments
- Drainage strategies and sustainable drainage systems
- Surface water management plans
- Contaminated groundwater remediation
We aim to identify issues in the early stages to optimize usage, spatial and master planning, to maximize land value, minimize project costs and deliver sustainable long-term solutions for communities. Our water resources and ports, marine and coastal engineering specialists can also support your project.
PRESERVING WATER ASSETS, INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUPPLY
We work with authorities, utilities and developers to preserve, manage and improve water assets, infrastructure and supply. Our advice spans water quality and pollution, the design of mitigation and restoration solutions and continuous monitoring programs. We assess the health and status of wetlands and water-based ecosystems and devise innovative wetland management techniques. We also design water infrastructure and plants. From renewables to traditional sources, we support hydropower facilities, offshore wind farms and associated harbour engineering and water desalination plants.
INNOVATIVE TOOLS TO UNDERSTAND WATER USE AND INCREASE EFFICIENCY
The scarcity and cost of water has made it a critical business issue. We have developed innovative end-to-end water footprinting and measurement techniques to visually display a water profile. This highlights the water-intense areas of a business, particularly the ones drawing water from regions where it is scarce. Our efficiency programs focus on the areas that will make a 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. We have green product design experts and online tools to reduce water use across the product life cycle. We can also measure and implement efficiencies across entire organizations and their associated supply chains.