In a world where flooding is on the rise, we need to seek viable and long-term solutions for communities at risk.

The unchecked power of water can be devastating for the communities it affects and with incidents of extreme flooding increasing across the UK and the impacts of climate change an ever-present concern, flood risk management has never been more important. At Waterman, we have a multi-disciplined and highly skilled team of hydrologists and engineers with extensive, hands-on experience in flood risk and surface water management. Our focus is on providing practical, cost-effective solutions that also minimise the impact on the local environment. We understand flooding is always a critical issue for the people who live in the areas which are vulnerable, and our mission is to find modern, technical answers to the problem.

Planning ahead
Not all flooding can be prevented, but with good planning, an integrated approach, and informed management, damage can be kept to a minimum. The impacts and sources of flooding, be it from rivers, coastal areas, overland flows, groundwater, drainage system or infrastructure failure, are important planning considerations in the areas most at risk. Our team of engineers and hydrologists simulate flooding events with the use of hydraulic models and ground modelling, including breach and blocked culvert analysis, so they can assess the likely impact of flooding. This helps to determine what levels of flood protection are needed in a specific area.

Experience where it counts
Waterman teams are experienced at all levels of flood risk assessment, prevention design, and infrastructure protection. Our approach is to provide sustainable, long-term solutions and expert advice, covering all aspects of individual flood management projects. We work in close liaison with the design teams to protect communities from the effects of flooding, including minimising the risk to infrastructure, drinking water and other resources. As well as our practical expertise in flood risk management, we also have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of existing UK and EU flooding legislation. We have provided advice and effective long-term solutions on flooding issues for a wide range of clients, both in the private and public sector, throughout the UK.

Related Projects

  • Ifield Mill Pond

    Waterman was appointed by Crawley Borough Council to develop the improvements to Ifield Mill Pond, and manage the Early Contractor Involvement stage of the Scheme leading onto the Planning and Construction stage.

  • Crawley Borough Council Frameworks

    Following on from previous successful frameworks, Waterman was awarded three partnering contracts for Civil Engineering Services and Flood Alleviation and Drainage Services and Structural Engineering.

  • Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)

    Waterman were appointed as consultants by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Distribution Major Projects (North) (DMPN) to undertake a Flood Resilience study.

  • Herbert Road

    Land at Herbert Road, Newport is allocated for residential purposes and Waterman carried out a detailed hydrological analysis of the River Usk and the extreme tidal flood risk using ISIS-TUFLOW modelling

  • Ram Brewery

    The Site is located at a disused brewery of 3.7 hectares, adjacent to the River Wandle in Wandsworth, London.

  • Dorset Green

    The project involves the proposed redevelopment of Dorset Green Technology Centre in Purbeck together with adjacent agricultural land.

  • Bradford Canal Corridor AAP

    Waterman were appointed by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC) as part of a multi-disciplinary team to prepare a Masterplan for the Canal Road Corridor Action Area Plan (AAP).

  • Red Kite House

    Red Kite House is a 30,000ft2 office building at Howbery Park, Wallingford and was designed to house the Environment Agency’s offices.

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