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.
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.