Water resources management

The sustainable management of our water resources is an increasingly important challenge for subcontinents, countries and communities. With the future reliability of water resources at stake, it is essential to understand the complex issues underpinning the planning, development and implementation of water resources for the sustainable benefit of communities, industry, agriculture and the environment.

Aurecon’s experience in water resources management spans several decades. We appreciate the need for innovative, integrated, multi-disciplinary solutions to address water resources management and our services encompass all project phases, from conception through to implementation and operation.

Increased water demand from communities and industry, coupled with growing uncertainty in supply due to projected climate change impacts, presents a significant challenge to our clients’ business operations. Aurecon’s water professionals possess a deep understanding of the water cycle and offer a complete range of engineering and scientific services to help clients optimise the sustainable management of their water resources in an integrated manner and in the face of mounting uncertainty.

Our highly experienced engineers and scientists provide support and skills to water authorities, government, local councils, and other organisations with water resource assets to plan, design, construct or manage, in widely varying geographies, economic development needs and scales.  We strive to combine innovative thinking with constructive project delivery models to deliver cost-effective solutions to our clients.  

Some key areas of water resource planning for which Aurecon provides specialist services include: 

  • Catchment, allocation and drought modelling
  • Environmental flow requirements for rivers and estuaries
  • Flood management and hazard assessment
  • Groundwater and aquifer management
  • Hydraulic analysis and design
  • International and trans-boundary river systems management
  • Irrigation systems planning, design and optimisation
  • Management of mining and industrial water
  • Monitoring and information management
  • Policy development assistance
  • Stormwater and urban drainage
  • Strategy, planning and management
  • Sustainability assessments and advice
  • Water resource infrastructure feasibility studies and development planning
  • Water demand and loss management measures
  • Water quality modelling and assessments
  • Water re-use, recycling and conservation management plans
  • Water use evaluation, allocation and optimisation
  • Water supply for developing communities
  • Waterways and catchment management.