Water management

Expertise in effective management of water resources

Responsible water management for a sustainable future

We're recognised for our expertise in planning and overseeing complex and sensitive water and environmental projects, our skills have been utilised by a wide range of clients. We're leaders in integrating environmental and commercial considerations, we deploy our understanding of the policy context, our technical and practical expertise and our ability to understand the requirements of clients, stakeholders and regulators to deliver creative, innovative and sustainable solutions.

In a world of increasing risk from water scarcity, pollution, flooding and drought, our clients receive robust, holistic and resilient water solutions thanks to our consultancy’s technical expertise and practical experience across all aspects of sustainable water and environmental management.

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Our water management capabilities

If your site is required to meet the demanding water regulations, be it for discharges to river or sewer, your water supply or site drainage, then Ricardo experts can support you in understanding your obligations and helping you to achieve compliance and implement best practice.

Ricardo is the market leader in developing and implementing the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to water management. Our team has extensive experience in developing and applying both CaBA and Ecosystem Services concepts in environmental policy appraisal. Our work for Defra, the Environment Agency and Natural England has contributed significantly to the practical development and application of the Ecosystems Services approach and its integration into existing environmental assessment frameworks. We regularly work with water companies on the integration of CaBA and the Ecosystems Services approach into their strategic business plans

Ricardo has a wealth of water and environmental knowledge, expertise, technical skills and extensive capability, enabling us to provide industry-leading services. Ricardo specialises in developing and implementing policy and is a trusted adviser on water resources and drought management, irrigation modernisation, catchment management, hydrological modelling and water management. This includes helping our clients to engage successfully with stakeholders, governments, donor agencies and regulators.

Ricardo provides an internationally recognised level of expertise in hydroecology and water management, including the provision of advice for the European Commission, government, regulators, utilities and private sector. We deliver a range of hydroecological services, from strategic thinking at the catchment and coastal cell scale, through to detailed site-specific analysis using our specialist hydrologists, geomorphologists, water quality specialists, terrestrial and aquatic ecologists, environmental economists and GIS specialists.

Ricardo can support you with industry leading advice and expertise on flood management and legislation, enabling you to benefit from an efficient and robust submission of planning applications. Our specialists provide flood-risk advice services across all environments at risk and, through our extensive experience, we offer unique insights into many aspects of flood risk. 

From large-scale river and lake surveys to smaller-scale corporate water systems. Our experienced team of experts can provide detailed assessments of water quality, including chemical, biological, physical, and hydrological monitoring, as well as modelling of water quality impacts. We also provide a range of services to help you manage water quality, such as risk assessment, regulatory compliance, and best management practices. Our team is experienced in providing technical support to ensure that your water quality objectives are achieved.

Ricardo’s ecology team regularly works closely with developers, utility companies and government agencies to provide ecological advice in support of strategic plans, planning applications, consent from statutory bodies, post-planning site works, permitted development construction and wildlife conservation projects.

We can help you future-proof your organisation and provide security against increasing resource costs, water security risks and legislation changes. As well as providing protection against these risks, we can help you realise cost savings, develop and maintain a competitive advantage through efficiency improvements, and improve your corporate reputation.

Our knowledge of implementing water efficient practices and technologies on behalf of our clients is unrivalled and is delivering benefits for our clients around the world.

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Ricardo deliver a range of assurance and testing services across a variety of platforms and industries.

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Ricardo supports utilities, mining, resources, healthcare and the public sector to develop, deliver and manage their projects and assets.

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World-leading environmental, energy and policy modelling to create a safe and sustainable world.

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We work with businesses to maximise benefit and avoid risks on their sustainability journey.

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Ricardo provides impartial evidence and analysis underpinning environmental policymaking throughout the policy life cycle.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy services enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy offering enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo offers world-class technical consulting services to enable our customers to get the most from their products and services in the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors.

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We can support your organisation with scientifically robust and high quality approaches to energy transition to deliver you value across a wide range of areas.

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Experts in delivering innovative system engineering and integration solutions towards a safe and sustainable future.

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Liz Baker

Managing Consultant

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Rupert Kruger

Water Practice Director

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Jenny Mant

Head of Water

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