Services

Ricardo Energy & Environment’s water consultancy offers the full range of water services and can provide you with a complete solution to your organisation's challenges as well as identifying economic opportunities.

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Water Resource Management

Increasing demand for water combined with the effects of climate change is increasing the scarcity of water as a resource. Our expert technical consultants can help your organisation better manage its water resources and put strategies in place to improve your resource security. Read more...

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Water Demand Management

With the world population continuing to rise, changes in lifestyle and the impacts of climate change becoming more apparent, water supplies will become more scarce in places and difficult to manage. A combination of improved management strategies, technological solutions, and behaviour change is required to bring demand in line with changeable supply. Read more...

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Water and Climate Adaptation

A growing area of our work focuses on climate change adaptation strategy, including flood-risk estimates, impacts of drought (subsidence, water conflict, social impacts) and impacts on pollution control systems. To assess business resilience options for our clients, we also assess the risks of water restrictions in the supply chain, and how to respond to water scarcity and security of supply issues. This has included individual company assessments and analysis of climate risk preparedness for international cities. Read more...

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Catchment Management

Catchment management is an integrated approach to managing the water environment. It looks at activities across a catchment as a whole rather than considering different aspects independently of one another. Read more... 

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Flood Risk and Urban Water Management

Flooding can damage homes and businesses, result in expensive insurance pay-outs, cause stress and even cost lives. Our specialist consultants can help you prepare for and manage your flood risk protecting your property, business or region  Read more...

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Corporate Water Risk and Security

The global economy is dependent on goods and services being available in the right place at the right time to feed supply and meet demand. Water is a key component used in the generation of goods and services; for example, as part of the product itself, for cooling, or sustaining the workforce. Risk to business through increased demand for raw materials due to a growing global population, and lifestyle changes is only exacerbated by changes to precipitation patterns and extreme weather events brought about by climate change. These weather events can have disastrous effects locally, and will undoubtedly also affect organisations globally through supply chain interruptions. Read more...

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Water Sensitive Urban Design

Ricardo Energy & Environment can help clients deliver Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) for more integrated water management to deliver a range of ecosystem services. Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is a new concept integrating sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), sustainable buildings and water efficiency, and climate change adaptation to create more liveable cities. Read more...

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Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Food and energy production are inextricably linked to, and dependent on, the availability and access to water resources. Ricardo Energy & Environment helps clients overcome the challenges posed by growing demand and shrinking availability of natural resources and implement unconventional ways to produce and deliver water to fields, powerplants, industries and cities. Read more...  

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Support for Flood & Coastal Resilience Partnership Funding

Ricardo Energy & Environment possesses detailed technical knowledge of appraisal methods and requirements that can support Local Flood Authorities applications for treasury funding. Read more...

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Hydraulic fracturing – addressing the key water quality and water resource issues

The development of shale-gas resources using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is one of the highest profile issues facing policy makers and regulators. Ricardo Energy & Environment provides clients with expert knowledge on state-of-the-art water treatment and re-use practices for flowback and produced water, and understands how good practice from North America can be successfully applied in developing new unconventional oil and gas resources around the world. Read more...

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Improving Water Quality

Water quality standards ensure that our society has access to healthy water for drinking, bathing, recreational and other uses. A robust process of monitoring, enforcement, appraisal, investment and evaluation is required to ensure water quality standards are met. We work with public sector and business to support them in their water quality management needs. Read more...

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Support for cities

Cities and urban areas are responsible for an ever-increasing share of the world’s population and economic activity. Building sustainability into the heart of cities’ infrastructure, economies and policies will ensure their long-term security and vitality in a globally interconnected world. Read more...