Water Demand Management

Increasing demand for water due to population growth and lifestyle changes is being exacerbated by changing precipitation patterns and extreme weather events. All of these factors raise challenges for future water availability and scarcity.

A combination of improved management strategies, technological solutions, and behavioural change is required to bring demand in to line with variable supply.

How can we help you?

Ricardo Energy & Environment works with a wide range of clients including policy makers, utility providers and private sector organisations to develop and deliver bespoke water demand management solutions.

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.

Our services include:

  • Water auditing – Understand how your organisation consumes water and identify measures to reduce your usage.
  • Staff training and behaviour change programmes – Adopt water efficient practices to reduce your consumption.
  • Business case development – Overcome barriers to investment in water efficiency.
  • Water efficiency implementation support – Develop effective proposals and robust tenders for your organisation.
  • Domestic water efficiency;
  • Developing a water mass balance, or water profiles to help build a picture of water use and identify areas of priority;
  • Water footprinting products or services.


You can see our latest project examples here.

Contact us

Please contact our Business Area Manager, Stuart Ballinger, or our Senior Consultant, Richard Malloy, to discuss how we can help you better manage your organisation’s water use to reduce demand. This will help future proof your organisation, allow you to benefit from real savings and improve the sustainability and reputation of your organisation.

Dr Stuart Ballinger

Tel: +44 (0) 1235 753253  
Email: Stuart.Ballinger@ricardo.com

Richard Malloy

Tel: +44 (0)1235 75 3183 
Email: Richard.Malloy@ricardo.com

Tel: +44 (0)1235 75 3183
Email: Richard.Malloy@ricardo.com