Water Resources

Competing demands for available water resources and climate change uncertainties means the provision of water security and flood resilience is an ever-increasing challenge.

Advisian’s hydrology and hydrogeology consultants have the expertise needed to help clients make accurate, reliable and informed water resources management decisions that provide long-term water security to projects and communities, as well as a greater resilience to flood risk and uncertainties. Our service offering is underpinned by expert knowledge in engineering sciences, water valuation, risk management, stakeholder consultation and integrated technical solutions. 

Our water resource management specialists are supported by a multidisciplinary team comprising civil engineers and designers, structural engineers, railway engineers, hydrogeologists, geologists, geotechnical engineers, environmental scientists, process engineers, water treatment and chemical engineers, project managers, risk managers and safety specialists.

Our breadth of experience solving complex water resource management problems for clients around the world allows us to provide an integrated service that ranges from initial desktop studies, through to detailed design services and project management of water resource investigations.


Our services include:

  • Rainfall-runoff modelling, 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling
  • River diversions
  • Drainage design in urban and industrial environments
  • Highway, rail, airfield and pipeline drainage designs
  • Environmental hydrology and surface water impacts assessments
  • Hydrology and hydraulic analysis and design for bridges, culverts, spillways, embankments and channels
  • Urban, mine and port flood management and planning
  • Flood studies and flood mapping
  • Real-time and predictive flood forecasting system design (see www.waterride.net)
  • Detailed design of flood protection measures
  • Flood risk assessments and mitigation planning
  • Surface water master planning and management
  • Water balance modelling
  • Dam break analysis
  • Mine closure studies


Our services include:

  • Groundwater investigation design and implementation
  • Hydro-geophysical programmes for groundwater exploration
  • Groundwater resource assessments
  • Contractor engagement, management and supervision
  • Borefield design, installation and optimisation
  • Dewatering system design
  • Managed aquifer recharge
  • Water balance modelling
  • Contaminated sites investigations
  • Mine closure studies
  • Groundwater flow and solute transport modelling
  • Geochemical analysis and modelling
  • Surface-groundwater interactions
  • Groundwater monitoring design and implementation
  • Hydrogeological compliance reporting
  • Environmental and groundwater impacts assessments
  • Groundwater dependent ecosystem assessment and management