Water

When you think of a building, a masterplan or a regeneration project, water resource management sits at the forefront of the design process as a key element.

However challenging the project or environment is, our water engineering specialists are skilled at finding innovative solutions to the most complex problems. Our fresh approach to flood mitigation, river and coastal engineering, water resources and waterfront developments have helped us engage with the client to bring their vision and aspirations to life. Sensitive and sustainable planning is fundamental to our approach.

Our specialist engineers provide the necessary expertise to deliver both high quality products whilst also supporting our wider design teams to innovate – fostering creativity and ensuring sound engineering.

Our links within the industry and academia ensure that we are at the forefront of our field in a rapidly developing industry.

Our skill sets and knowledge include the following:

  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Hydrological and Hydraulic Modelling 
  • Temporary & Permanent Flood Defence 
  • Coastal Structure design (breakwaters, harbours and beach management structures etc.) 
  • Marina Planning and Design 
  • Amenity coastal edge design 
  • Water Quality modelling 
  • Groundwater and hydrogeological modelling 
  • Water balance assessment 
  • Marine Environmental monitoring 
  • Sediment Transport Modelling 
  • 2D and 3D Hydrodynamic Modelling
  • River wall survey and remediation Historic structures restoration (lakes, canals, harbours, control structures etc)

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Project

13/06/2014

Working closely with architects SOM and our colleagues based in the UK, USA and China, our team prepared a detailed economic strategy to support a concept masterplan for the proposed JingJin New Economic City.

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Project

13/06/2014

Perched on the eastern edge of New York City, the Jamaica Bay parklands cover more than 10,000 acres of land surrounding one of the most bio-diverse urban estuaries on the Atlantic seaboard. Historically, sections of the parklands have been separately owned and managed by the federal National Park Service (NPS) and the city Department of Parks, with limited collaboration in land management and provision of services.

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Project

13/06/2014

Ad’Diriyah represents a series of stunning historic oasis settlements situated in Wadi Hanifah, itself an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. The site is both the location for the founding of modern Saudi Arabia as well as the birth of the Wahab school of Islam (the “Oneness Movement”).

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Project

13/06/2014

Dar Es Salaam faces some key social and economic challenges as one of the poorest countries in Africa, with growing inequality despite GDP growth of 5-6% per year. There is a growing backlog of urban infrastructure requirements and transportation relies primarily on privately provided mini-buses. Water and electricity household connections remain low and 80% of housing is ‘informal’. In the past, masterplans for the city have not been implemented due to a lack of coordinated planning and inadequate resources.

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Project

13/08/2013

The Money Hill Consortium engaged BuroHappold to assist in the design and preparation of outline and detailed planning applications for a development that will include 605 new homes, a medical health centre, primary school and...

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Jazan Industrial City

Project

13/08/2013

BuroHappold has been commissioned by the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the construction and operation of the proposed Jazan Industrial City.  The...

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Project

19/06/2013

Consideration of the efficiency of energy use at the city-scale can present budget constrained cities with a significant opportunity to respond to their energy needs without sacrificing their development priorities. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management and Assistance Programme recognised that for city authorities to successfully identify appropriate and feasible energy efficiency interventions, they need new and practical tools that inform the underpinning decision-making processes. Looking to catalyse more rapid understanding of city-scale energy use issues and appropriate responses, the World Bank commissioned BuroHappold to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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Project

15/11/2012

Jeddah is facing the challenge of sustainably managing its growth for the coming 20 years. During this period, the city will be required to create nearly 1.2 million new jobs and develop around 50,000 new homes per every year.

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Project

26/05/2011

The site of the Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City development is adjacent to the Arabian Gulf coastline, 85km south of Kuwait City. From two environmentally impoverished hyper saline creeks, an ecologically rich waterway city is growing....

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Project

05/05/2011

Wadi Hanifah is a 120km long, 4500km2 watershed that passes through the capital city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Located in the middle of the Najd Plateau it has been labelled the most significant natural feature in the region.

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