Our flood risk and drainage team are passionate about solutions which deliver multiple benefits for people, nature and the built environment. We work with public and private sector clients, supporting their planning needs through the preparation of Flood Risk Assessments and Drainage Strategies for housing and infrastructure developments, ensuring legislative compliance at various stages of the planning process.
We can prepare business cases to support feasibility studies for flood risk management schemes, including hydraulic modelling to evaluate the impact of proposed developments and catchment management practices. Our professionals also have experience in Natural Flood Management, an approach recommended by the Environment Agency where traditional hard engineered defences are not feasible or reach the end of their lifespan. For instance, restoring natural features and processes in modified watercourses to slow down the flow of water or store flood water in wetlands.