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Blue Gold workers in field Community plans how to prevent erosion in Malawi shire river basin

Water resources management

Water is essential for sustainable socio-economic development and for the maintenance of healthy ecosystems anywhere in the world. Proper management of this resource is critical to growth, poverty reduction and equity in any nation.

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Barrage upgrade in Pakistan In Pakistan, we helped ensure 2.6M people were protected against flooding

Growing populations, higher socioeconomic demands and the impact of climate change are increasing the competition for water between food production, domestic use and industrial consumption.

We have over 80 years’ experience working with governments and agencies worldwide to help them respond to water resource management challenges across four key areas.

Resources planning

In many countries, available water resources are inadequately managed – this is compounded by the effects of climate change, population increase and higher socioeconomic standards. We apply our skills in both technical water resources planning, and institutional development and capacity building to ensure water is provided safely, sustainably and equitably.

Infrastructure

Without water infrastructure, socioeconomic development isn’t possible. We have designed, constructed, rehabilitated and modernised irrigation and drainage schemes, flood defences, coastal and river protection works, dams and hydropower facilities in over 70 countries.

Governance

Water governance is a complex process, which involves analysing and reforming the networks of organisations responsible for managing a country’s water resources and services. We support our clients to make critical decisions about who has access to water and how.

Regional development

Lasting solutions to the world’s water problems will only be achieved when countries adopt integrated and regional approaches to water management, food security and economic development. We provide training and support so that countries can take ownership of their water resource planning, water infrastructure and water governance.

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