Water Efficiency

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Water availability is severely tested in periods of drought. Add to this the pressures of population growth, increased demand, depleted river systems, environmental flow requirements and falling groundwater tables - water efficiency then becomes essential.

Effective management of water resources is imperative given their global scarcity.

We’ll work with you to address all aspects of water loss reduction and water system efficiency improvements. Water loss reduction from potable water distribution systems and demand reduction is a proven area of water conservation.

By partnering with water utilities and municipal authorities, we’re able to seamlessly implement water loss management initiatives with social, financial and environmental objectives as priority.

We also offer this service to help rural and industrial sectors to reduce water loss and save operating costs.

Services

  • Water auditing and modelling – to understand your network, areas of concern and upgrades, in conjunction with developing integrated asset management plans and sustainable urban water solutions
  • Detecting and managing leaks – using our capability in detection and control strategies, latest detection equipment and total life cycle solutions to help reduce capital and operational expenditure and efficiently manage existing water resources
  • Optimising aging infrastructure – to understand when to upgrade and to create a sustainable capital programme that causes least disruption to customers
  • Managing revenue and non-revenue water data – to understand how the network reacts to pressure and leakage and reduce disruption to customers
  • Providing optimal water meter sizing, selection, specification and installation to ensure value for money
  • Analysing unauthorised consumption – to improve calibration of models plus allow the utility to recover lost profit
  • Performing economic analysis of apparent losses – to enable justification of capital expenditure using NPV and payback periods
  • Undertaking demand management – to achieve greater water use and treatment plant efficiency, which may help delay capital expenditure
  • Providing water meter calibration and lifecycle analysis and testing procedures
  • Contract delivery
  • Developing policies and procedures to for water management
  • Organisational training and strengthening so that your staff can undertake these projects in the future as part of their on-going learning

For further information, contact:

Colin Forsyth
T: +44 788 055 5136
E: Colin Forsyth

 

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Colin Forsyth

Colin Forsyth

Colin brings broad potable water, stormwater and wastewater capabilities and has more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of civil engineering projects, including senior project management roles in multidisciplinary design and construction monitoring teams.

Colin is building GHD’s water business in the UK. He was previously based in Christchurch in New Zealand responsible for leading GHD’s response to help the city rebuild potable, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure after the earthquakes.

In the immediate aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake, Colin managed the wastewater recovery on behalf of City Care Contractors Ltd and Christchurch City Council, reporting to the New Zealand Governments and Council’s Civil Defence Recovery Group.

Service Group Manager, Water Services - United Kingdom
T: +44 788 055 5136
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