Blue Green Infrastructure

A nature-based solution to enhance sustainability outcomes in the built environment.
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Collaborate with GHD technical consultants and discover how our adaptable strategy for infrastructure development can be tailored to meet your specific requirements and to contribute to your ESG goals.
Collaborate with GHD technical consultants and discover how our adaptable strategy for infrastructure development can be tailored to meet your specific requirements and to contribute to your ESG goals.

Leading the way in developing adaptable infrastructure solutions

Empower communities to overcome rapid urbanisation, climate-change related issues and socio-economic complexities with sustainable alternatives. Blue Green Infrastructure (BGI) reshapes stormwater management, coastal flood defense and ecological systems improvement. By integrating water management, land-use planning and climate resilience, this multi-disciplinary approach delivers sustainable solutions to enhance environmental outcomes and community well-being.

Blue Green Infrastructure

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Recognise opportunities to manage water, reduce climate risks and provide lasting environmental and social benefit.

Minimise the footprint of projects by considering physical, environmental, carbon, and social impacts, through integrated infrastructure and urban design approaches.

Eco-friendly residential infrastructure

Design systems that align with, support, and enhance natural processes by naturalising constructed assets.

Assess the impacts of infrastructure projects and thereafter minimise and mitigate adverse outcomes to enable infrastructure to be delivered in balance with environmental systems and enhance community resilience.

Why Blue Green Infrastructure?

Implement BGI solutions to address the impacts of climate change and other challenges such as air and water pollution, biodiversity loss, and societal impacts, including public health, food security, and economic recovery. Our approach evaluates the potential impacts of infrastructure projects to mitigate risk, balance ecological systems, and bolster community resilience. By harnessing nature-based, engineered, or hybrid assets, we deliver adaptable and scalable results, applicable from small areas to entire cities. Leveraging our extensive experience and broad network of experts, our methodology identifies end-to-end, cost-effective solutions so that our work not only complements our client's needs but also aims to fortify community resilience in the face of climate change.

Key Benefits

  • Enhances climate resilience
  • Improves air and water quality
  • Increases urban green space and supports increased biodiversity
  • Offers opportunities to improve physical and mental community well-being

Approach highlights

Water permeable pavement in a city
GHD’s Blue Green Infrastructure approach is aligned with our Future of Water vision to deliver positive water outcomes that respect nature and nurture communities.

Opting for nature-based solutions, can enhance our built environment, our communities, and fosters a sustainable environment that is greener and more resilient, contributing to the well-being of future generations.

Planning and design
We offer a comprehensive suite of planning, design and advisory services, including economics, climate and environmental science, asset management, social impact and stakeholder engagement. Our services seamlessly combine to empower the decision-making process, supporting our clients to identify and prioritise solutions that address both current and future requirements. Our people deliver nature-based solutions worldwide, providing us with a deep understanding of the unique requirements in the regions in which we operate.

Asset management
We provide operation, maintenance and monitoring support to determine how your assets are performing and when repair or replacement of Blue Green Infrastructure is necessary. Allow us to support you in managing Blue Green Infrastructure once it has been implemented in your communities. We understand the nuances of effectively operating and maintaining Blue Green Infrastructure assets, and our team of specialists has the expertise to collaborate and optimise the processes, costs and delivery timelines for these activities.
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