Achieving and maintaining a sustainable balance between demand and use is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. As one of the world's foremost water sector consultants, we advise private and public sector clients on every aspect of the water cycle from resource assessment, through water supply, to collection, treatment, disposal and re-use of water.
Flow Monitoring and Surveys
As well as the physical monitoring and reporting of water and wastewater infrastructure our computational fluid dynamics capability provides a sophisticated, state-of-the-art technique for detailed and accurate assessment of fluid flow. It provides a cost-effective method for testing and improving designs without the need for physical modelling. CFD has been applied to a range of applications including diffuser design and near field plume modelling, chlorine contact tanks and service reservoirs, CSO design, and channel and tank design.
The purchase, treatment and disposal of water and waste are paramount to the everyday function of the industrial sector. However, this can be a costly process as there are many hidden costs associated with water usage.
We offer services and solutions to enable clients to recognise and minimise the total cost of water usage to their business. We add value by improving processes and reducing costs.
Hyder Consulting is able to offer its full range of water sector skills to meet the particular needs of industrial users such as on site water process management, design and construct solutions, and procurement, operations and maintenance advice.
In addition to investigation services, we assist water sector clients to develop policies and strategies for reducing network leakage. Use of specialist software models enables us to develop the most economic technique for leakage control, involving measures such as setting up pilot areas and assisting in the creation of new metered areas.
Thanks to our collective and individual experience as a former part of a water utility, we are well placed to provide organisational and operational support within the sector.
This support can take the form of technical assistance through projects such as strategic reviews and tariff studies, institutional strengthening, asset management planning and project and programme management. We have worked with organisations throughout the world in these capacities.
Hyder Consulting undertakes a wide variety of modelling projects associated with sewerage and drainage design, water network analysis, process design, and the investigation of river, estuarine and coastal environment processes.
Network Analysis and Rehabilitation
Our wealth of experience in network modelling, combined with our in-house system for prioritising investment in mains systems, has been used extensively for identification, justification and design of mains rehabilitation schemes. Within this area, we assist clients by managing and supervising flow measurement and meter calibration surveys, pipeline CCTV surveys and pipeline condition assessments to assist in the selection of the most appropriate pipeline renovation or replacement method.
Hyder Consulting assists in the cost effective treatment of issues relating to odour in water and waste treatment facilities. The service comprises surveys, evaluation and the design of odour prevention facilities using the most appropriate techniques of which we have wide experience.
We undertake all aspect of sea outfall and submarine pipeline engineering, offering a capability proven around the world. Services provided include:
- Hydrographic surveys
- Route selection studies
- Interpretation of water receiving standards
- Liaison with licensing authorities
- Option analysis, utilising in-house cost models, and risk assessment
- Evaluation of construction techniques, vessel capability and materials
- Pipeline stability analysis
- Design of submarine pipelines and diffusers
- Construction supervision, including diving inspection
Pipelines and Pumping Stations
From intake to distribution, Hyder Consulting offers the wide combination of skills needed to deliver effective projects. These take in factors relating to topography and geology, the environment, statutory requirements, and water pressure conditions.
Hyder Consulting has wide experience of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment processes, with the underlying aim of providing solutions that meet discharge criteria at minimum capital and operational cost. In-house and proprietary software models utilised include SPACA, Dispel and Hydromantis GPS-X.
Reservoirs and Dams
Covering new build, renovation and repair, Hyder Consulting offers a complete design service from optimisation of capacity, dimensions and type of structure, through to supervision of construction.
Sludge Treatment and Disposal
Hyder Consulting has assisted numerous organisations to develop sludge strategies as the potential for creating useful by-products from treated sludge has become apparent. Our experience of design includes typical treatment methods such as thickening, digestion and dewatering as well as processing plants incorporating sludge dryers and gasification plants.
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
Hyder Consulting offers expertise for the planning and design of SUDS facilities from end of pipe facilities such as wetlands/retention ponds, to source control systems such as infiltration trenches, swales and permeable pavements. We understand the need for an integrated approach to SUDS design, whereby issues of water quality and water quantity are considered together with amenity and habitat.
Our multi-disciplinary approach to water management covers all aspects of water resource assessment, development and protection and enables us to provide an integrated service from desk studies to complex groundwater modelling. This incorporates:
- Environmental surveys
- Source planning and design
- Drilling supervision
- Test pumping and interpretation
- Development of risk management strategies
Hyder Consulting assists clients to meet the tightening regulatory requirements around the world relating to water quality such as plumbsolvency, THM concentrations and cryptosporidium removal. Our expertise covers the full range of conventional and advanced water treatment processes, and includes both refurbishments and extensions to existing works and new works on Greenfield sites.
Our teams have experience of the various types of ancillary plant required in treatment works, such as chemical dosing for coagulation and pH adjustment, sludge and washwater treatment plants.