Environmental Services

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Our environmental services aim to facilitate sustainable management of water to ultimately reduce impacts on the environment from the development and construction industries whilst achieving acceptable social and economic outcomes. We provide leading technical services in the fields of stormwater treatment, hydraulic modelling, localised flood analysis and Integrated Water Management (IWM). In combination with our civil expertise we are able to extend our services throughout all phases of development from feasibility and design to construction supervision, project management and contract administration.

Our key environmental services are described below:

Stormwater management – Stormwater management is necessary to mitigate impacts from development on the health of downstream waterways and also to control adverse drainage impacts to upstream, downstream or adjoining properties. Our stormwater management services include:

-      Feasibility and design
–     Water quality and catchment management
–      Water sensitive urban design
–      Natural channel design
–      Stormwater flow management including hydraulic modelling
–      Management of water runoff quality and quantity from construction industries

Integrated Water Management (IWM) – An IWM strategy incorporates all facets of the water cycle including water supply, wastewater management and stormwater management. Westera Partners understands the importance of managing the total water cycle and can provide site specific strategies to reduce demand on limited water supplies whilst protecting downstream waterways. Our services in the IWM field include:

-       Stormwater management and treatment
–       Water harvesting
–       Rainwater storage and reuse
–       Wastewater and water demand impact reporting
–       Water supply network analysis
–       Water balance modelling
–       Multi-criteria analysis, risk assessment and life cycle costing

Overland flow flood analysis and hydraulic modelling- Westera Partners provides flood reporting on various scales from single residential lots to river stream analysis and hydraulic structures design. Often the purpose of flood reporting is to determine building floor levels and to identify any impacts to upstream, downstream or adjoining properties from potential developments. We pride ourselves on accuracy of reporting and apply great emphasise on developing cost effective solutions to flood affected developments. Our flood related services include:

-       One-dimensional river hydraulics modelling
–       Overland flow flood studies
–       Major hydraulic structures design including large culverts
–       Risk assessment

Risk assessment – Risk assessment is a necessary tool which can be applied when developing master plans for large scale development and also when identifying project concepts for smaller scale developments. Westera Partners’ combined expertise in the civil and environmental fields enables detailed master planning of large scale developments in relation to water supply, wastewater network, stormwater management, and civil infrastructure including roads. Risk assessment is often teamed with multi-criteria analysis to identify options able to best meet the desired triple bottom line.