Water management systems – optimised design, engineered to last
The UK’s water sector largely comprises both naturally occurring bodies of water such as rivers, lakes and aquifers and man-made systems including land and pluvial drainage, surface water and flood management systems. The infrastructure required in order to manage and control water was essentially engineered and built for the climatic, environmental and social conditions that existed over a century ago and requires radical rethinking and redevelopment as we progress into the 21st century.
Demands for a lower carbon footprint for water are likely to migrate water infrastructure from one that is currently based on a centralised system to one that also integrates recycling with distributed storage and treatment systems at a local level. SDS is committed to designing and engineering solutions that reflect this progression towards integrated ‘smart networks’ and a more sustainable approach to urban water management.