We offer bespoke review, assessment and evaluation services at a range of levels, from refining concept or draft design proposals to more thorough assessments of conditions and resultant detailed design development. No two hydropower schemes are alike, and we approach each project on a site-specific basis.
Our team will consider the possible impacts of and to the scheme regarding the river environment and propose various mitigation alternatives if appropriate. Our geomorphic and ecological expertise enables us to identify impacts to aquatic resources (particularly fish and fisheries) and suggest cost-efficient approaches to minimise these. In particular, we focus on the interaction of sediment transport process and hydropower, including the design of innovative sediment management plans, such as re-designing or retrofitting existing impoundment structures, but also upper catchment land use management plans to reduce excessive rates of sediment supply that often impact hydropower schemes.