Water Projects

Simply put, water sustains all life, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to water projects.

The Water sector is a key client for FiveRivers and we have been supporting water companies with nature based solutions to fulfil their statutory obligations as part of their operations.  

 Our service provision includes: 

  • Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) 
  • Outline and detailed design of river restoration and wetland schemes 
  • Aquatic ecology surveys and reporting for HRA and drought permits 
  • Terrestrial ecology support during construction under license 
  • Hydrometry and telemetry 
  • Water quality monitoring  
  • Constructed wetlands 
  • Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) 
  • Ecological Mitigation e.g. compensatory habitat 
  • Construction of River restoration and Fish passage schemes 
  • Erosion protection of assets 

Our water clients face issues with pollution, urbanisation, natural process, historic mismanagement and climate change as they operate in an ever changing landscape that requires them to maintain our Natural Capital.

We monitor, design and construct projects in the water environment and have done for the last 25yrs. We pride ourselves on our ability to be a one stop shop for your project and to share our passion for the water environment with you.

Our areas of expertise are wide-ranging — from aquatic ecology surveys to inform HRA assessments of large scale development projects and drought mitigation, to the construction of Kilometre long naturalised fish passes on the UK’s largest river systems. We always keep our clients’ needs in mind, work closely with them and challenge them to make sure that the solution is the best available within the means available. Whether we’re designing low flow improvements for WINEP schemes, figuring out how to ensure the tightest of biosecurity measures to enable European eel capture and release from reservoirs, or constructing a river restoration scheme to improve instream habitat diversity, our solutions always consider nature based solutions first rather than an alternative, are constructible and allow for flexibility and adaptability in any situation.

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Water Services

We’re able to work with you ahead of the project launch, offering expert advice on design processes, buildability, consenting and budget construction costs to help reduce risk on your scheme.

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We provide our clients with the information they need for a range of environmental assessments, permit monitoring and compliance schemes, or to evaluate the performance of a habitat management or restoration scheme.

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We’re proud to provide full fish passage creation service, including design, installation and monitoring. 

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FiveRivers are specialists in ecological mitigation services, ranging from habitat creation and translocation right through to species translocation.

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