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Environment & Water

Environment & Water

As an internationally-recognised environmental and water management specialist, RPS delivers innovative and practical solutions through superior technical, scientific, environmental and regulatory advice and services.


We have earned our reputation for delivering quality environmental and water management services for a range of sectors and project types. Our geographic spread, breadth of experience and quality service means RPS is a leading choice within Australia.

We draw on the skills of our diverse range of experts to deliver services in the areas of environmental impact assessment, planning and approvals, marine and terrestrial ecology, water and soil sciences, and environmental risk assessments.

RPS Environment & Water at a glance:

Respected reputation in scientific and engineering communities

Strong government connections

Focus on commercially sound and practical solutions

Multidisciplinary team of technical specialists

In-house spatial and GIS team

25-offices nationally + global network.

RPS helps clients plan for and manage environmental issues. We have a team of environment and water management specialists that works across a broad range of clients and projects, many in multi-disciplinary, alliance or client teams.

Our experience and expertise covers all phases of the project cycle, from conception through planning, approvals and design to delivery and operations.

Because our team members come from a wide range of backgrounds, including major private sector organisations and state and local governments, we are well placed to understand and appreciate the needs and objectives of our clients.

Key Contacts

Rob Salisbury

Rob Salisbury   |   Executive General Manager – Environment & Water  |   Send Email

Rob is one of RPS’ most senior and experienced staff and a valued member of the Executive General Management team. He brings to his role a deep understanding of infrastructure planning and delivery and a hands-on perspective of our alliance contracts.

A project leader, Rob has some 20 years’ of experience on communications, transport, water, wastewater, industrial, energy and other infrastructure projects. He has worked with clients during all phases of the project lifecycle, including project feasibility, planning, design, approvals, construction and operations.

In the environment space, Rob has broad-ranging experience in managing the preparation of strategic planning studies, environmental assessments and environmental management systems (EMS) for large and complex programs and projects, both in Australia and overseas. His leadership in environmental management was highlighted by his delivering the EMS for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games – the first Summer Olympic Games with an EMS certified against ISO 14001.

In communications, Rob has lead community and stakeholder communication teams for infrastructure programs and projects that have required close management of the relationship between project teams and community members.

For construction, Rob has been the environmental manager for a range of programs and projects, delivered under design and construct, relationship and alliance contracts. He has held alliance leadership team (ALT) and alliance management team (AMT) roles on Sydney Water, City of Sydney and Energy Australia alliances.

In his role as Executive General Manager – Environment & Water, Rob leads a large team of environment and water specialist consultants working across Australia and Asia Pacific.