Flood Risk

With a highly experienced team of chartered engineers, modellers and consultants, RPS has the technical expertise to support clients across all aspects of the flood risk, hydrology and sustainable drainage disciplines. We provide commercial, practical, cost-effective advice and solutions, working closely with clients to meet their objectives.

We have international experience spanning a diverse range of projects, from planning applications for residential, industrial and mixed use developments, to strategic scale assessments in support of airports, large-scale housing developments, energy facilities and infrastructure projects.

Our clients include developers, investors, architects, planning consultants, Local Authorities and Water Authorities. We also advise and support numerous government agencies with statutory responsibilities for flood risk management.

Services provided include Flood Risk Assessments and sustainable drainage strategies, hydraulic modelling (local and catchment scale), Environmental Statement chapters, drainage modelling, Flood Risk Management Plans and Sequential Test assessments.

Key Contacts

Alison Cadge

Alison Cadge   |   Technical Director  |   Send Email

Alison leads the London flood risk team. She is a chartered flood risk consultant with over 13 years’ consultancy experience providing flood risk and sustainable drainage advice to a range of clients across the property and development sectors. She has a wealth of experience supporting complex development schemes (including residential, commercial, industrial, energy and infrastructure projects) from initial feasibility stage through to planning submission and discharge of conditions.

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell   |   Principal Consultant  |   Send Email

Matthew heads up the Manchester-based flood risk team, and is a leading advisor for a number of high profile development and corporate clients across the UK, providing commercially-focused advice on flood risk and drainage issues. He has demonstrable experience delivering successful solutions for projects across the residential, retail, distribution, airports and energy sectors.

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson   |   Director  |   Send Email

Andrew leads a team of 30 flood risk professionals based in Belfast, delivering flood risk analysis services for a varied mix of private and public sector clients. The team is integrated within a wider water environment team which can provide a full suite of integrated services. He is experienced in all aspects of flood risk analysis and is currently managing projects across the UK and Ireland.

Jonathan Morley

Jonathan Morley   |   Principal Consultant  |   Send Email

Jonathan leads a team of hydrologist and wider environmental specialists from the Leeds office. He has over 12 years’ engineering and project management experience on a range of complex development projects, from initial feasibility and engineering concept design to tailored drainage and flood risk resilience/resistance solutions, coupled with expert support throughout the planning process. Jonathan has established a reputation for providing commercially focused environmental technical advice and support on planning applications, Development Consent Orders and discharge of conditions throughout the UK and overseas.