RPS has a long track record in delivering complex river engineering projects providing sustainable engineering solutions in environmentally sensitive areas.
RPS has developed a reputation for delivering a wide range of river engineering projects incorporating high level strategic assessment, feasibility studies, detailed design, EIS, SEA, Habitats Directive Assessment, project management and site supervision. These projects include flood alleviation schemes, hydro-electric schemes, environmental improvement measures, river channel/canal restoration projects and hydraulic structure design. RPS has a detailed understanding of the sensitive nature of the fluvial environment and the need to achieve a balance between engineering functionality and environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Our dedicated team of river, structural and geotechnical engineers, hydrologists, hydraulic modellers, environmental experts and planners can provide the complete range of services necessary to deliver schemes of this nature. In addition, RPS recognises the interaction that rivers have with communities through which they flow and the opportunities they provide as a social and leisure amenity. Consequently, RPS endorses the principle of stakeholder and community engagement at the early stages of a project to ensure that solutions are developed which are sensitive to the requirements of those directly affected.