Water Resources

Water is the world’s most valuable resource, and its allocation and management are key considerations in all infrastructure and resource development activities. With continued global population growth, the demand for water and the need to carefully assess and manage it are ever increasing.

Knight Piésold provides specialized water resource services to our clients at all stages of project development, from early project identification through project design, permitting, construction, and operations.

Our engineers and geoscientists specialize in the fields of: 

  • Baseline climate, hydrology, and hydrogeology data collection
  • Climatic, hydrologic, and hydrogeologic data assessment, analyses and quantification
  • Long-term flow estimation for hydropower and water supply evaluations
  • Water management planning for mine sites
  • Hydraulic modeling including dam break and hydraulic transients
  • Hydraulic structure design, including dams, ditches, pipelines, intakes and spillways
  • Floodplain mapping and 1D and 2D flow modeling
  • Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling
  • Wastewater treatment services including the design of new plants and the evaluation, upgrading, and rehabilitation of existing plants

Our environmental scientists specialize in the following water related areas:  

  • Baseline studies
  • Permitting
  • Environmental and social impact assessments
  • Social studies and community engagement
  • Environmental management plans and monitoring

We understand that each project is different and our team, with local knowledge and global expertise, develops innovative and cost-effective solutions that respect environmental, social, and economic responsibilities while supporting our clients’ objectives.

For over 90 years, and in a wide range of settings throughout the world, we have been involved in hundreds of projects requiring water resource expertise, ranging from water balance work in support of mining projects to the design of intakes for hydroelectric developments. We have extensive experience to help you with your project, at all stages of development. We will work closely with your team by adding value and delivering results.