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Water Management

We take an integrated approach to water management in projects of all scales to help to build a more resilient water cycle for our cities.

Melbourne airport | Water management techniques

Melbourne Airport T2 Expansion
Rainwater is harvested for toilet flushing, landscape irrigation and airfield dust suppression.

Global warming is causing unpredictable weather patterns. Climate scientists anticipate an increase in intense storms and prolonged droughts. The critical need to manage the collection, conservation and recycling of water is further compounded by growing urban populations.

1 Bligh Street Sydney | Sustainability

1 Bligh
Waste water is treated via a central blackwater treatment plant and recycled for toilet flushing and make up water to the cooling towers. A rainwater tank recycles rainwater for irrigation and water efficient appliances are used throughout.


The need to slow and detain stormwater to reduce flash flooding, reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff and recharge groundwater is a dual concern. Water sensitive urban design requires informed action in urban design and planning and architecture.

Gold Coast Light Rail | Rail and transport architecture

The urban design for the Gold Coast’s light rail employs Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) guidelines, paying particular attention to geology, groundwater and stormwater management and future proofed design for increased frequency of storm events and storm intensity.