Drinking water utilities

Water utilities need to address challenges related to aging infrastructure, water quality management, population growth, climate change impacts, and regulatory compliance in order to ensure reliable, affordable and sustainable water services.
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Water technology for water utilities

Time is rarely on your side at a drinking water utility. Assets are ageing, you lose institutional knowledge due to retirement of experienced staff, and climate change is likely to impact availability and quality of water sources.

And as you operate against the clock, there’s no margin for error when it comes to water quality and how it impacts public health.

While water utilities face these challenges, they also have to contend with new threats, including increasingly complex set of regulations, emerging contaminants that put water quality at risk, and growing populations that demand greater water treatment capacity.

With so many obstacles, there’s no single path to success. You’ll need a careful mix of strategic excellence, forward-thinking, proven solutions, and streamlined operations. The right water technology partner can help you get every piece into place – so you’re ready for tomorrow, and the future.

Your partner for every stage of the water technology lifecycle

Royal HaskoningDHV's holistic approach and range of services helps water utilities worldwide solve their most pressing challenges.

We help drinking water treatment plants overcome every obstacle with strategic guidance, asset management, and through selecting, developing, and deploying the right solutions.

With over 140 years of water consultancy and engineering heritage, we bring the domain and technology expertise you need to address your challenges, ensuring you can provide clean and reliable water services to your communities. This includes being able to support growing populations, comply with changing regulations, and ensure you get the most out of your people, assets and processes. 

Solidify your water strategy

From asset management complete, masterplans and capacity planning to compliance, there are all sorts of strategic priorities to balance.

With our guidance, you can:

  • Secure and conserve source water
  • Balance investments and operational costs with affordability for consumers
  • Build and strengthen the capacity of your staff
  • Keep up with shifting regulatory standards
  • Mitigate the risks of climate change by adapting operations and infrastructure
  • Manage and plan for future water demands
  • Integrate new technologies and digital services into existing systems

Implement water solutions

Numerous technical solutions and digital tools are available to revolutionize your water treatment processes. However, navigating the selection and seamless integration of these solutions into your treatment plant, while minimizing operational disruptions, requires careful consideration.

With our support, you can:

  • Replace and upgrade ageing assets
  • Recover valuable resources from water
  • Tackle emerging contaminants more effectively
  • Improve data management and security
  • Limit reliance on third-party contractors

Optimize your water operations

As assets age and skilled engineers retire, many treatment plants need to find new ways to manage their operations effectively with fewer resources. We can help you overcome these challenges and find newer, more efficient ways to operate.

With our support, you can:

  • Streamline operations and reduce staffing pressures
  • Identify and fix leaks and other sources of non-revenue water
  • Simplify data management, reporting, and compliance
  • Predict faults and proactively maintain assets
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How we support water utilities

Make the most of limited resources
From financing challenges to skills gaps, we help utilities companies and water authorities overcome their resourcing challenges with more efficient solutions and strategies that are able to take what is available, and stretch it to the best of its possibilities.
Meet future changes
As populations grow, climate changes and regulators expect more sustainable operations, we help water treatment plants meet changing demands by securing and conserving water sources and futureproofing solutions, assets, and operations.
Fewer risks
We help water companies reduce their risks, improve insights, stay compliant with asset management, master planning, information management and sustainability analysis.
Forward-thinking solutions, without the disruption
By combining our digital and domain expertise, we help water treatment plants make the most out of innovative technologies together with automated control and digital twins.

Our services

  • Asset management complete
  • Strategic consultancy
  • Masterplanning and feasibility studies
  • Wastewater treatment technology
  • Design and tender support of water technology solutions & EPCM
  • Circular and modular design and build
  • Hydraulics
  • Digital twin consultancy
  • Twinn, Aqua suite
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