Bulk water and dams



Aurecon has over 75 years of experience in providing design and management services for dams and reservoirs. The group provides a “whole of life” service through planning, analysis and design, construction monitoring and operational and asset management services, as well as rehabilitation and upgrading.

Aurecon has wide ranging experience in delivering dam projects of varying sizes, types and levels of complexity. The services we provide include:

  • Streamflow modelling, yield analysis and system modelling
  • Flood determination and routing
  • Geological and geotechnical investigations
  • All aspects of dam design, from feasibility to detail, including
    • Concrete and RCC gravity and arch dams
    • Embankment dams
    • Spillways
    • Outlet works
    • River diversion works
    • Hydraulic modelling
    • Hydropower
  • Upgrades and augmentations
  • Condition assessments
  • Dam safety assessments and management
  • Dam operations

Bulk water

Aurecon has extensive experience and expertise in pipeline and pumping systems for water, wastewater, irrigation, stormwater and the petrochemical industry. This expertise also encompasses the conveyance of complex liquids, which includes the rheology and pumping of sludge (non-Newtonian fluids). The group’s experience within this field allows them to provide a “whole of life” service, from network planning, distribution analysis and design to pumping systems design and analysis and operational and asset management services.

Aurecon has a team of specialists with a full spectrum of expertise and support for civil, electrical, electronic, control and mechanical process plant engineering. The services we provide include: 

  • Planning and network modelling
  • Route corridor studies
  • Life cycle costing
  • Geotechnical engineering and tunnelling
  • Design of gravity and rising mains in all materials
  • Surge analysis
  • Materials science and corrosion
  • Odour management
  • Hydraulic and performance evaluation
  • Pump station design, including
    • Structural, mechanical, electrical design
    • Instrumentation, control and automation
    • Upgrades and augmentations
    • Computational fluid dynamics analysis
  • System commissioning
  • Rehabilitation and replacement advice
  • Operational performance evaluation
  • System maintenance and optimisation
  • Asset management (condition monitoring)
  • Leakage management