London, UK,

Amec Foster Wheeler to continue aiding Welsh Water with water resource and drought planning services

  • Helping deliver next statutory Water Resources Management and Drought Plan
  • Framework contract to April 2020 with potential two-year extension
  • Working with Welsh Water since 2001

Amec Foster Wheeler has been successfully re-appointed to Welsh Water’s Water Resource and Drought Planning Consultancy Framework. The company will provide specialist services to assist with the delivery of Welsh Water’s next statutory Water Resources Management and Drought Plan 2019 in a contract which will run until April 2020, with the potential for a further two year extension.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s existing long-term relationship with Welsh Water, dating back to 2001, developed from providing specialist services over the last three water resource planning cycles and its commitment to building the client’s capacity to continually drive innovation and improve performance.

Amec Foster Wheeler and its partners – Hydro-Logic Services, HR Wallingford, Arup and AEA-Ricardo – will provide a range of specialist water resource planning, modelling and drought planning services to Welsh Water. They will support its ability to assess and forecast the water supply and demand bases, evaluate risk and uncertainty in long-term planning and investment decisions, and plan for future drought scenarios across Wales.

Welsh Water has been a valued partner over many years, and we look forward to further developing our relationship through this framework, helping to build a robust long-term plan for water in Wales that is resilient to the challenges of the future. This aligns closely with our strategy to be a recognised leader in integrated water planning, water resilience, and the development of sustainable catchment and asset solutions.
Rob Brown, Managing Director of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Environment and Infrastructure business in Europe
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Welsh Water is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, responsible for providing over three million people with a continuous, high quality supply of drinking water and for taking away, treating and properly disposing of the wastewater that is produced. Since 2001, Welsh Water has been owned, financed and managed by Glas Cymru. Unique in the water and sewerage sector, Glas Cymru is a company limited by guarantee and as such has no shareholders.


Amec Foster Wheeler has provided Welsh Water with high quality technical support and evidence to secure long term water supplies. This has included the:


  1. Development of their long term water resources plan to comply with statutory requirements and ensure resilient water supplies.
  2. Undertaken an assessment of their water supplies to the vulnerabilities of climate change in order to inform appropriate adaptation responses.
  3. Delivered extensive technical support including hydro-ecological assessments and water systems modelling to support operational and investment planning for abstraction licences across their operational area.



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