A core area of Urbaqua’s expertise is hydrology and drainage assessment, modelling, design and planning. Urbaqua (formerly Essential Environmental) has demonstrated its proficiency in this service area, winning multiple WA Water Awards from the Australian Water Association in this service area, including the 2014 Resource Management Award for the ‘Yakamia Creek Arterial Drainage Plan and Water Management Strategy’, and the 2015 Conservation and Efficiency Award for the ‘Canning City Centre Arterial Drainage Plan’.

Key services which Urbaqua provides in hydrology and drainage comprise:

  • Drainage engineering planning and design
  • Hydrological monitoring and assessment (see Monitoring & Reporting for further detail)
  • Hydraulic and hydrologic modelling
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Landscape integration
  • Riverine and coastal flood risk assessment

Example projects:

  • Water resource conditions affecting landholdings in north-east Baldivis: Technical note
  • Point Samson Townsite Coastal and Stormwater Management Strategy
  • Canning City Centre Arterial Drainage Plan
  • Yakamia Creek Arterial Drainage Plan and Water Management Strategy
  • Roebourne Townsite Stormwater and Flood Management Plan
  • Beenyup Brook Flood Modelling Report
  • Hydraulic assessment for Swan Valley Visitor Centre and Noongar Cultural Centre