We help clients deliver innovatively funded, environmentally compliant infrastructure, by offering environmental services for each stage in the lifecycle of an asset or project – which is just one of the things that sets us apart. Through smart landscape and green infrastructure design, and bespoke ecosystem services assessments and valuations, we consistently unlock additional funding streams for projects that reduce the costs for both clients and communities. Our creative and award-winning integrated planning and design approach delivers both functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies - such as enhanced or reclaimed public spaces, new habitats and biodiversity, recreational resources and greater community engagement. Our environmental specialists work together with Black & Veatch and partner’s engineering and design teams to develop feasible and cost-effective solutions to the complex questions posed by development across a wide range of fragile natural and socially sensitive locations. As well as helping clients invest in solutions to environmental challenges, and delivering pragmatic solutions to ecological constraints, our technical expertise enables us to work with bodies like the Environment Agency and Natural England to shape best practice approaches that protect our environment and deliver sustainable infrastructure and development. Featured Content Project River Thames Scheme From Windsor to Chertsey, United Kingdom Working with the Environment Agency to protect 17,000 properties, between Windsor and London in England, from flooding; and reduce the flood risk posed to Heathrow and other major transport infrastructure. READ MORE Project Minsmere Flood Risk Management Scheme RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve, Suffolk, England The Minsmere Nature Reserve is internationally designated as a Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area and Ramsar Site (wetland of international importance). It is located on one of the UK’s fastest-eroding coastlines. But resisting coastal change through hard-engineering is often not the most sustainable solution. READ MORE Project Felixstowe Coastal Defence Suffolk, United Kingdom Felixstowe, on the Suffolk coast, is at risk of flooding during times of high surge tides. Existing coastal defences were nearing the end of their useful life, with many of the groynes no longer effective at retaining the sand on the beach. This led to lowering of the beach and undermining of the seawall. Improved coastal defences were urgently needed. READ MORE Project Mogden Sewage Treatment Works Upgrade Isleworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom Thames Water’s Mogden Sewage Treatment Works is the United Kingdom’s third largest, serving 2 million customers in Greater London. In 2010, work began on an upgrade and expansion project to increase Mogden’s treatment capacity and meet the Environment Agency’s new consent standard. READ MORE Project Burton and Trent Washlands Burton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom In achieving a Landscape Institute Award for our work in Burton, Black & Veatch has set out a strong framework for future projects to deliver robust infrastructure investment cases that deliver wider environmental and social value. READ MORE Click on the links below to find out in more detail about different aspects of our Environmental Consulting work: Ecological Services Environmental Economics Environmental Impact Assessment Landscape Design Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Hydropower Strategic Alliances: How Producers Can Benefit Strategic alliances with hydropower producers are a natural fit for asset management programs. They can be set up broadly to help producers maintain organizational stability, reliability, and financial performance. Asia Pacific's 'Digital Utilities' of the Future In addition to environmental and social challenges, water utilities in Asia Pacific are faced with the complexities of non-revenue water, underdeveloped or aging water infrastructure and growing expenditure. Digital transformation may offer the water industry the opportunity to provide reliable and sustainable water supply by optimizing distribution systems, treatment efficiency and asset management. Energy Planning Offers Efficiency, Cost Savings, Resilience Down the Road As energy costs continue to rise and more states adopt regulatory incentives and disincentives that drive large-scale sustainability and efficiency efforts, it is expected that utilities will become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy. Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge Nutrient pollution and the resulting excess of nutrients in waterbodies continues to plague aquatic environments around the world, threatening waterways, fish and plant life – and even public health. The runoff of phosphate and nitrogen from farming, stormwater, wastewater treatment plant discharges and other sources into waterbodies continues to unbalance ecosystems, resulting in toxic algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones. Collaborate with our Environmental Consultancy team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.