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Water Infrastructure & Water Management

Water Infrastructure & Water Management


RPS is an established provider of water management and water infrastructure services from our network of office locations throughout Australia.


We maintain industry leading, in-house skills in hydrogeology, hydrology, groundwater and surface water modelling, environmental sciences, demand management and water resource engineering.

We work with water resource managers and planners, with clients ranging from national and state government agencies, commissions, catchment authorities and conservation bodies, through to private sector industrial and commercial clients.

We provide sound advice based on a strong understanding of water resources science and its application to inform policy development at any scale, recognising the need for 'fit for purpose' solutions.

Our services have been in particular focus in river basins, such as the Murray-Darling and various northern Australian basins, where a complex balance is being managed between irrigation and agricultural demand, domestic water supply, commercial water supply, and environmental need/sustainability.

Integrated Environmental Water Management

Water resource modelling & management

Surface-groundwater interaction

Floodplain processes & wetland management options

In-stream & groundwater dependent ecosystem evaluations

Low flow alleviation / mitigation planning

Carbon, social & environmental costs

Monitoring & Evaluation

Hydroecological assessments

Data collection & analysis

Monitoring bore network optimisation

GIS database development & management

Metering & leakage studies

Monitoring & evaluation plans, & compliance reporting

Water Allocation Planning

Sustainable yield & resource assessments

Basin & catchment management & modelling

Environmental water management

Demand forecasting & management

Water Policy & Strategies

Strategic planning & analysis

Evidence-based policy development

Project & program facilitation

Catchment management plans

Water Resource Engineering

Investigation and design

Stakeholder consultation

Feasibility and Definition phase engineering

Scheduling and estimating

Contract Management and site supervision

Key Contact

Damien Janssen

Damien Janssen   |   Principal Hydrogeologist  |   Send Email

Shane McSweeney

Shane McSweeney   |   Team Leader - Water (WA)  |   Send Email

Shane is an experienced environmental scientist and environmental engineer with specialist expertise in environmental assessments, contamination, acid sulfate soils, hydrology and hydrogeology.

Matt Barden

Matt Barden   |   General Manager - Water  |   Send Email