What we do

RPS is currently working on pioneering water research projects, collaborating with some of the brightest and most creative people across several industries and academia.

We work across several key themes that include citizen engagement, zero impact from water and wastewater, enhancing natural systems, resilience and net zero carbon, to help build a better future for people and our environment. 

Our Projects

  • UpStream

    The UpStream project aims to improve water quality in the UK and Taiwan by working with citizens to gather data, share knowledge and experiences, and develop new technologies.

    01 /05
    UStream Water Research
  • FloodCitiSense

    Through our involvement in this insightful project, we have worked with residents to develop innovative early warning systems for urban pluvial flooding in three European cities.

    02 /05
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  • Impacts of Natural Flood Management

    In collaboration with the University of Leeds and Yorkshire Water, we're exploring the potential for Natural Flood Management schemes to improve the performance of urban drainage networks.

    03 /05
    Natural Flood Management Research Project
  • UKWIR Pressure Transient Study

    This project is set to develop an industry-wide picture of pressure transient and overall frequency and severity of transients with various causes across the UK.

    04 /05
    Water Research - UKWIR Pressure Transient Study
  • UKWIR 'Big Question' Workshops

    Our virtual workshops have brought over 80 water company employees and supply chain members together, to discuss trunk main maintenance, pipe lining testing and communicating with customers during incidents and early warning event detection.

    05 /05
    Water Research UKWIR Big Question workshops

Research statistics

Number of global water research partners
100 +
FloodCitiSense app downloads (and counting)
Global pilot cities
Water companies involved (including clean water)

Our partners

The water industry is facing some of its biggest ever challenges and no one supplier, academic paper or organisation can fix it alone. RPS is currently working with an incredible team of academics and partners on water research that will benefit both people and the environment.

Get involved

We would be delighted to work with you. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to know more about any of our water research projects, or have an idea that we can work together on.

Meet the team

Jake Senior

Jake Senior

Assistant Modeller T: +44 1332 387 650 Email
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Derby | UK
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Dr Joe Sanders

Technical Director T: +44 7541 908 097 Email
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Derby | UK

Dr Hossein Rezaei

Technical Manager T: +44 114 272 7301 Email
Sheffield | UK

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