Flooding mitigation

By 2050, the number of people at risk from floods will increase by a third, from 1.2 billion to 1.6 billion. Extreme flooding creates threats to life, untold billions in damage and lost productivity. 

Whether it’s river, urban drainage or coastal related flooding, the need for cities and regional areas to understand and mitigate flood risk is a high priority for corporations, governments, and communities alike. 

Our experts at RPS are working with organisations across the globe, to build a water resilient future. We support our clients across the world in planning, designing, and developing effective flooding solutions, in both small- and large-scale water infrastructure projects. Using our deep-water expertise, our asset management design, engineering and environmental science teams make it easy to for our clients to connect to the information, advice and actions they need to enhance flood resilience for the cities and communities they’re responsible for.

Look at some of the ways that we bring our expertise to bear in our projects across the globe. Get in touch with our water specialists


Our FloodMap is a unique web application that takes raw data from hydraulic model output files to an interactive, online map that is easily viewable on any platform.

Flooding projects Boston & Langholm

Working alongside our Coastal, Flood and Civil Engineers we provide the technical and visual expertise required to combine 3D modelling, real world physics and computational data sets to produce animation, stills and VR experiences. 

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Steve Hogg

Water Consultancy Director T: +44 (0)1332 387 650 Email
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Derby | UK
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Michael Shaw

Managing Director - Northern Ireland T: +44 (0) 28 9066 7914 Email
Belfast | UK

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Vice President T: +1 281 589 7257 Email
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Sydney | Australia
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Managing Director - RPS Netherlands Email
Delft | The Netherlands

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