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Completed Projects

NATIONAL WATER STUDY, FYR MACEDONIA
For: Eptisa Consulting & Macedonia Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning - 2017
Appointed as MTE to lead on Activity 2 - 'Development of National Water and Wastewater Policies 2016-2045. This component required an audit of water abstractions and returns for municipal, irrigation, hydropower and industrial uses throughout Macedonia. 12 sub-basin and 52 catchment management models then had to be developed using the WEAP21 and RIBAMAN-5 water resource model packages. Multiple scenarios of water use, water allocation and water pollution loads were then tested, incorporating climate change and population growth options. Outcomes were to develop high level, robust policy scenarios across five Water Framework Directive RBMP cycles to 2045. The UNSEEA-Water accounting system was introduced.

STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITIES FOR APPROXIMATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION IN WATER, FYR MACEDONIA
For: Ramboll Consulting & Macedonia Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning - 2015
The Consultant was appointed as an MTE to assist the project to contribute to the preparation of the initial elements of the RBM Plan of Vardar River and its principal sub-catchments and to support the capacity building process of the Macedonian water administration in the field of hydrology and water resources planning. The main elements of the Vardar River Basin Management Plan included hydrometric assessments, water resources planning including use of the WEAP21 software, climate change impacts, and possible measures for better allocation of water and its sustainable usage.

KOSOVO NATIONAL WATER STRATEGY - DEVELOPMENT OF PILOT STUDY RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT PLAN, KOSOVO
For: Eptisa Consulting - 2014
Eptisa obtained an extension of funds to develop a pilot study river basin management plan of the Lepenc river basin, south Kosovo. The Consultant led the capacity building and technical support for this activity in the Ministry of Environment. Tasks included evaluation of historical water quality and discharge data, assessment of ecological status, economic appraisal, public consultations, identification of significant water management issues, and a draft Programmes of Measures.

ARMENIA CLEAN ENERGY AND WATER PROGRAM
For: USAID & Booz Allen Hamilton - 2012
The Consultant is providing consultancy services in respect of developing river basin management plans in Armenia, in accordance with Water Framework Directive principles. Tasks include preparation of technical guidance and support to Armenia's Water Resources Management Agency for hydrological model development and water resource assessment techniques, guidance on water regulation and permits, and assessment of water resource potential for hydroelectricity generation in selected river basins.

REGIONAL LAND DRAINAGE AND FLOOD PREVENTION STRATEGY
For: Amey PLC & Herefordshire Council (Highways) - 2010
Following completion of the regional Strategic Flood Risk Assessment programme in 2009, the Consultant was appointed by Amey plc to supervise a County wide appraisal of land drainage and flood risk schemes. This required field visits and engineering appraisal of each scheme in terms of construction cost and flood alleviation benefits. Potential schemes were subjected to Benefit - Cost Appraisal and hydraulic modelling to test their viability.

REGIONAL SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN GUIDANCE
For: Herefordshire Council (Strategic Planning) - 2010
To assist the Council in implementing its Core Strategy housing requirements, the Consultant was appointed to prepare published expert guidance to the Council and housing developers for the development of Surface Water Management Plans. An SWMP is a framework through which key local partners with responsibility for surface water and drainage in a specific area work together to understand the causes of surface water flooding and agree the most cost effective way of managing surface water flood risk. The published SWMP - Guidance for Developers identified strategic issues with regard to local drainage and flooding, provided data sources, and set out best practice methodologies in line with national practice.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ON SUDAN WATER PROJECTS
For: Department for International Development (DFID), Khartoum - 2010
The Consultant acted as the DFID Technical Advisor for 6 months full-time, supervising technical and contractual elements of various water projects of DFID's major water aid programme, including the Darfur Urban Water Supply Rehabilitation implemented by UNOPS, and the IWRM component of the major Darfur Environment Project implemented by UNEP. Tasks included non-revenue water analysis for Darfur towns, development of Environmental Impact pro-formas, and published guidance for implementing partners on best practice in River Basin Management Planning.

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT TO MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, KOSOVO
For: European Agency for Reconstruction, Kosovo - 2005/2007
The Consultant was appointed as the Long-term Key Expert for all water related components of the support programme. Centred on assisting the Ministry to implement the EU Water Framework Directive, the Consultant engaged in extensive technical and administrative capacity building measures including: drafting and implementation of Primary and Secondary Legislation, Data Management Systems (GIS, Databases), Development of National Water Permit System, Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Procedures, Staff Training in Water Resources Planning, River Basin District Authority formulation, Drought & Flood Planning technical assistance, reinstatement of the national hydrometric system including field training of staff.

INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND WATER ALLOCATION, SOUTH-WEST KOSOVO
For: World Bank - 2004/2005
As part of the wider Pilot Water Supply Project for the Gjakova-Rahovec region, the Consultant was directly appointed by the World Bank to undertake a major review of regional water resources and to develop a regional long-term sustainable water allocation strategy for the many competing uses of water in the White Drin river basin. The investigations included a detailed bathymetric survey of the 117 Mm³ Radoniqi Reservoir with sonar, water pollution investigations, river surveys, hydrometric data collection and interpretation, drought statistical analysis, water systems modelling, irrigation and potable water demand forecasting, and recommendations for water allocation strategies, including development of a computerised water allocation model.

BATHYMETRIC SURVEY AND SPILLWAY ASSESSMENT, RADONIQI RESERVOIR
For: World Bank - 2004
As part of the water resources component of the Pilot Water Supply Project, the Consultant was contracted to undertake a detailed bathymetric survey of the 117 Mm³ reservoir that supplies most of the potable and irrigation water for south-west Kosovo. The reservoir had not been surveyed or checked since its construction in 1982. The survey provided some 2,500 sonar based measurements linked to GPS, enabling highly detailed contour maps of the reservoir to be produced. Hydrological and hydraulic studies of the inlet canal and the emergency spillway showed that the spillway is substantially under-sized.

GUEST LECTURER - WATER RESOURCES DIPLOMA/MSc PROGRAMME
For: Graduate School of Engineering, University of Bristol - Ongoing
Since 2002 the Consultant has provided input on an annual basis to the Water and Environment (WEM) post-graduate programme hosted by the Faculty of Engineering. The 1 week Water Resources module covers water policy, abstraction licensing, and assessment techniques such as Flow Duration Curves and water consumption appraisal and allocation methods.

KANO STATE WATER SUPPLY EXPANSION PROJECT
For: Kano State Water Board, Nigeria - Parkman International - 1999
Kano is one of the principal cities of Nigeria with a population of 7M inhabitants. The consultant acted as the hydrologist and water resources planner for this major World Bank funded study. Investigations included river flow analysis, catchment modelling, data assessment and extension, culminating in reservoir siting and yield analyses.  A 20 yr. Water Resources Master Plan was drawn up for the state, making use of tools such as the HEC-HMS catchment modelling software, satellite imagery, and the MapInfo GIS system.

WATER RESOURCE AND MANAGEMENT PLANNING FOR THE CITY OF TALLINN
For: Tallinn Water Ltd. - 1998
The Consultant provided a two month input to devise and implement new techniques for catchment planning and raw water supply optimisation for the city of Tallinn, Estonia.  This involved use of Geographic Information Systems, reservoir assessments, and predictive techniques for water quality.

The Consultant also developed new management accounting financial models for the management team, primarily intended as Cost-Benefit type tools to evaluate long term investment planning.  The study was funded by EU/UK Government funds.

JIMETA - YOLA WATER SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT, YOLA, NIGERIA
For: Associated Engineering & Upper Benue State Water Board, Nigeria - 1998
The consultant was engaged to provide statistical assessments of long-term low flows in the River Benue at Yola, one of the main rivers of Nigeria.  Run of river yield assessments and water levels were undertaken to assist in the design of proposed new river intakes. The consultant also provided advice on flood studies, and hydraulic analysis of the river to optimise the siting of the proposed intake works.

LAKE ÜLEMISTE CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN
For: Tallinn Waterworks Municipal Enterprise - Parkman International - 1997
Industrial and agricultural pollution is an increasingly severe problem for Lake Ülemiste, which supplies the major city of Tallinn, Estonia (pop. 500,000).  Brian Faulkner was appointed as the sub-consultant to undertake a comprehensive Risk Assessment Study of pollution impact on the Lake, leading to a 10 year Management Plan for the whole of the contributing catchment.  River modelling, risk analysis, cost-benefit appraisal and Geographic Information Systems are all expected to be used in the study.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR WATER SUPPLY SCHEMES, KEBBI STATE
For: Kebbi State Water Board, Republic of Nigeria - 1996
Consultant on the World Bank funded project, undertaking the Environmental Impact Assessment of State wide proposals for increased groundwater abstraction for urban water supply.  Particular reference was made to reservoir proposals affecting downstream water supply and agricultural activity.  The evaluation of the impacts of increased wastewater from newly supplied towns on downstream river management practices was also considered.

KADUNA STATE WATER RESOURCES MASTER PLAN
For: Kaduna State Water Board, Republic of Nigeria - 1995
Water Resources Engineer for the 20 year master plan for Kaduna State, covering 68,000 km2 of study area.  Responsible for data collection, reservoirs inventory, river and reservoirs modelling, and identification of new water resources, including reservoir yield analyses and economic appraisal.

ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL OF RIVER POLLUTION
For: University of Bristol, Department of Civil Engineering - 1995
Occasional lecturing on the external 5-day course offered by the Department of Civil Engineering.

NRA SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY
For: National Rivers Authority (South Western) - 1994
Appointed by the Development Control Section for a 2 month period to provide technical support on catchment modelling studies and Land Drainage Consent applications.

CATCHMENT DRAINAGE STRATEGIES FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT CONTROL
For: The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (Welsh Branch) - 1992
Paper presented to the Institution by invitation.  Awarded the Morlais Owens trophy for the 'Best Paper of the Year', October 1992.

NATIONAL RIVERS AUTHORITY SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY
For: National Rivers Authority (Wessex) - 1992
Appointed by the Development Control Section of NRA (Wessex) for a six month period to undertake hydraulic/hydrological evaluations of submissions by developers/county councils.

RIET RIVER IRRIGATION AREA WATER MANAGEMENT STUDY
For: Department of Water Affairs, South Africa - 1986
Project leader of an operational study evaluating the technical and economic effects of a proposed major water transfer scheme between the Orange and Riet rivers on a historically important area of 16000 ha. of irrigation along the Riet River. The study assessed available reservoir supplies in conjunction with existing crop patterns, and determined the need for additional supplies via canal transfer.  Economic outputs were modelled; the groundwater and river salinity effects were studied in detail, and proposals for changes to irrigation scheduling and reservoir management were made.

SALINITY CONTROL PROGRAMME FOR CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA
For: Department of Water Affairs, South Africa - 1985
Formulation of policy measures needed to control salinisation of water resources in dryland and irrigated areas, based on earlier research programmes.  Work included river and reservoir mathematical model formulation, including work on the SALMAR model. Appointed as member of the National Committee for Mineralization Research 1984-86.  Work presented and published as author at The Proceedings of the 2nd National Hydrology Symposium, Pietermaritzburg, September 1985.

SALINITY CONTROL PROGRAMME FOR CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA
For: Department of Water Affairs, South Africa - 1984
Project Engineer responsible for the setting up of salinity monitoring and control programmes in the Berg River catchment over a four year period.  Field studies included river sampling and instrumentation, the setting up of river quality monitoring stations and tensiometer studies for solute transport.  Work presented at The International Symposium 'Perspectives in Southern Hemisphere Limnology' , 1984.

NATIONAL WATER STUDY, FYR MACEDONIA
For: Eptisa Consulting & Macedonia Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning - 2017
Appointed as MTE to lead on Activity 2 - Development of National Water and Wastewater Policies 2016-2045. This component required an audit of water abstractions and returns for municipal, irrigation, hydropower and industrial uses throughout Macedonia. 12 sub-basin and 52 catchment management models then had to be developed using the WEAP21 and RIBAMAN-5 water resource model packages. Multiple scenarios of water use, water allocation and water pollution loads were then tested, incorporating climate change and population growth options. Outcomes were to develop high level, robust policy scenarios across five Water Framework Directive RBMP cycles to 2045. The UNSEEA-Water accounting system was introduced.

STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITIES FOR APPROXIMATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION IN WATER, FYR MACEDONIA
For: Ramboll Consulting & Macedonia Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning - 2015
The Consultant was appointed as an MTE to assist the project to contribute to the preparation of the initial elements of the RBM Plan of Vardar River and its principal sub-catchments and to support the capacity building process of the Macedonian water administration in the field of hydrology and water resources planning. The main elements of the Vardar River Basin Management Plan included hydrometric assessments, water resources planning including use of the WEAP21 software, climate change impacts, and possible measures for better allocation of water and its sustainable usage.

KOSOVO NATIONAL WATER STRATEGY - DEVELOPMENT OF PILOT STUDY RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT PLAN, KOSOVO
For: Eptisa Consulting - 2014
Eptisa obtained an extension of funds to develop a pilot study river basin management plan of the Lepenc river basin, south Kosovo. The Consultant led the capacity building and technical support for this activity in the Ministry of Environment. Tasks included evaluation of historical water quality and discharge data, assessment of ecological status, economic appraisal, public consultations, identification of significant water management issues, and a draft Programmes of Measures.