Water and Environment

Water and Environment

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

KISHU recognises that effective communication and stakeholder engagement in the planning and implementation stages of a project is essential, and that building strong relationships with stakeholders, including local communities, is critical to ensuring a successful project outcome.

At Kishu, we develop communication and stakeholder engagement strategies for projects of all sizes, and work with clients to identify key stakeholders to facilitate project implementation and delivery.

Working collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team of experts, we ensure community consultation and stakeholder engagement are effectively integrated throughout the project lifecycle.

Early engagement allows for constructive input during the planning and design stages, and for communities to share in the collective benefits of sustainable outcomes.

We have in-depth knowledge of political and bureaucratic government processes, and our expertise ensures that government objectives are achieved through the effective implementation of public policy initiatives.

We stay up-to-date with emerging trends and sensitive issues through effective and regular communication and engagement with stakeholders, and aim to mitigate and manage any stakeholder concerns before they become a public issue.

Environment Planning and Assessment

KISHU is committed to developing quality environmental outcomes that balance the short-term needs of projects with the long-term needs of the environment. With experience in the provision of environmentally sustainable services for infrastructure projects, we are adept at addressing the competing demands of the community, the environment and economic viability. We draw on the skills and experience of our technical experts to provide our clients with the full spectrum of environmental services.

These services include: identifying, assessing and managing environmental impacts; managing environmental data within Geographic Information Systems (GIS); ecology services; environmental planning and permit procedures; ensuring compliance with legislation, conditions of permits and licenses.

Our environment planning and assessment services can be provided independently, or in conjunction with other sectors including transport, water, mining, buildings and urban development and energy and renewables.

 

Natural Resource Management

KISHU specializes in all areas of natural resource management, including the planning and permitting related to legislation for the protection of terrestrial and aquatic species and their habitats. We have a demonstrated history of working with land management agencies, water authorities, planning authorities, local government and the broader community to better understand and manage natural resources.

Integrated natural resource management is essential for long term sustainability of our natural environment and we are experienced at balancing the competing needs of projects with the long term needs of the environment.

Our team of planners, ecologists and botanists believe that understanding and managing ecosystem links and interactions is the key to successful natural resource management.

Water Utility Management

KISHU provides a range of core services to the water utility industry which help to support the economic and sustainable development of water supply, wastewater, sanitation and sewerage systems. We offer water and wastewater utility management services to municipalities, water utilities and private companies in developed and developing countries worldwide. KISHU provides a variety of retailing services for water utilities, including customized billing, rating and revenue collection systems, rating structures and demand management programs, to help enhance performance, service delivery and accountability.

Waste Management

KISHU considers waste a resource, and seeks to achieve sustainable development through the avoidance, recovery and reuse of waste. We understand the varying nature of waste issues in different environments and integrate the latest engineering processes and technologies to achieve sustainable and cost-effective waste management outcomes on all projects. Our delivery of waste-related projects ranges from waste planning through to the design and management of waste facilities.

Water Resources

KISHU remains at the forefront of advancements in the water resources industry and has a wealth of experience in the study, design, development and monitoring of total water quality plans. Through a multi-disciplinary team of planners, scientists and engineers we provide tailored and innovative solutions on a range of water resource projects, which include:
  • Integrated water resources management and modelling
  • Groundwater and catchment management
  • Environmental flow studies
  • Wetland management
  • Climate change adaptation
  We offer water resources planning for all levels of water projects, from local water supply through to hydroelectric scheme planning and dam safety assessments. In addition, we specialise in the design of water resources structures, including dams, spillways, fishways, drains and culverts.

Irrigation

KISHU specializes in the design and implementation of best practice irrigation systems and has delivered irrigation projects in developed and developing countries, both as complete projects and as components of multipurpose schemes. As demand for irrigation continues to rise, improved irrigation systems and infrastructure is essential. Our engineers and irrigation experts have in-depth knowledge of the irrigation sector and are dedicated to delivering quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that add value to client requirements. Best practice methods are used to plan, size, optimize, control and prepare detailed designs of pump stations, pipe networks and open channel irrigation systems. KISHU’s capabilities in irrigation have been established and refined through research and development conducted in direct association with water and irrigation authorities and utility providers.

Water Sensitive Urban Design

KISHU specializes in the design and implementation of best practice irrigation systems and has delivered irrigation projects in developed and developing countries, both as complete projects and as components of multipurpose schemes. As demand for irrigation continues to rise, improved irrigation systems and infrastructure is essential. Our engineers and irrigation experts have in-depth knowledge of the irrigation sector and are dedicated to delivering quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that add value to client requirements. Best practice methods are used to plan, size, optimize, control and prepare detailed designs of pump stations, pipe networks and open channel irrigation systems. KISHU’s capabilities in irrigation have been established and refined through research and development conducted in direct association with water and irrigation authorities and utility providers.

Stormwater Management

KISHU considers waste a resource, and seeks to achieve sustainable development through the avoidance, recovery and reuse of waste. We understand the varying nature of waste issues in different environments and integrate the latest engineering processes and technologies to achieve sustainable and cost-effective waste management outcomes on all projects. Our delivery of waste-related projects ranges from waste planning through to the design and management of waste facilities.

Contamination

KISHU understands that the contamination of land, sediments, surface water and groundwater is an important human health, environmental and economic issue.
Our project experience covers a range of contamination assessment, land management, sediment, surface water and groundwater projects.
We have the expertise needed to provide remedial solutions to contamination issues including hazardous materials, fuel leakages, landfilling, chemical manufacturing, acid rock drainage, mining, agriculture, waste disposal and radiation.
Through our team of highly qualified environmental scientists, engineers, hydrologists, soil scientists, chemists, hydrogeologists, ecologists and toxicologists, we strive to develop contamination solutions that protect natural resources

River Structure

KISHU has carried out investigations, studies, design, and construction management for more many water engineering projects worldwide. These projects help to assist flood control and improve water quality, landscape and the diversity of wildlife habitats.
Our depth of knowledge and experience covers all types of river structures, including embankments, spillways, gates, intakes, outlets, and pipelines.
We understand that an economical, safe, durable and low maintenance cost river structure design begins with a solid understanding of the project location, ground conditions, and the properties and behavior of natural materials on structure construction and lifecycle.
At KISHU, we work closely with our clients to find the best project approach. We consider the most cost and time-effective river structure type and tailor each project to ensure design solutions deliver successful project outcomes.

Hydrogeology

KISHU offers an integrated approach to hydrogeological assessment and has a thorough understanding of the natural processes of groundwater recharge, flow and chemical evolution. Our team of water engineers are highly experienced in the fields of hydrologic analysis and hydraulic modelling. KISHU is at the forefront of modern processes for groundwater evaluation, exploitation and protection, and utilize this knowledge to provide innovative, cost-effective and appropriate hydrogeological solutions on all projects. We combine our specialized services of hydrogeological mapping and investigation, groundwater monitoring, licensing and groundwater management plans, with our skills and experience in flood estimation, mapping, modelling and mitigation to ensure all project outcomes are cost effective and meet risk management and environmental requirements.