Ian Ditchfield RSK - Energy, utilities and water Business Development Director +44 (0)7825 328177


RSK delivers a range of professional services to a broad client base in the water industry. Our rapidly growing UK-wide team of engineers, scientists and project managers focuses on understanding your specific business demands and technical requirements before delivering technically proficient, innovative solutions that help you meet your project objectives on time and to budget.

Flood risk services

Following unprecedented flooding in the summer of 2007, the government has radically rethought its approach to dealing with this increasing threat. RSK has an extensive track record of combining engineering, environmental and economic skills to support decisionmakers in pre-empting and coping with the complex risks associated with flooding.

Specialist teams

Central to a water utility company’s ability to improve its quality of service and meet efficiency targets, is a sound understanding of its infrastructure network. RSK’s experts are industry leaders in developing and applying network management tools and technologies that help you stay ahead of the game. Our integrated approach means that we can help infrastructure managers to balance the requirement to meet customers’ needs while considering both capital and operating solutions.

Water resources assessments

RSK is experienced in undertaking hydrological studies to determine the availability of water resources for developments, including the assessment of surface water and groundwater potential. We can provide detailed hydrological assessment and catchment analysis, low-flow studies and hydrogeological assessments, including the use of geological plans and boreholes.

Water quality services

Ever-increasing legislative demands related to water quality present significant cost implications and complex enforcement issues. RSK draws on over 20 years of experience in the water sector to provide a holistic approach to ensuring compliance and meeting
efficiency objectives.

Asset management

RSK recognises that utility businesses need to maximise asset productivity through sustainable stewardship. We combine understanding of asset condition and performance assessment, risk and financial planning with unique regulatory expertise to offer robust long-term management solutions and strategies.

Water Framework Directive

The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) has a major impact on how water resources are used and managed. The need to strike a balance between sustainable water use and environmental conservation is a major challenge for regulators, private industry,
water companies, farmers and interest groups alike. By drawing on its multidisciplinary consultancy capability, RSK is expertly placed to help you meet your WFD obligations.

Long-term monitoring – hydrometric and water quality services

RSK specialises in the provision of cost-effective, cutting-edge water measurement services in natural and man-made environments. We offer a comprehensive range of capabilities
that include surface and groundwater resources assessment; sampling network design and installation; and data retrieval, processing and analysis. We can also provide civil
engineering and IT solutions. Our national network of local field employees and ability to integrate with client teams enable us to deliver timely and cost-effective solutions.