Sweco’s water specialists are world leaders, meeting increasing demands for drinking water, waste recycling and flood mitigation, through sustainable creative solutions. Our water specialists are outperforming our client’s business plan budgets and tackling embedded/operational carbon footprint targets with the use of innovative and lowest whole of life cost focused solutions. Our commitment is future focused, finding solutions for the future’s challenges, today.


  • Asset Management Period (AMP7) Frameworks
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Process Technologies
  • Sludge Treatment
  • Wastewater Non-Infrastructure
  • Wastewater Infrastructure
  • Water Non-Infrastructure
  • Water Resources
  • Water Infrastructure

Sludge Treatment

Sweco offers efficient sludge treatment innovation to assist water utilities in their preparation for the 2020 Sludge Market reforms.

Sweco works with universities, water boards and government bodies across Europe to develop and assess new sludge treatment technologies with a view to reducing costs. We have delivered a number of major advanced anaerobic digestion plants in the UK to maximise biogas/energy production.

Through cross border collaboration, Sweco offers alternative solutions utilising European innovation including the energy efficient and low chemical consuming DEMON® and SHARON® liquor treatment technologies.

Sweco is pushing boundaries for sludge cracking, seeking alternative processes to incineration and maximising biogas production. With our expertise, we have delivered a number of biomethane upgrade plants for gas to grid solutions.

Sweco advises European Water Boards and UK water utilities on bio-resource recovery technologies and we have advised on phosphorus and cellulose recovery schemes. We view carbon dioxide gas, bioplastics and alginate as future revenue generating opportunities.