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Flood Protection Solutions

Sweco synthesises its significant experience in hydrology, network and fluvial modelling, field survey, geomorphology, natural processes, ecology, design and economic assessments to help our customers address contemporary flood risk management challenges.

We assist our clients through all stages of Flood Protection and Surface Water Management Schemes to satisfy their compliance obligations and ultimately protect people and communities.

Unrivalled flood protection expertise

We develop strategies to increase climate change resilience for existing flood defence assets including, but not limited to, the use of Natural Flood Management.

Sweco promotes innovative solutions that work with natural processes, optimising sustainability and multiple benefits and ensuring that interventions are flexible enough to respond to our evolving understanding of climate change and future land use. In urban areas these solutions include retrofitting of surface water systems and sustainable drainage – creating new habitat, biodiversity, water treatment, flood attenuation and amenity.

Where necessary, Sweco can mobilise an exceptionally wide range of inhouse skills and experience to produce traditional solutions, such as flood walls, bunds and underground drainage assets.

Our flooding and network modelling team covers a wide range of diverse projects. We have significant expertise in the areas of sewerage, river, surface and ground water modelling and management and have developed strategies and action plans for our clients as they look for more innovative, integrated long term solutions to the challenges of flooding, drainage and water management.

Designing for flood resilience is becoming more and more of a necessity in civil engineering. We assist our clients through all stages of flood protection and surface water management schemes to satisfy their obligations under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 and ultimately protect people and communities.

Jason Ball Technical Director


Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 18,000 engineers, consultants and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable.​ With international multi-disciplinary teams, we can call on the right insight and technical capability at the right time from across Buildings, Infrastructure, Advisory & Planning and Compliance.​

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