Water Design Engineers is an independent design and project management consultancy.

Whether you are in need of a drainage strategy, wetland design, ‘water neutrality’ or ‘nutrient neutrality’ strategy for your development, solution to existing drainage problems, or implementation of ‘off grid’ water and wastewater services, we aim to make your project a success without the risk and hassle. Like you, our focus is on implementing the best possible solution, and we have no desire to sell or install products. Water Design Engineers are a friendly and flexible team who have regional and international experience. We are only too happy to help as we work with your project team. Our goal is to add value as we ensure an innovative solution is designed to minimise cost and maximise operational efficiency.

Our services include:


Nutrient Neutrality and Mitigation Strategies

Helping developers and planners through the complexity of achieving nutrient neutrality. 

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Architectural water feature consultancy

Creative engineering solutions to fulfil water feature design.

Drainage Design

Drainage design

Strategies and design for construction and adoption of surface water and foul water drainage. Landscaped SuDS, retrofit of SuDS, pumping stations and rainwater harvesting.

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Wastewater treatment

Design and specification of foul water and greywater treatment systems. Modifications to existing systems to achieve specific treatment objectives.

Constructed Wetlands

Constructed wetlands

Design, specification and consultancy for constructed wetlands, providing wastewater treatment, nutrient mitigation and natural flood management.

About Us

We are engineers who focus on engineering.

We are a team of engineers with an appetite for problem solving on all aspects of water within the landscape and built environment. 
We manifested from the idea that clients prefer to deal with solution focused consultants, not productfocused contractors or salesmen who are technologically biased and profit-driven. 

There is a genuine value in working with independent, professional water engineers. Whilst our designs incorporate a range of excellent products and materials, we have no commercial arrangements with any of their suppliers or manufacturers so that we remain truly independent, and client focused.

You’ll receive practical and cost-effective advice based on our ability to identify the early project considerations of catchment characteristics, flows, water quality, soil permeability, pipe routes, infrastructure requirements and health and safety. By having all the critical design services co-ordinated under a single umbrella, the risk of omitting essential process steps, pipe routes, pumping and storage requirements will be eliminated.

Our Philosophy

Our Mission

As a professional and independent consulting group we provide an unbiased design service to help our client maximise on their investment. It is our goal to exceed our clients’ expectations and to never compromise on quality. Always striving towards the highest standards.

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Our Values

We believe in building strong relationships and partnerships based on trust and integrity through our commitment to service and quality. Designing systems that not only stand the test of time but the bottom line. Striving to maintain relevance, always learning and moving forward to more sustainable and innovative practices.

Our Services


We know that every project, regardless of size, benefits from pre-planning and upfront site analysis. It is at this stage that we consult with the project owner and design team to review project requirements and budgetary milestones. We will correlate all of this information into master plans, the engineers' report, system description and cost analysis.


Precise engineering and the implementation of our systems ensure every system is designed, tendered and installed to the highest standards. Designing with the highest quality standards in mind and do not compromise on our values. Knowing that there is always room to improve and our design process proves this.


Our experience allows us to combine leading-edge equipment specification with unmatched quality and control. We endeavour to deliver exceptional value to our customers. Approaching each project with innovative thinking and technical depth to improve system operation, reduce operational costs and minimise long term maintenance requirements.

Design & Project Management

During the design phase of the project (pre-construction), we work with the client to ensure that all design inputs are co-ordinated safely and efficiently. We are qualified to be appointed as Principal Designer (PD) within the context of the CDM regulations, helping the client to identify and mitigate project risks as early as possible.

Sustainable drainage systems, water and wetlands

Put your project back on track with specialist assistance

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