Water Engineering

Feasibility Assessment

Feasibility Assessment

DWS can assist with doing a water supply, sewerage, and stormwater/flood feasibility assessment which involves evaluating the technical, economic, environmental, and social feasibility of implementing integrated water infrastructure projects.

Here are some of the key steps involved in a feasibility assessment:

Project Definition: Clearly define the objectives and scope of the project, including the need to improve water supply reliability, expand sewerage coverage, or enhance stormwater/flood resilience. Identify the specific goals, target areas, and stakeholders involved in the project.
Baseline Assessment: Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the project area’s existing water supply, sewerage, and stormwater/flood conditions. Gather data on water demand, infrastructure capacity, system performance, regulatory compliance, environmental conditions, and community needs.
Technical Analysis: Evaluate the technical feasibility of implementing the infrastructure solutions to address the identified challenges and achieve project objectives. Consider a range of options such as water treatment plants, distribution networks, wastewater treatment facilities, sewerage systems, stormwater drainage systems, flood control structures, and green infrastructure practices.
Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling:s Use hydraulic and hydrologic modelling software to simulate the behaviour of water supply, sewerage, and stormwater/flood systems in the project area under different scenarios. Analyze factors such as water flow, pressure, quality, sewage loads, flood volumes, inundation extents, and water level fluctuations to assess the performance of proposed infrastructure solutions.
Cost-Benefit Analysis: Estimate the costs and benefits associated with implementing the proposed infrastructure projects. Consider capital costs (such as construction, materials, and land acquisition), operational costs (such as maintenance, and energy consumption), and potential benefits (such as improved public health, environmental protection, and economic development).
Risk Assessment: Identify and analyze potential risks and uncertainties associated with the proposed integrated water infrastructure projects, including technical risks, regulatory risks, financial risks, and social risks. Develop risk management strategies to mitigate or minimize these risks and enhance project resilience.

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