Flood Risk & Surface Water

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Create Water has a proven track record in the successful management of surface water, in order to mitigate risk and enable development in areas of both inland and coastal flood risk.  Our objective is to provide you with innovative, practical and cost effective advice and guidance, whether it is for strategic masterplanning or detailed design.

We have extensive experience of undertaking both site specific and strategic flood risk assessments, including use of complex 1D and 2D modelling to estimate flood extent and depth.  Create Water is formed by a number of highly experienced chartered engineers, which ensures that the team provides practical deliverable advice when proposing suitable flood risk mitigation measures. The team also integrates with Create's infrastructure and BREEAM assessors to design innovative and code compliant sustainable drainage solutions. This permits our clients to efficiently seek approval from local planning authorities and the Environment Agency.

We undertake a consultive approach to our projects to ensure that appropriate measures are agreed and addressed within the layout and design. With projects ranging from small individual residences to major new settlements and strategic urban extensions, Create Water have the skill and experience to successfully help you plan and deliver your development in a flood risk area.


  • NPPF compliant Flood Risk Assessments
  • Sequential and Exception tests
  • 1D and 2D flood modelling TuFlow/InfoWorks
  • Flood hazard modelling and mapping
  • Breach analysis
  • Flood compensation schemes and analysis
  • Emergency planning and evacuation plans
  • Surface water management plans
  • Design of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)
  • Surface water drainage strategies
  • Hydraulic assessment of networks and receiving waters
  • Catchment hydrology
  • Drainage network modelling
  • Consultation and negotiation with statutory authorities
  • Discharge consent applications
  • Soakage testing


For further information on any aspect of Create Water please contact Graham at graham.sinclair@createconsultingengineers.co.uk

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