Tried and tested solutions are often the best solutions. However, we strongly believe that high quality environmental consultancy depends on both access to and understanding of the latest scientific advances. With this approach we ensure that we remain at the forefront of our profession.
The science within our software is continuously evolving as both understanding and the availability of environmental data advances. We maintain an active internal research programme in the fields that underpin our design standard software; both in the field of river flow regimes and – in collaboration with UKCEH – flood hydrology. These are openly published within our online technical guidance and supporting science reports.
We are also active in research with the UK regulators in developing an understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on river flows.
Staff within WHS are actively encouraged to share their work through conference participation and publication within scientific journals.