SHER excels in surface water management, hydrology and hydraulics projects dedicated to the prevention and management of flood and drought risks, as well as to the dimensioning of hydraulic infrastructures and the preservation of water bodies.

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Water management to prevent flooding and drought

Flood prevention involves a number of disciplines, including hydrology, topography, soil sciences, agricultural practices and land use planning. Our multidisciplinary teams have in-depth technical expertise, both internationally andnationally. 

We offer concrete solutions, tailored to the specific technical, economic and environmental constraints of each project. Our work includes field missions and field measurements, which are crucial to the success of our studies.

We provide overall management of projects to prevent flooding and drought.
Following an in-depth diagnosis of flood risks, we develop approaches based on soft hydraulics (grass strips, fascines), regenerative hydrology (slowing down and infiltration, combined with agro-ecological practices) and structural solutions (ditches, re-mandration of watercourses, retention basins, immersion zones).

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Our hydrology and climate risk prevention services

Strategic tools and territorial approach 

  • Development of water development and management plans
  • Flood and drought risk mapping and formulating prevention plans 

Support and advice

  • Support to local authorities in the frame of flood risk management plans
  • Training in hydrological and hydraulic analysis tools and methods
  • Support for the use of GIS spatial databases 
  • Support to land use planning policies
  • Support to public works 

Works supervision 

  • Follow-up works
  • Health and safety coordination
  • Monitoring of environmental and social management plans
  • Consultancy assignments

Diagnostics, feasibility studies, detailed studies 

  • Diagnostic analysis
  • Agro-pedological, agro-climatological and hydrological studies
  • Land studies
  • Landscape analysis and biodiversity impact analysis
  • Topographical and geotechnical studies
  • Technical feasibility studies and analysis of development options
  • Evaluation of development costs, cost-benefit analysis
  • Detailed design studies
  • Hydraulic modelling and dimensioning of structures
  • Drawings, metrics and cost estimates
  • Specifications and tender documents
  • Assistance in obtaining planning and environmental permits