Water and environment

Sweco‘s experience of water and environmental projects extends more than 100 years back in time. As one of Europe’s leading players in this area, Sweco is well prepared to meet the environmental challenges of the future. Sweco’s comprehensive expertise helps clients to find solutions that are optimal from both an environmetal impact assesments. Wide range of provided services includes solutions for water supply, wastewater treatment, solid waste management and restoration of habitats. Sweco also processes various types of environmental studies and evaluation of the impact on the environment.

  • Water Supply
  • Sewerage and Wastewater treatment
  • Hydraulic engineering, hydropower, flood protection
  • Solid waste management
  • Land reclamation & Landscape engineering
  • Enviromnetal engineering
  • Software for water management

Hydraulic engineering, hydropower, flood protection

The area of hydraulic engineering includes a wide range of activities starting from dam construction to flood protection to weirs, river navigation and improvements and revitalization of water courses. Sweco Hydroprojekt has a long and detailed experience of designing a number of major dams of all types, high earth dams and also a large number of small water reservoirs. We provide a wide range of services in hydropower as well. The production of electrical energy from renewable resources has been continuously gaining on importance during the recent years. Hydropower is one of the main sources of such energy. Sweco Hydroprojekt is the author of a large number of projects pertaining to hydrotechnical and hydropower facilities for domestic and international clients. Some of these projects were prepared in cooperation with renowned international partners for whom we prepared or are currently preparing design documentation for large parts of hydropower facilities. At the present, the activities of Sweco Hydroprojekt focus on small hydropower plant design and design of hydropower plants abroad.

Flood protection is a major issue over the last years, especially after the period of the disastrous floods in 1997 and 2002. HYDROPROJEKT CZ provides comprehensive services in this area from the concept of systemic measures within each region to the actual realization of particular structures. 

Sweco Hydroprojekt‘s specialists have long experience in design of flood control facilities, both in natural conditions and regulated river channels. When designing flood protection measures, our specialists prefer nature measures and actively cooperate with representatives of local government and environmental authorities during the implementation of technical measures, which seek to minimize the negative impact on environment.

Sweco Hydroprojekt’s core services in this field:

- Flood protection of towns, small residential and industrial areas

- River basin development plans

- Dams, weirs, dry polders

- Hydropower plants

- Navigation locks and other structures on rivers

- Reservoirs and ponds

- Modification and revitalization of water courses

- Tunnels and underground objects

- Master plans of water courses and reservoirs