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Water Consulting Makes Up The Majority Of The Engineering Consulting Demand

Water crises in a number of cities, combined with natural distasters caused by climate change and a lack of sustainable supply is driving up the demand for engineering consultancy services in the domain of water management, according to Managing Director of SRK Consulting Vis Reddy.

The engineering consultancy space has become increasingly competitive across South Africa, particularly as the country looks to develop its infrastructure to support its economic recovery. In this context, major consultancies such as Aurecon and SRK Consulting have been thriving.

While Aurecon is looking to become a development partner to the government, SRK Consulting has become an increasingly trusted source of expertise on the country’s infrastructure development. According to the firm’s analysis, water consultancy is becoming the biggest area of engineering consultancy in terms of demand.

Epitomised by the Cape Town water crisis – which culminated in an ominous countdown to ‘Day Zero’ when the city would run out of water – South Africa has been experiencing a severe water shortage over the last year. Experts have been working to solve the crisis, and the consulting industry has been an integral part of this process.

Acknowledged: Consultancy South Africa and

Author: Vis Reddy | Managing Director | Principal Scientist (Geochemistry)

SRK Africa