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Water management consulting

AFRY’s management consultancy services for water projects

Let AFRY’s management consultants ensure the success of your water project

Our consulting services combine the high technical know-how and in-depth understanding of operations, strategies and business environment of water utilities. Water sector requires long term strategic and economic & financial planning as well as anticipating and preparing for changes in operational environment.

Especially the municipal water sector is facing changes – population growth in big cities and possible population decrease in rural areas provide new challenges for water supply. Moreover, the growing renovation need of water networks and possible new plant investments calls for thorough planning. Digitalisation brings new possibilities for managing the water utilities more efficiently and resiliently, but at the same time new cybersecurity concerns emerge.

We want our clients to be successful, by helping them to evaluating their activities, identify risks, forecasting future changes and suggesting solutions to reach their targets.

Our experts help the municipality decision makers for instance in:

  • Operational Excellence
  • Valuation
  • Benchmarking
  • Digital solutions for smart operation & maintenance
  • Water Safety Plans (WSP) and Sanitation Safety Plans (SSP)
  • Carrying out big investments and to estimate their impacts on water tariffs
  • Network renovation priorities and financing plan
  • Preparing for future population growth and reduction
  • Organisational changes
  • Mergers of water utilities and corporatization studies
  • Cybersecurity

Operational Excellence is one of the comprehensive concepts, that has helped our clients to considerably improve the efficiency, quality and reliability of their operations. The savings have typically been up to 3-8 percent of net sales, depending on the industry sector. This can be often achieved without large-scale investments. The potential for improvement can be found in all critical factors, such as the technical process itself, the management system and working methods.

Contact

Reijo Kuivamäki

Head of Business Unit, Water Finland
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Tahmineh Aarabi

Section Manager, Water Sweden

Thomas Morgenthaler

Head of Business Unit Water and Environment, Switzerland

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