Urban water

We consult with developers, local government, state government and utilities to determine the best and most sustainable way to manage water in cities.

The challenge for Australian cities is providing the right amount of water, of the right quality, at the right time, to the right place, for the best price. Cities use only 15% of Australia's water resources, but are where 90% of the population reside.

Whether you need to save, export, recycle or filter water, manage flooding, develop options for a green city, or value water as more than a commodity, we can help.

Our consulting covers a wide range of services:

  • Urban water
  • Integrated water management
  • Green infrastructure
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Water supply & demand

Throughout our projects we explicitly survey how our solutions address climate change and move us towards greener, more livable cities.

We use a range of techniques including data analysis, computer modelling, GIS mapping, qualitative interviews, stakeholder engagement, and data visualisation to develop these projects. 


Renewable energy

We specialise in:

  • Developing microgrids.
  • Energy demand analysis.
  • Identifying key areas of improvement for energy efficiency.
  • The link between energy and water.
  • Sizing of photovoltaic and battery systems.

The technology and installation of renewable energy projects are complex and intricate, however we are not technological or electrical experts, and instead focus on the outcome and objectives.

Our main goal is helping clients advance toward tackling climate change.


Future thinking

At times, it can be challenging for practitioners to think beyond the rules of today, and the current problems on their desk.

We offer novel ideas. We introduce designs and concepts gleaned from experience in both the water and energy sectors. We are have our finger on the pulse ensuring we are engaged with innovative projects across the world: from vertical gardens to filter air quality in Mexico, from green star developments in London, to microgrids in Brooklyn, USA.


Review / evaluation

We undertake evaluations and reviews by using both qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Evaluations of past projects and programs are useful in celebrating successes, learning from mistakes, and making tough decisions for future strategies and programs.


We are experts in facilitation of workshops. We have been trained in IAP2, worked in stakeholder engagement and community outreach projects.

Wave Consulting ensures you get the most efficient use of the group’s time. Working through a clear process to develop a realistic action plan, participants will come away feeling inspired and committed to the project.

We can help you plan sessions, engage participants prior to and during workshops, and write clear and concise reports following the event.


We are available for secondments upon clients' request. We often recommend short secondments (i.e. one day a week for a month) which have proven to be useful in delivering project work.

This is true to our values of collaboration and understanding of the physical and institutional environment.