Groundwater Modelling with Mott MacDonald

We understand that throughout your development project you need the right specialist service at the right time to ensure any potential adverse effects are addressed early on.

Groundwater is an important natural resource requiring careful management to conserve its value. It can contribute significantly to sustainable communities and the health of aquatic habitats.


We worked with the Mott MacDonald Grontmij (now Sweco) Joint Venture to investigate a major road. The investigations took place at the A63 Castle Street in Hull to inform an Environmental Impact Assessment. Nearby buildings are vulnerable to settlement damage so there was particular interest in the degree and extent of water table drawdown around the scheme.


Our investigations therefore included:

  • Desk-based review of existing information and a hydrogeological conceptual model of the site and area
  • Groundwater flooding studies
  • Impact assessments.


The model demonstrated limited likely impacts and was used to support the highway design.

Want to know more?

Contact Mike McDonald for more information about this specific project.  You can also visit our groundwater webpages.

We have extensive experience across both the private and public sectors, offering innovative and pragmatic advice, helping you find practical solutions to complex projects.

Our experienced team of hydrogeologists can advise on abstraction, design of protection measures and the management of development proposals. This includes:

  • Water resources studies
  • Groundwater supply assessment and implementation
  • Dewatering design of construction and mineral extraction.

Development can potentially affect groundwater in numerous ways and so our technical teams can help establish what these effects might be.

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