GWP Consultants

Evaluation, Design, Delivery & Management of Earth & Water Resource Projects

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Water Resources

GWP Consultants has more than 20 years’ experience in investigating, assessing, exploiting, protecting and managing groundwater, rainwater, surface water and alternative water resources in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other small island environments.

GWP Consultants has worked across the Pacific, Caribbean, Atlantic and Indian Oceans in more than 20 SIDS on integrated and non-integrated water resources assessment, development, management and protection, ranging from the atoll islands of the Maldives, Kiribati and Tuvalu, to the karstic terrains of Niue, Tonga and Antigua, from the volcanic slopes of Samoa, Comoros, Cape Verde and St Lucia, to the diverse settings of Vanuatu, Fiji, Seychelles and New Caledonia.

Wherever possible we use integrated approaches to water management, focussing on conjunctive use of rainwater and/or surface water with groundwater depending on source availability and quality.

Mindful of the limited national human and financial capacities in many SIDS, GWP works closely with national departments, NGOs and regional inter-governmental organisations to strengthen local knowledge and management skillbases, tailoring approaches to maximise sustainability, whilst recognising the specific threat of climate change to these countries.


Small Islands Water Governance

  • Urban Water Security Improvements in Tonga;
  • Integrated Water Resources Management Policy and Road Map for Antigua and Barbuda;
  • IWRM Diagnostic Assessment and Planning for the Pacific,
    Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS;
  • Climate Change Adaptation Responses in the Pacific Region;
  • National and Local Tsunami Recovery Strategies for the Maldives.


Recent projects include:

  • Groundwater Lens Vulnerability Assessments on Niue Island;
  • National Water Resources Assessment and Management for Samoa;
  • Tsunami Impact and Recovery Assessments for the Maldives;
  • Urban and Rural Rainwater Harvesting Improvements in Kiribati;
  • Groundwater Assessment and Exploitation in Kiribati;
  • Caribbean Guidelines on Surface Water Re-Use and Groundwater Recharge;
  • Storm Water Control and Management on Zirqa Island, United Arab Emirates.


Capability Statements

To download our Capability Statements please refer to the Downloads page.

If you would like Project Description Sheets which give examples of our work or further information regarding GWP’s experience, please do not hesitate to contact us.