WSP Opus young gun wins Stormwater Professional of the Year Award

9 May 2019 Chloe Brigden

Stormwater Josh Irvine

WSP Opus water expert Josh Irvine has been recognised for his ground-breaking work by the industry, receiving the highly regarded Young Stormwater Professional of the Year Award at last week’s Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference in Auckland.

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WSP experts react to the Zero Carbon Bill

9 May 2019 Kate Palmer

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Achieving the emission reduction targets outlined in the Zero Carbon Bill will be challenging and will require a different approach, but it is achievable.

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Opinion: Roads don’t cause crashes, human error does

6 May 2019 Kate Palmer

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Leading safety expert Dr Fergus Tate discusses what people can do to reduce the risk for themselves and other road users.

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Integrating Māori perspectives in planning

29 April 2019 Chloe Brigden

WSP Opus NZPI Awards 2018

Leading engineering, design and environmental consultancy WSP Opus is helping future engineers solve tomorrow’s problems with two innovative sponsorship packages.For the third consecutive year WSP Opus has committed as lead sponsor of the New Zealand Planning Institute annual conference, building on more than a decade of support.

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How & why stormwater asset owners should take-action for community safety

24 April 2019 Chloe Brigden

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Saturday 3 June 2017, a young girl in Favona, South Auckland lost her life in an incident involving an uncovered roadside catchpit. The incident marked the second catchpit fatality in five-years - following the death of a man in Wellington.

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Can we improve Auckland’s most polluted waterway?

24 April 2019 Chloe Brigden

Stormwater conference 2019 WSP Opus

Until recently, there has been no set tool or process that can objectively assess and evaluate the suitability of Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs) in the field of stormwater management. Now, a new methodology devised by WSP Opus and Auckland Council can assess GPTs as a retrofit opportunity at sub-catchment levels. The methodology is currently being tested in Wairau Valley, Auckland - but could be rolled out across wider New Zealand.

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Innovative water sensitive design solutions for today's thriving cities

23 April 2019 Chloe Brigden

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A global challenge faced by thriving cities is the lack of space for water sensitive design solutions.

Water sensitive design is an urban planning process that looks to reduce the impact of urbanisation on the water cycle. In a traditional urban environment, trees and vegetation are replaced with roads and buildings allowing less water and nutrients to be absorbed into the ground.

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WSP Opus successful in C3 tender

18 April 2019 Kate Palmer

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Leading design and engineering consultancy WSP Opus is delighted to be part of the successful Link Alliance selected by City Rail Link Ltd (CRL Ltd) as its preferred tenderer to deliver the City Rail Link (CRL) C3 contract.

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WSP Opus builds on Hawkes Bay Airport vision

15 April 2019 Kate Palmer

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A significant redevelopment is setting Hawke’s Bay Airport on the way to becoming New Zealand’s most vibrant and successful airport.

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