Global Water Annual Review 2022-23

Explore how we are collaborating with clients and partners to build water resilience and shape a better world

Explore how we are collaborating with clients and partners to build water resilience and shape a better world

Welcome to the Global Water Annual Review for 2022-23. It has certainly been a watershed year in many respects.  Never have the effects of climate change felt more pronounced and prevalent. Coupled with the global economic and geopolitical turmoil we’ve seen unfolding during the year, it’s been a hugely challenging environment in which to operate.

Despite these difficulties, there are signs of hope and promise emerging on the horizon. Global influence events including COP27, COP15 and UN Water Week have offered valuable opportunities for collective action, ensuring that water receives the critical recognition it deserves in addressing the pressing priorities of climate change, water security and public health. We must persist in these endeavours as we approach COP28.

Amidst these efforts, remarkable progress has been made in areas across the water cycle, particularly in areas such as wastewater-based epidemiology and water resilience in cities, highlighting our relentless pursuit of excellence as a central pillar of our sustainable future.

Explore our latest thinking

The ripple effects of climate change are far-reaching and often extreme.  And yet many cities around the world share common challenges in terms of water security and public health.  Working in tune with nature is often at the core of how we can improve our resilience in the face of flooding and drought, whether in hot or cold temperatures, as our Global Sponge Cities Snapshot continues to demonstrate. Read more in these articles:

Explore our work around the world

Around the world, our teams are working hard to support our clients in meeting their goals – operating across the full water cycle to help achieve this. Read on for a selection of our highlights across our regions.


Discover how our people and work have been recognised globally through various events and awards during the year.

Project awards

Layout & Hydraulic, San Wai Sewage Treatment Works Phase 1, San Wai New Territories, Hong Kong

ENR Global Best Projects Awards: Best project - Water / Wastewater

La Mesa Treatment Plan 1 Process Improvement Works

FIDIC Contract Users’ Awards: Project of the Year

Integrated Systems Planning – Sydney Water Planning Partnership, New South Wales, Australia

Consult Australia Awards for Excellence: Collaboration for Project Excellence

People awards

Steve Adamthwaite

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia: Future Infrastructure Leader of the Year

Shanshan Wang

HKIE Young Engineer of the Year Award Winner


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