In the water Resources Development and Dam Engineering sector, HA ENG CON International provides complete spectrum of consultancy services for projects related to use of water for agriculture. Water resources sector provides services within Pakistan by highly qualified and experienced team of professionals.

Scope of Services

The water Resource Planning and Management sector includes water assessment, management and modeling studies related to both surface and groundwater resources. Services are also provided in the fields of

  • Water Resources Planning and Management
  • Dams and Barrages
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Drainage, Salinity Control and Land Reclamation
  • Integrated Command Area and Agriculture Development and Allied Fields
  • On-Farm Water Management
  • Hill Torrent Watershed Management
  • Hydro-Geological Studies
  • Groundwater Catchment Study
  • Surface Water Studies
  • Dams, Reservoirs and Hydraulic Structures
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Ecological Investigations
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Site Assessment and Remediation
  • Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)
  • GIS Data Base Development
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Community Development
  • Contract / Construction Management and Supervision

Water Resources Planning and Management:

The water resource planning process is designed to plan for the allocation and sustainable management of water. Water Resources Management aims at optimizing the available natural water flows, including surface water and groundwater, to satisfy the competing needs.  Adding uncertainty, climate change will increase the complexity of managing water resources. In Pakistan experts are of the opinion that extreme events (floods and droughts) will be more severe in future due to climate change. The arid areas will be the more vulnerable to climate change in terms of water availability.

Dams and Barrages:

Site selection, layout planning, topographic surveys, geological mapping, geo-technical and geo-physical surveys, seismic studies, stability analyses, settlement analyses, seepage studies and design of embankment/gravity dams and flood protection structures. Studies also include hydraulic and structural design of spillways. Carrying out of socio-economic and environmental studies and preparation of resettlement action plans also form part of the parcel, where required.

Irrigation Engineering:

This includes planning, design and implementation of all kinds of irrigation and drainage projects. It comprises, inter-alia, carrying out reconnaissance, feasibility Studies, detailed design and preparation of feasibility reports, PC-Is, Design Documents, Economic Analysis, Project Completion Reports.

Drainage, Salinity Control and Land Reclamation:

Hydro geological studies for estimation of drainable surplus, soil surveys and investigations for salinity/solidity status and reclamation program for deteriorated soil, infiltration, hydraulic conductivity and aquifer test for evaluation of drainage parameters of soil, design of horizontal sub-surface drainage systems and interceptor drains, environmental impact assessment studies, preparation of resettlement action plans, construction supervision, contract management, preparation of completion reports.

Integrated Command Area and Agriculture Development.

The adoption of IRBM approach in the basin development and management project demands integrated agricultural development, livelihood diversification and resource management. This includes detailed studies for the watershed management and livelihood generation using watershed landscape approach through plantations of forest plants, arid fruit plants and forages using water harvesting approached. The aquatic food resources and cage fish are the focus for the reservoir livelihood component. The command area development includes studies related to command level irrigation network, farm to market earthen tracks, farm layout, laser land levelling, etc.

On-Farm Water Management:

Planning, feasibility studies, PC-1 forms, project management and implementation support, training, quality assurance, financial monitoring, certification of claims, database management Project, monitoring and evaluation, project completion reports and other activities related to on-farm water management.

Flood Management:

Master planning, feasibility studies, detailed Design and construction supervision, economic and financial analysis, social and environmental assessment, flood management development

Hydro-Geological Studies:

Fresh groundwater is a precious resource which can be seriously affected by the industrial or agricultural activities. Water should be preserved to ensure that a quality supply is available for the future. Also, for the success of building and underground projects, the level of groundwater must be managed during construction or engineering works.

Our hydro geological studies team provides a range of services to anticipate groundwater challenges. Whatever the type of aquifer, we have the equipment – from pumping and sampling, to water mass computer modeling – to make a detailed assessment. Our hydro geologists have the expertise to propose a range of options.

Our range of services includes:

  • Groundwater catchment studies
  • Surface water studies

Groundwater Catchment Study:

Our team of hydro geologists first defines water catchments areas. Then we use a series of tests and techniques to evaluate the velocity of flow of groundwater supplies. The results are displayed using computer modeling, allowing us to assess potential pollution risks and define a protection zone around water catchment.

Surface Water Studies:

Our team has a reputation for delivering quality water studies projects, including monitoring the quality of sea water in marine studies as well as examining the drinking water in large towns and cities.

Dams, Reservoirs and Hydraulic Structures:

  • Site Evaluation and Selection
  • Storm Routing
  • Firm Water Yields
  • Dam Safety
  • Stage Reductions
  • Additional Hydraulic Control
  • Geotechnical and Foundations
  • Structural Studies
  • Environmental and Permitting
  • Ancillary Facilities
  • Construction Management
  • Regulatory Coordination

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA):

During construction and operation stages of the projects making, assessment of environmental impacts, environmental management, proposing Mitigation measures and monitoring are done.

Environmental Planning and Management:

Survey and analysis of potential environmental risks, setting up the environmental protection program (marine ecology, flora, fauna, endangered species, features of the land use and socio-economic conditions.

Environmental Health and Safety:

Monitoring of health damage and estimating potential risks to the health and safety of workers or neighboring population.

Ecological Investigations:

Investigations in area, for example, wetlands, active dunes, arid lands, forest area, modification of vegetation, aquatic and terrestrial investigations.

Environmental Risk Assessment:

Exposure assessment, hazard identification and risk categorization.

Site Assessment and Remediation:

Aerial mapping, Topographic mapping, Investigation and construction surveys, Route location and designing.

Initial Environmental Examination (IEE):

Including physical environment (land & soil, water) biotic environment (fauna & flora) human environment (social & life, population, economics, institution, culture, human use)

Water Resources Management:

Water resources management for natural habitation, Development for urban and rural habitants, Sanitation and health education, Monitoring ground and surface water pollution, Water quality tests.

Infrastructure Planning:

Environmental project planning, concept development, feasibility, design, construction supervision, project management and road development for the beneficial environment.

Community Development:

This includes socio economic study of infrastructure development projects. HA ENG CON International experts conduct Baseline Survey, Need Assessment Survey, Formation of Community Development organization (CDOs) at project beneficiaries’ level, formation of Farmers Organization (FOs), capacity building of Community Development Organization/ Farmers Organization, Social Impact Assessment, Social Due Diligence Assessment, Stake Holder Engagement and public consultation. HA ENG CON International consultant has strong capability of Grievance Redress Management, Gender and Community Mobilization.