Reservoirs are essential assets for water companies, offering a means to stabilise water availability, manage water supply and prevent flooding. Over time, their use has significantly evolved beyond their original function to encompass energy production and irrigation. Managing reservoirs is complex in nature, requiring close monitoring of water flows and pollution levels.

As climate change and population growth impact water availability, water companies are facing ever more formidable challenges. UKCEH scientists’ novel monitoring techniques and innovative capabilities provide data and solutions to drive effective reservoir water management practice. 

Click to read more about our capabilities, data and case studies

Key capabilities

  • Modelling future scenarios to prevent reservoir failure    
  • Monitoring reservoir water quantity
  • Monitoring reservoir water quality
  • Assessing the ecological impact of reservoirs
  • Researching reservoir-based renewable energy solutions