Alastair Elder has over 35 years’ experience in the water industry on the project management, study, promotion, procurement, design and supervision of construction of water supply, flood alleviation and river engineering, dams and reservoirs, drainage and wastewater schemes. He has coordinated multi-disciplinary teams including planners, civil and M & E engineers, architects and landscape architects, scientists and ecologists. Mr Elder has been a Technical Assessor for the Drinking Water Inspectorate and a named Reporter undertaking certification of submissions to the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) for two water companies.
He has been responsible as Director for major water and wastewater schemes; river engineering strategies and projects; water resource studies; post project appraisals; asset management planning; annual safety inspections from three major dams in Botswana; due diligence assessments; a major privatisation project in Papua New Guinea; advice to private water supply undertakers; provision of expert evidence. Particular projects have included: Testwood Lakes bankside storage scheme – environmental assessment, promotion, design and site supervision; various Environment Agency term consultancies, including assessment of effects of Jubilee Line tunnelling on R Thames flood walls and the study, design and implementation of flood defence projects; MAFF post project evaluations. Alastair has worked on projects in the UK, Africa and Asia.