PBA Applied Ecology Ltd has unparalleled experience in the environmental planning and practical management of water engineering schemes and in-channel river works. We have earned an outstanding reputation for delivering projects on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
Our strength is Applied Ecology – the practical and innovative application of life sciences to real life situations. We assist with the planning and delivery of a range of water engineering schemes including reservoir engineering, catchment restoration and wetland creation, and are acknowledged for the successful completion of large scale projects on highly sensitive sites (SSSI, SAC).
PBA offer a full range of services including baseline ecological survey, planning/consents, method statements, fish rescue, surface water management, water quality monitoring & control, invasive non-native species identification and control, biological monitoring, restoration design and delivery. Where appropriate, we apply protocols that are fully compliant with UK-wide delivery of Water Framework Directive.
A frequent cause of stress amongst project teams is ensuring the maintenance of ecologically acceptable flow and water quality, and that impact on fish and other biota are minimised. PBA assist you in managing these aspects of water engineering projects. At the outset of each project, we can assist in agreeing achievable and ecologically acceptable water quality standards with regulators. Our staff then monitor, advise on containment works, and liaise with regulators throughout.
PBA’s working methods are designed towards most efficient project delivery with minimum environmental impact. Engaging our specialist knowledge at an early stage of project design can help to ensure that the project is completed on time, on budget, and with enhanced conservation benefits. PBA deploy structured teams of professionals, to robustly deal with every challenge, from project conception, to aftercare management. And most importantly, we do this with safety as our No.1 priority. All of our staff are fully trained and equipped, and also attend PBA’s own water safety training/first aid course every year.