Civil engineering hydraulics specialist, HR Wallingford, has teamed up with Fourth Element Consulting, Johannesburg to target the rapidly developing economies in southern Africa.

HR Wallingford brings extensive international experience in maritime engineering, coastal management, flood management and environmental hydraulics to clients in the region. Fourth Element has international project experience together with local knowledge in water resources, modelling and design, and environmental assessment and management.

The partnership builds on the existing presence of both organisations in southern Africa, and their respective track records with local and national governments and the mining, oil and gas, energy and bulk infrastructure industries, the companies said in a statement.

The two organisations are already collaborating on a project to investigate flood management solutions for the Orange River in South Africa.