A reliable water supply goes well beyond ensuring drinking water and sanitation. It is the key to health, food security, energy access, and safe industry. LR’s water division is doing its part to promote global access to safe water and to agricultural development by providing tailor-made integrated solutions that are environmentally friendly from the source to the end-user.
We develop water systems to provide access to safe water, guided by a holistic perspective on all aspects of the project. With over 30 years of experience working in remote locations, as well as in towns and cities lacking access to fresh water, we have the knowledge and sensitivity to meet the unique needs of each community. LR’s world-renowned experts use state-of-the-art water technologies, including computerized management systems, to create stable and efficient foundations for sustainable water supply projects.
We build on this foundation by transfer of know-how, providing training for local residents on the most suitable water system technologies, including theoretical and practical on-site training at our existing water facilities. This strengthens the project itself, as well as the employment prospects for the entire community. In order to ensure the sustainability of the project, LR’s experienced managers remain on-the-ground and involved over the long term, until local employees are completely fluent in management, operation, and adequate maintenance of the water system.
We provide a variety of integrative solutions to meet any need
Integration and efficient management of water resources are the keys to providing access to safe water and the economic development that accompanies it. LR designs systems that take into account existing surface and groundwater resources, desalination, wastewater treatment and reuse, as well as simplicity, for optimal management and lowered operation costs.
Using dams, weirs, river channeling, dikes, drainage canals, and pipes, we create systems that keep the water where it should be. In addition to preventing flood damage, good drainage and flood control systems limit the waste of clean water, and stop the spread of disease caused by water build-up in stagnant ponds. These systems store the surplus water in reservoirs or artificially recharge it to the aquifer for later use during the dry season.
The LR water division builds complex infrastructures that include intake, water treatment plants, conveyance systems, ground-level reservoirs, elevated water tanks, distribution systems and house connections. These systems are designed with careful thought, using forecasts of future water demand in each sector, based on population growth and increases in standard of living.
In addition to building new systems, we analyze and upgrade existing infrastructures to reduce water losses caused by leakages. In many cases, this fast and relatively inexpensive solution can significantly increase the water supply of a city.
Advanced wastewater systems can often go beyond safe, environmentally-friendly disposal, to treat the water for reuse in agricultural development. Our water division designs smart wastewater systems, which include efficient collection systems, secondary or tertiary level treatment plants, wastewater recycling, and effluent reuse.
LR’s water division enables efficient and productive use of water resources by using smart pressurized irrigation, including drips, pivot centers, sprinklers, and more.
Primarily using reverse osmosis membrane technology, we provide additional fresh water through desalination of seawater and brackish water, which can offer a significant boost to available resources.
The Water division provides solutions ranging from feasibility studies and national and regional level planning to full EPC with finance facilitation, BOO, BOT, and PPP projects.