Rachel Evans

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Extensive experience of water resources management within the UK water industry and has worked for both water companies and water industry regulators, providing technical advice and analysis on a range of water resources topics.
Full Name
Rachel J Evans
Year of Birth
1964
Nationality
British
Profession
Hydrologist / Water Resource Planner
Range of Experience
Rachel has 14 years’ experience of water resources management within the UK water industry, including 4 years with Thames Water as a Water Resources Planner, and 5 years with Yorkshire Water as Senior Hydrologist. As a consultant, she has worked for both water companies and water industry regulators, providing technical advice and analysis on a range of water resources topics. Project work has included: hydrological analysis, water resources modelling using WRAP/WRAPSim and MISER, developing supply/demand balance scenarios, headroom and outage assessment, climate change analysis, producing Water Resources Management Plan reports.
Career Summary
  • 2010-Date Independent Consultant
  • 2006 – 2010 Arup, Leeds – Senior Hydrologist
  • 1997 – 2001 Yorkshire Water Services Ltd, Bradford – Senior Hydrologist
  • 1995 – 1997 Funding Agency for Schools, York
  • 1990 – 1995 Thames Water Utilities Ltd, Reading – Water Resources Planner
  • 1989 – 1990 SEMA Group, London
  • 1986 – 1987 Water Research Centre, Buckinghamshire - Student placement
  • 1983 – 1984 Midland Bank PLC, Birmingham
Education
  • 1990 MSc, Engineering Hydrology, Imperial College, London
  • 1988 BSc (Tech), Mathematics and its Applications, UWIST, Cardiff
Professional Affiliation
British Hydrological Society
Key Assignments
  • Technical review of Bristol Water’s flow gauging, catchment inflow modelling and yield assessment for their Mendips reservoir sources, to support the company’s proposals for new resource developments.
  • Preparation of Water Resources Management Plan components for Portsmouth Water: review of resource zones, review of deployable output, water resources modelling (using MISER), climate change and headroom analysis.
  • Monitoring and auditing Scottish Water’s delivery of Strategic Water Resource Studies to meet new environmental standards; this work was undertaken on behalf of the Water Industry Commission for Scotland.
  • Update of catchment inflow data used by Yorkshire Water to run their WRAP and WRAPSim water resources models, based on analysis of data from Yorkshire Water’s regional operational database.
  • Review of supply/demand balance scenarios for Yorkshire Water, including: review of deployable output and water resources strategies using WRAP and WRAPSim water resources models, spreadsheet analysis of data on supply and demand and feasible resource options, analysis of headroom and outage following UKWIR guidelines. Preparation of Water Resources Plan documents.
  • Water resources modelling to evaluate Thames Water’s deployable output and develop operating strategies.
Country Experience
United Kingdom
Languages
English
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