Dams and Water Resources

Delivering African solutions to African problems



“Creating innovative solutions for a prosperous future”


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Why Choose Us?

We offer unique solutions to water storage requirements from small to large and including lined reservoirs to earth, masonry and concrete dams. Our solutions strive for environmental suitability and sustainability.

MBB’s team of certified dam engineers have extensive experience and practical knowledge that ensure you obtain the best value-for-money facility possible. MBB’s team of certified dam engineers have extensive experience and practical knowledge that ensure you obtain the best value-for-money facility possible.

Our Difference

  • Holistic approach: At MBB, we consider the big-picture of lifecycle cost optimisation. We limit project risks by ensuring experts’ inputs are applied to planning, from concept to completion.
  • Approved Specialists: Our team of Approved Professional Persons for Dams (APPs) and Professional Engineers (PrEng) ensure a safe, effective and appropriate design.
  • Practical: We design systems that suit the end-user; from the complex to robust and durable farm solutions.
  • African solutions for African problems: We understand African conditions.
Footprint in Africa
MBB is an established company of consulting engineers, environmental management professionals, quantity surveyors and project managers.
  • Recipient of the SAACE Award for Excellence in Consulting Development Engineering.
  • MBB has been involved with the investigation, feasibility, design, contracting and construction of more than 500 small and medium sized dams in Africa.
  • Offices in South Africa in Pietermaritzburg, Nelspruit, Stellenbosch, Grahamstown and Mtunzini.

Our Core Services

  • Water Resources: We understand the science of hydrology and the practical aspects of water uses, whether irrigation or urban. Our intuitive approach to water resource modelling ensures that practical outcomes are attainable from scientific research.
  • Dams: MBB’s team of approved dam engineers use their experience to optimally site dams, taking into account the topography, geology and hydrology, together with water demand, social and environmental concerns, to optimise water storage.
  • Weirs: The ideal position, size and orientation of a weir is central to its operational efficiency. Our engineers consider both capital and long-term operational aspects in their design, including structural stability, siltation management and environmental mitigation structures, such as fish ladders.
  • Reservoirs: The design and construction of reservoirs is undertaken by attention to location, optimal sizing and the efficient utilisation of available building materials. These range from brick and ferro-cement to large reinforced concrete or steel structures.

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