What we do
IWRM – Integrated Water Resources Management
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Water Supply and Sanitation
Irrigation and Land Reclamation
BETA Studio has developed more than 900 projects all over the world. BETA Studio thrives for innovative design choices, tailored to the projects’ specific needs:
we believe success can only be achieved through a synergic approach which involves the Client, Stakeholders and Partners.
Selection of our significative projects
Within the assignment for undertaking “Feasibility studies, detailed design and preparation of tender document for Angololo water resources development project”, that BETA Studio is developing in partnership with Z&A Engineering Consultancy for designing a dam, hydropower plant, water supply system and irrigation scheme, a week of surveys and workshops was carried out during the first week of September 2021. The Angololo Project is promoted by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) within the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP), a cooperative investment program of NBI; the project is located along the perennial Malaba River, an equatorial tributary of the Nile that marks the border between Uganda and Kenya.
The workshop and meetings held in Busia (Kenya) were well attended by involved the Client, the Local Authorities, the Stakeholders, local and international experts, and the Citizens; it has represented an important opportunity to expose the submitted feasibility study results and establish the future steps of the project. Eng. Marco De Marco, the Project Coordinator for BETA Studio, has actively participated in the coordination of the workshop and its success.
During the on-field inspection activities, held before the workshop, the two Ugandan and Kenyan communities involved in the project met on both sides of the river to share their opinions and intentions. “We are brothers and sisters because, even if we have different flags, we communicate with the same language” was shouted by the Ugandan side and received with thunderous applause by the Kenyan side.
The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program seeks to reduce poverty in the region through the identification and preparation of a strategic portfolio of bankable water resources management and development projects that demonstrate benefits of cooperation to each country, within a broader coordinated water-related investment strategy for the region.
Following the approval of the Final Report on July 2021, regarding the Development Investment Strategy and Infrastructure Plan for Beautifying of Sheger River in Addis Ababa, the African Development Bank has identified two segments of the Sheger River network that will be studied and analyzed in detail by BETA Studio, in partnership with Z&A Engineering Consultancy and A.R.S. Progetti.
The two segments of the Sheger River, selected through an economic and financial analysis based on the application of a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), represent two pilot projects that will undergo detailed engineering design in order to implement flood risk mitigation measures, sewer services and urban redevelopment interventions for the general improvement of Addis Ababa environment.
The Sheger Project Urban is implemented in the framework of the Municipal Development Fund (UMDF), a multi-donor Trust Fund of the African Development Bank launched on April 2019 to scale up interventions in urban development and drive sustainable growth in cities across the African continent. The aim of the UMDF is to support African cities and municipalities to improve their resilience and better manage urban growth and development through planning, governance, and improved quality of public services.
BETA Studio is completing the Final Design of the flood retention basin on Rio Onte (Vicenza, Italy), as hydraulic risk mitigation work of the planned Verona-Padua HS/HC railway line. The hydraulic and hydrological studies determined 660000 m³ total basin volume capacity, in order to mitigate the impact of a project storm precipitation calculated conforming local Authorities’ line guides. The new work will reduce the hydraulic hazard after the realization of the new railway on the complex local hydraulic system of the F. Retrone, close to Vicenza urban territory.
BETA Studio promoted this new work even before the flood event of 2010, as prevention structural measures against flood risk.
The Onte retention basin project is part of the broader “Plan of actions and interventions for the mitigation of hydraulic and geological risk”, edited by the Veneto Region Government following the flood events that occurred in 2010: in this context, we recall the works already designed by BETA Studio in Vicenza province such as the flood retention basin of Caldogno, already completed, the flood retention basin of Trissino, not so far to completion, the flood retention basin of Montebello, right now in the start-up phase.
The planned hydraulic works are entirely designed in BIM – Building Information Modeling environment. The use of BIM methodology offers the possibility of:
- immediately verify the feasibility of design ideas on the basis ina user friendly 3D development environment;
- realize a quick clash detection of interferences (roads, underground services, etc.);
- easily develop the various construction phases;
- efficiently calculate the total costs of the various design hypotheses.