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About Us

PyTerra provides analytical and business services to organisations and communities which need to resolve complex water and waste water issues.

PyTerra has developed an innovative approach to creating collaboration networks which allow multiple stakeholders to work together.

PyTerra applies innovative trading mechanisms and market structures in order to support the development of distributed upstream infrastructure solutions.


PyTerra Ltd – David Arscott (Managing Director)

David has over 30 years of experience of advising organisations on how to make better use of their assets. He has also developed and patented innovative technologies, licensing their use in the UK and USA. David continues to innovate, e.g. working with partners on algorithms for optimising freshwater networks and machine learning for flood prediction.

David Arscott

David Arscott

PyTerra Ltd – David Seall (Board Advisor)

David is an experienced Director, Advisor and Chartered Engineer. He was the Regional Chairman of the Institute of Directors for the South East of England and a Member of the national IoD Council. Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Engineering Employers Federation for London and the South East (EEF South) for over 10 years, working with hundreds of technology based companies.

David Seall


WSP is an international civil engineering consultancy. It specialises in providing hydrological and water quality modelling together with analysis of the potential of upstream services.

Alastair Atkinson

Bruno Venturini

Dr Kostas Eftaxias

Jonathan Fisher Environmental Economics

Jonathan is a freelance environmental economist with more than 40 years experience of delivering practical applied economic analyses of environmental matters, including water and flood risk management and ecosystems services. Up until 2014, he was economics manager at the Environment Agency where he was responsible for economic analysis and advice on water and flood risk management in England.

Dr Jonathan Fisher

The team has an extensive network of consultants, technologists and academics.

PyTerra Publications


Use of smart technology on natural flood management projects


Water: creating solutions through local markets


Flooding: Local Markets Local Solutions


PES in the Network Society – The Water Report, April 2017 Issue

Water and Democracy – The Water Report, September 2016 Issue

Water As A Service – The Water Report, July-August 2015 Issue


Delivering Water Security for All During Shale Gas Production

Assessing the Viability of Machine Learning to Automate the Storage and Release of Floodwater


  • 6/3/18 – Ecobuild 2018, ‘The viability of machine learning to automate the storage and release of floodwater’, London
  • 19/10/17 – Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forests for Water), ‘Developing a Catchment Water Quality Trading Platform’ with Dr Jonathan Fisher, Croatia (Skype)
  • 13/6/17 – Water and Onshore Oil and Gas: Two Years On, ‘Delivering Water Security for All During Shale Gas Production’, London
  • 18/2/16 – Environmental Sensing for Sustainable Development, ‘Real-time Sensing in the Optimisation of Produced Water Management’, London

Website Acknowledgements

Website development by Kyanite Consulting (http://www.kyaniteconsulting.co.uk/)


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