York Society of Engineers Lecture
London relies on a 150-year-old sewer system built for a population less than half its current size. As a result, millions of tonnes of raw sewage spills, untreated, into the River Thames each year.
Tideway is upgrading London’s sewer system to cope with its growing population. A 25km tunnel will intercept, store and ultimately transfer sewage waste away from the River Thames.
Starting in Acton, west London, the tunnel will travel through the heart of London at depths of between 30 and 60 metres, using gravity to transfer waste eastwards.
James will give an overview of the Tideway project, together with a more detailed look at the challenges faced by the Arup Atkins team working on the design of the Western Section between Acton and Wandsworth.
Tea and coffee available from 7.00pm.