The Thames Tideway Tunnel is one of the biggest engineering projects in the UK. Running beneath the River Thames at approximately 15-miles in length and 7.2-metres in diameter, this ‘super-sewer’ has been proposed to tackle the 39 million tonnes of untreated sewage that currently overflows into tidal stretches of the river in a typical year. Preparatory construction work is scheduled to start in 2015 and completion is targeted for 2023.
But as many other cities around the world, including Philadelphia, are exploring and implementing city-wide sustainable solutions, such as SUDS, to deal with water overflows, how far do SUDS represent a viable, low-cost and sustainable alternative to the Tunnel in London?
NLA invited Thames Water to make the case for the Thames Tideway Tunnel at this free NLA breakfast talk, which was followed by a session for questions and debate.
Please note that this event is taking place at CBRE, Henrietta House, Henrietta Place W1G 0NB, not at NLA.
This breakfast talk supports the NLA exhibition Planes, Trains and Drains: London's Booming Infrastructure Business