Brazilian Olympics: Design of water channels for slalom, Middlesborough

8 March, 2016 | 17:45 - 20:00

Brazilian Olympics: Design of water channels for slalom, Middlesborough

About this event

  • The background to the scheme both during the games and in legacy,
  • How the concept we developed for London 2012 has been used and refined based on lessons learnt.
  • The principal components of the development including the white water channels, the pumping stations, boat conveyors and the water treatment system.
  • A key focus of the presentation is the hydraulic modelling exercises undertaken which include by computational Fluid Dynamics and physical scale modelling in the labs at the Czech Technical University.
  • The presentation concludes with interesting opportunities following on from these venues in flood rescue works and river channel works.

The presentation also includes a 4 minute video of the physical scale hydraulic modelling that Cundall did at the Czech Technical University.


Damien Dungworth CEng MICE

Senior Associate – Civil Engineering – Cundall

Damien graduated in 1994 with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. As part of his degree he specialised in Hydraulic Engineering and this has been pivotal to the direction his career has taken. He became a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1998.

Damien has led the engineering design for a number of significant water and wastewater projects, all of a multidisciplinary nature. The skills developed on such schemes have been applied to the design of Whitewater Paddle Sport Venues, most recently in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games.