Thames Tideway Tunnel, Reading

9 December, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

One of the Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) that will be intercepted by the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
One of the Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) that will be intercepted by the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

About this event

The Tideway project is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from increasing pollution. This project will tackle the problem of overflows from the capital's Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards.

At 25 kilometres long, up to 65 metres deep, and more than seven metres in diameter, the Thames Tideway Tunnel will be the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry. It is being delivered through a dedicated new wastewater company, Tideway. This talk will provide a brief summary of the history of the project and progress to date, together with some of the technical challenges and aspirations for delivery.

Our speaker, Sian Thomas, is one of the Project Sponsors for the Thames Tideway Tunnel, accountable for system wide integration. Her focus is at the interface between ownership and delivery, taking a long term asset view and assuring that what gets built meets the ultimate system operations' objectives.

A civil engineer by profession, Sian joined Thames Water in 1998 and delivered a number of project and operational roles including 2 years on the Thames Tideway Tunnel as the project team was initially established. After a 4-year stint in gas mega project management, she re-joined the Thames Tideway Tunnel team at the end of 2014.

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