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Totnes flood defence improvements, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 07 May 2020
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Totnes flood defence improvements, webinar

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Totnes is a historic town renowned for its close-knit-community and architecture. Sadly, it has historically been badly impacted by flooding. Whilst a flood defence scheme was built in the 1980s, land use and climate change led to increased flood risk.

In 2018, the Environment Agency (EA) undertook major improvements to defences, reducing to the risk of flooding to 400+ homes and businesses. The scheme was developed by the EA and delivered by BMMJV, a joint venture between Mott MacDonald and BAM Nuttall as part of a Design and Build contract, delivered from Cardiff. We worked holistically, emphasising community involvement.

We collaboratively developed passive-solutions that incorporated environmental improvements, maximising the impact of our works and providing integrated solutions sympathetic to the built and natural environment. We had positive feedback from stakeholders and showed that sustainable schemes can be developed by fostering positive partnerships between government, the private sector, and the community.

Won the ICE Wales Cymru Designed in Wales Award and the Constructing Excellence South West Built Environment Sustainability Award 2019.

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Yvonne Murphy

Yvonne Murphy

Yvonne is the Chair of ICE Wales Cymru, a Senior Civil Engineer and Design Lead at Mott MacDonald Bentley – currently based with Welsh Water in Newport – designing and project managing a wide variety of schemes from river works/flood management to water and wastewater structures and networks. She is an active member of the ICE in Wales, serving on committee in various roles since 2010.

Yvonne is a former General Member and Trustee of ICE Council (2015-2018) and a current Visitor, Trustee and Member of the Board of Management of the ICE Benevolent Fund.

She volunteers as an Ambassador for STEM careers, organising events to encourage schoolchildren and young people.

She is also a Mentor, Delegate Engineer, Supervising Civil Engineer, sponsor and Reviewer for ICE professional reviews, helping to support our members working towards qualification.

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Felicity White

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