Essex branch chair visits Abberton Reservoir for #thisiscivilengineering

David Goodliff (ICE Essex branch chair) visited Abberton Reservoir near Colchester this week as part of our national campaign to raise awareness of civil engineering.

East of England Regional Director Glen Owen, Abberton Scheme Project Manager Daniel Wilson, Comms Project Manager Liz Scott and ICE Essex Branch Chair David Goodliff unveil the banner at Abberton.
East of England Regional Director Glen Owen, Abberton Scheme Project Manager Daniel Wilson, Comms Project Manager Liz Scott and ICE Essex Branch Chair David Goodliff unveil the banner at Abberton.

David Goodliff (ICE Essex branch chair) visited Abberton Reservoir near Colchester this week as part of our national campaign to raise awareness of civil engineering.

This multi-award winning project was completed in December 2013 and was officially opened in June 2015 by Sir David Attenborough.

Abberton from the air.
Abberton from the air.

Essex is the driest county in the UK and Essex & Suffolk Water's Abberton scheme was the first major water resource development in the UK for 30 years. It raised the reservoir's capacity by almost 60% to 41bn litres, and secures water supplies for Essex for many years to come.

Abberton Reservoir is an internationally important site for wildfowl – which this scheme has not only protected but has improved. The scheme was developed with the support of Essex Wildlife Trust and you can visit their visitor centre or visit ESW's website to find out more about the project.

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