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Thames Water flood resilience assessment Apr 2011
Black & Veatch News Release
Thames Water Utilities Ltd has appointed Black & Veatch to appraise flooding resilience at a number of its key water treatment assets within London and the Thames Valley. The work is part of a £4.9 billion investment program in 2010-2015 to help protect infrastructure and maintain water security for the utility's 8.7 million customers in London and its service area.
Assessing the risk of the Thames River flooding

Assessing the risk of the Thames River flooding

Extensive flooding across the United Kingdom in 2007 exposed the potential vulnerability of the country's infrastructure to flood risk and caused disruption to water and wastewater services in some areas.
Paul Harmer, Project Manager at Black & Veatch, said, "Our experience assisting clients in the successful planning, adaptation and mitigation of flood risk, means that we are well placed to help water utilities protect their assets from new and emerging threats."
Black & Veatch will assess the level of flood risk and propose solutions at seven of the utility's operational sites.
The assessments will address river and stream flooding, as well as flooding from excessive rainfall.
"We will work alongside Thames Water and draw on the expertise of Black & Veatch's specialist modeling and environmental teams to carry out a full flood resilience options appraisal for each site," said Harmer.
Black & Veatch has worked with Thames Water for more than 20 years, supporting the water company's need to meet regulatory requirements and fulfill customer expectations with an efficient, high-quality water and wastewater service.
Thames Water is the UK's largest water and sewerage company, serving 13.6 million customers across London and the Thames Valley. It operates and maintains 100 water treatment works, 30 raw water reservoirs, 235 clean water service reservoirs and 288 pumping stations, to supply approximately 2.6 billion liters of tap water every day to 8.7 million customers. Some 15% of Greater London has some extent of known tidal and/or river and stream flood risk. Black & Veatch's scope of work includes an asset vulnerability assessment that considers the risk of failure to individual assets, and risk to the works as a whole, for various flood risk scenarios, including a 1-in-1,000-year event.

References
Black & Veatch to work with Thames Water - TunnelTalk, April 2010
UK water industry awards boost confidence - TunnelTalk, January 2010

           

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