Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Summit planned on rising groundwater problem

THAMES WATER is to hold a summit in March with London businesses and local authorities to hammer out a solution to the capital's rising groundwater problem.

The company is leading studies into rising groundwater levels as part of the General Aquifer Research, Development and Investigations Team. It warned London minister Nick Raynsford in September (NCE 1 October) that hundreds of deep basements, foundations and tunnels could be damaged without a city-wide programme of strategic abstractions.

A Thames spokesman said the summit would look at possible solutions to the problem and find a way to fund abstractions.

The summit will be held at the Guild Hall in the City of London and is expected to be attended by Raynsford, the Environment Agency, London Underground, local authorities and businesses. A preliminary date of 17 March has been set.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.