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.