12:30pm - 1:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Central Southern branch

Event description

Please note that this is the new date for the postponed webinar from 18 June 2024.

If you have already registered and still wish to attend, you do not need to register again. However, if you are no longer able to attend this webinar on the new date, please cancel your registration.

The River Thames Scheme (RTS) will reduce the risk of flooding to thousands of homes, businesses and vital infrastructure while unlocking the economic, health and environmental benefits of the river between Egham and Teddington, and responding to the challenges of climate change and nature recovery.

The scheme represents a new landscape-based approach to creating healthier, more resilient, and more sustainable communities. The scheme will create new areas of green and blue open space with recreational facilities and a nature recovery network and provide sustainable travel connections to link communities together.

The River Thames Scheme will consist of:

  • A new river channel built in two sections - through Runnymede (between Egham Hythe and Chertsey) and through Spelthorne (between the River Thames at Laleham before meeting Littleton North Lake and upstream of Desborough Cut).
  • Capacity increases downstream of the Desborough Cut and the weirs at Sunbury, Molesey and Teddington.
  • Improving access to quality green, open space and connections with wildlife, in addition to supporting a more sustainable travel network.
  • Creating a network of high-quality habitats to achieve biodiversity gain.

During this webinar you will hear directly from members of the project team about the opportunities and challenges for this exciting major project, including their experience of the Development Consent Order process and developing a new approach to partnership working between the Environment Agency and Surrey County Council.

CIWEM members and non-members interested in learning more about landscape-approached management to alleviate flood risk and create sustainable communities are welcome to attend this lunchtime webinar.

Part of the CIWEM Catchment Management and Flood Resilience and Adaption series.

Register for 11 September 2024

About the speakers

Dave Bedlington | Project Director | River Thames Scheme

Gary Webb | Head of Communications and Engagement | River Thames Scheme

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Lewis Purbrick at lewis.purbrick@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

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