6:00pm - 8:00pm


Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, County Down BT9 5AB United Kingdom


Free to attend

Event description

The first CIWEM Northern Ireland branch and ICE joint technical lecture of 2020 is on the Thames Tideway project.

London relies on a 150 year ‘combined’ sewerage system designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgate, which collects not just sewage and other wastewater but also rainwater run-off from roads, gutters and pavements.

As the population has grown and green open spaces available to soak up rainfall have reduced, the existing system no longer has the capacity to meet the demands of modern day living.

The Thames Tideway project involves upgrading the sewer system to cope with 21st century life. A 25km super sewer system will be built under the Thames from Acton to Beckton to intercept, store and ultimately transfer sewage waste away from the River Thames. New open public spaces will be created alongside the tunnel, as well as sustainable drainage systems assisting deliver natural flood alleviation and establishing new habitats for wildlife.

About the speaker:

Andy Mitchell CBE, FREng

Andy Mitchell is chief executive officer at Thames Tideway. He took the role as CEO after leaving his post as Programme Director and Board Member at Crossrail in summer 2014. Andy has managed a number of high-profile projects both in the United Kingdom and overseas. After 12 years working in the United Arab Emirates, France and South Africa, and on major developments such as Hong Kong Airport and the Hong Kong West Rail, he joined Network Rail in 2001. He was Project Director for Network Rail's Southern Power Upgrade project and was also the Senior Programme Director of the Thameslink Programme.

Andy is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Chairman of the IUK Infrastructure Client Group and a visiting professor at Leeds University.

Booking information

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking on, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

Please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

If you have any queries, please contact Robert Smith at RSmith@mcadamdesign.co.uk.

Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most sustainable means of transport possible.

The Ulster Museum is situated in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens in the south of the city. The nearest railway station is Botanic train station just 10 minutes’ walk away. Botanic station is served by the Bangor to Portadown, Larne and Londonderry lines, as well as connecting with cross border services going from Lanyon Place railway station and the main bus and train interchange in the city, Great Victoria Street Station.

For those travelling by bus from the city centre there are the Metro 8A and 8D services from Donegall Square East to the bus stop on the Stranmillis Road side of the museum building, which run every 10 minutes.

If you do come by car, please consider sharing your journey with others. Local on street parking is available but limited.For those who have mobility issues, there are five dedicated spaces for Blue Badge holders. Access to these spaces is from the Stranmillis Road side.

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