6:00pm - 7:30pm


VIRTUAL | WEBINAR | United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Scottish branch

Event description

In October 2013 Scottish Water set out to improve the resilience of water supplies as a key long-term priority based on:

  • Customer research
  • Knowledge at that time of resilience capability
  • A review of near miss events.

Strategic projections set out a long-term vision of a more connected and resilient water system. In the 2013 business plan Scottish Water committed to:

  • Undertaking a structured resilience risk assessment of all systems supplying over 15,000 people covering over 90% of customers.
  • Begin to make improvements to resilience using allowances set out within the rolling 3 year investment update process.

One of the first projects identified was one that, when completed will benefit around 47,000 domestic customers and two major industrial customers in Ayrshire. A loss of supply from the Bradan water treatment works at critical sections will result in a supply shortfall of 47Ml/d. The Ayrshire Strategic Resilience Project will provide resilience to the Bradan Zone supplying water treated in Milngavie, North of Glasgow via a system of 60km new trunk mains, three pumping stations and nine 1500mm micro-tunnels.

Mike Dunlop will describe the development of the project from the single objective, 'To provide resilience to Ayrshire', to the current project that will result in the decommissioning of four aging water treatment works and provide resilience to communities in a path from Thornliebank in South West Glasgow to Kilmarnock.

This talk will provide a strong case study in building resilience into aging infrastructure and will be of interest to anyone working in the water sector as the industry rises to meet these challenges now and in the future.

Part of the CIWEM Water Resources digital series.

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About the speakers

Mike Dunlop

Mike is a Water Engineer who started his career in the industry as a site agent for a water mains rehabilitation contractor in 1980. He took a broad-based engineering degree in Manchester as a mature student and his first job as a graduate was with Anglian Water in Histon. He moved on quickly to Cambridge Water where he started their water mains rehabilitation programme learning the client’s role on the job as the engineer’s assistant. His career included time as a contract manager for Biwater and as a water operations engineer for North of Scotland Water before moving to AECOM.He has been with AECOM for 21 years, based in Edinburgh working mainly on Scottish Water projects but has also worked in diverse locations such as Dublin, Segen in Germany, Budva in Montenegro and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.His project experience has included water and wastewater systems as well as the construction of medium sized flood prevention dams and large channels.He has been seconded to Caledonia Water Alliance since March 2015 and is currently the senior project manager on the Ayrshire Strategic Resilience project.

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, please contact Aisling McGilloway at aisling.mcgilloway@aecom.com.

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