13 January 2021
In October 2013 Scottish Water set out to improve the resilience of water supplies as a key long-term priority based on:
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:
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.
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.
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