Category Archives: News

Infrastructure Innovation Platform Enables Collaboration

The Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform (i3P) is an innovative new platform that allows the brightest minds in infrastructure to collaborate to deliver infrastructure for the future, reports Natasha Levanti in Infrastructure Intelligence. Composed of seven clients and 14 tier one contractors or consultants, iP3 aims to showcase and capitalise on innovations from throughout the supply… Continue Reading

Towards An Air Quality Strategy For The Thames

Improving air quality is one of the major challenges facing London and other urban areas around the UK. Recent studies show that around 9,400 deaths in London per year are attributed to air quality related illnesses. Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive of PLA says “As custodians of the tidal Thames, the UK’s busiest inland waterway and… Continue Reading

Mayor Seeks Views On Draft Transport Strategy

The Mayor’s Transport Strategy sets out the Mayor’s policies and proposals to reshape transport in London over the next 25 years. It builds on the vision for a better London that the Mayor outlined in ‘A City for All Londoners’, and takes forward the approach set out in ‘Healthy Streets for London’.     The… Continue Reading

Bid to Create River Thames Nature Reserve in Oxfordshire

A wildlife trust wants to raise £220,000 to buy farmland and create the first nature reserve to cover both sides of the Thames. BBC Oxford reported that The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is targeting an area at Duxford Old River across the river from its Chimney Meadows reserve in Oxfordshire. The result… Continue Reading

A Visionary Vision for The Thames

Disappointed with previous visions for the Thames, Tim Beckett, co-founder of the marine consultancy engineers Beckett Rankine, has developed a vision that places planning for London’s future flood defences at its heart. His aim was to create a “deliverable visionary vision” and he launched his Alternative Vision for The Thames at the Institute of Civil… Continue Reading

29 September Deadline for Thames Lens Photography Competition

In partnership with the Port of London Authority, Thames Lens invites non-professional photographers to travel onto and by river to capture unique shots of the  Thames that respond to the theme of river, community and identity. This year there is an Instagram category to the competition, allowing users to easily submit images or moving Gifs… Continue Reading

Global Innovation Competition Opens For Students To Fight Marine Plastic

UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic launch a worldwide innovation challenge for university students to fight plastic in oceans.  Winners will attend the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California and receive free mentorship to help them develop their ideas. Entries are open for the world’s first student competition to find the next generation of solutions to… Continue Reading

Contaminated Sediment in Wandsworth – When Testing Pays Off

  A recent article in Dredging and Port Construction reported that silt build-up over 25 years at the Wandle tidal weir in Wandsworth was not only affecting the habitat for fish and wildlife but also a peaceful, open area for the public.   With backing from the Environment Agency, Marine Management Organisation, Port of London… Continue Reading

New Maritime UK Career Portal Launched

To support the launch of the new Maritime UK career portal, a career pack has been produced which includes opportunities in London and on the Thames.    Welcoming the launch of both resources, David Dingle CBE, Chairman of Maritime UK said:  “Careers in the maritime sector are arguably one of this country’s best-kept secrets.” “Whether onshore or… Continue Reading

Tideway CEO Named First TEP Fellow

On the 20th June Thames Estuary Partnership named Tideway’s chief executive, Andy Mitchell CBE, as its first honorary Fellow for outstanding contributions to the wellbeing of the River Thames and commitment to making London an example of environmental sustainability to the world. Andy Mitchell CBE is the chief executive of Tideway, the company building London’s new super… Continue Reading