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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Working for the Sustainable Future of the Estuary