In The News

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… Read More

Tilbury Port begins its formal consultation on new terminal proposal

The Port of Tilbury begins its formal statutory consultation on Monday 19 June to seek further views from local communities and other stakeholders on its proposals to build a new port terminal near to the current port, to be known as TILBURY2. Tilbury Port has expanded over the past two decades, with a significant increase in the… Read More

River engineering aims to improve water quality and eco systems

 A paper published by civil engineering consultancy HR Wallingford, Green approaches in river engineering: Supporting implementation of Green Infrastructure, outlines evidence-based approaches to river works that conserve or restore nature by improving water quality and ecosystems. The green infrastructure (GI) network is made up of natural and semi-natural features that connect and run through our urban spaces. Rivers… Read More

Radnor Bridge – a new Thames crossing for Twickenham & Ham?

The proposal, back in 2010, that there should be a pedestrian and cycle crossing at Radnor Gardens, close by Cross Deep road in Twickenham to link to Ham on the other side of the river, is beginning to make traction. There are plans to firm up designs for the bridge and to consider ways to fund… Read More

ZSL guidance for tidal Thames fish conservation

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has published guidance on fish conservation for planners, developers, local authority officers and consultants, with the goal of improving fish conservation in the Tidal Thames region, encompassing all Local Authorities adjoining the River Thames between Teddington Lock and Gravesend. ZSL spoke to developers about this guidance at a Thames… Read More

The UN’s Ocean Conference backs sustainable development of the seas

The Ocean Conference is happening at the United Nations in New York City from 5 – 9 June, to coincide with World Ocean Day on 8 June. The Ocean Conference is the first of its kind at the United Nations, focusing on reversing the declining health of our oceans and on implementing  Sustainable Development Goal 14 which… Read More

ICS proposes new objectives to reduce shipping emissions

Members of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), including the UK Chamber, have agreed to set new objectives in reducing shipping carbon dioxide emissions. The objectives aim to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change, while keeping emissions reduction in the hands of the shipping industry itself.  Money will begin to be… Read More

CIWEM environmental photographer of the year competition now open

CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management welcomes entries from all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. More info click here. Also, The Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment  is open for entries. It recognises excellence in… Read More

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