Cleaning Up The Thames: Success or Failure?

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, London, EC1N 2HH

Free public lectures by Professor Carolyn Roberts, Frank Jackson Professor of the Environment and IES Vice President

The Thames is often hailed as an international success story. Engineering works solved 19th century sewage problems, improving Londoner's health. Salmon, otters and birdlife are now reported to be flourishing along the Thames and the waterfront has been reinvigorated with new buildings. On the other hand, Thames Water PLC has been heavily fined for environmental offences that compromised human health, contaminated land and affected ecosystem. Levels of chemicals in river water are high. Will the Thames Tideway tunnel solve flooding and pollution? 

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

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