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18:00 - 19:30 14 January 2015

The Natural Grid


Lecture Theatre G6 | UCL Institute of Archaeology (link Map)
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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David Weight, Associate Director, AECOM
Andrew Cripps, Associate Director, AECOM

David Weight introduces a project that might help manage UK water shortages by using a gravity-driven supply carried by canal from the north to the south following a natural contour.

The ambition is to create a long-distance supply that could carry water from where it is abundant, to where there are shortages. By following a contour that amazingly runs all the way from north to south, and by incorporating a slight fall in altitude along the course, water can be moved by gravity alone without pumping.

Although the conveyed water could serve water companies along the route it could also carry water cooled high voltage power cables far cheaper than an undersea cable.David Weight will discuss the multiple other additional benefits from the scheme.

Part of TEP Spring Seminar Series – Get in touch with the Thames


Adam Guy
+44 (0)20 76798 855 | adam.guy@ucl.ac.uk


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