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The Thames Tideway Tunnel By Mr Phil Stride (Chartered Civil Engineer, Thames Tideway)

The Thames Tideway Tunnel
by Mr Phil Stride (Chartered Civil Engineer, Thames Tideway)

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Preventing another Great Stink - the legacy of Sir Joseph Bazelgette and the Thames Tideway Tunnel
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The Thames Tideway Tunnel: Preventing Another Great Stink by Mr Phil Stride (Chartered Civil Engineer, Thames Tideway)

In 1858 the `Great Stink of London' made much of the city along the Thames uninhabitable. Between 1848 and 1854 nearly 25,000 Londoners died of cholera, a disease borne by foul water. Joseph Bazalgette saved the city, building sewers that would serve 4 million people and stop waste water emptying into the Thames. These sewers are still the backbone of London's sewerage system today, but the city's population is now approaching 10 million; the old sewers can't cope and action needs to be taken to ensure that `The Great Stink' never happens again. This is where the Thames Tideway Tunnel comes in: a GBP4.2 billion, 25km-long, 7.2m-diameter tunnel that will stop virtually all of the sewer overflows into the Thames and give us a cleaner and healthier river and city. This is the inside story on the tunnel, from the very start to breaking ground and all the steps along the way. Written by Phil Stride, a leading civil engineer, it is a unique chance both to see behind the scenes of an incredible civil engineering project and to meet the people who've taken it forward over the last ten years.

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The Thames Tideway Tunnel Reviews

Delighted that [Phil is] writing the book . . . so important to capture the learning from this fantastic project. -- Victoria Borwick
A fascinating account of the trials, hazards and occasional perils of making the greatest contribution to the cleansing of the Thames since Sir Joseph Bazalgette in Victorian times, written by one who was at the centre of the operation. -- Dr Stephen Halliday
A fascinating insight into how communities can help shape big infrastructure projects. -- Justine Greening
A comprehensive and authoritative overview of one of the great engineering projects of our time, written by someone who was at the heart of the action from the outset. -- Nick Raynsford

About Mr Phil Stride (Chartered Civil Engineer, Thames Tideway)

Phil Stride is the Strategic Projects Director at Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd, the company financing and delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel. He was head of the project for the majority of its existence and engaged in this amazing engineering feat from the start, having worked in the water industry for over 40 years. He is recording this story as a legacy for future generations to learn from.

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The Thames Tideway Tunnel: Preventing Another Great Stink by Mr Phil Stride (Chartered Civil Engineer, Thames Tideway)
Mr Phil Stride (Chartered Civil Engineer, Thames Tideway)
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