Engineering Lee Valley – building a white water course

| April 26, 2012

Engineering the Lee Valley white water course

This free lecture on Tuesday 1st May 2012 explores the construction of Lee Valley’s artificial white water course.

White water is naturally found in steep, upland river systems and recreating this on the flat plain of the Lee Valley required the construction of an artificial, pumped, white water course.  The lecture discusses the engineering of the venue looking at the components of the white water course, creating the white water and the development of the site masterplan.  It looks in detail at the pumping station design and shows how lessons learnt from other developments have helped achieve a sustainable legacy.


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Engineering the Lee Valley White Water Centre Tuesday 1 May 2012 

Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ. This lecture is free and open to the public.

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I enjoy exploring the UK’s wild spaces, rivers & seas, especially in & around London. I promote kayaking, canoeing & SUP opportunities across London at and I walk away from the beaten track at - Ian Tokelove