We split into teams and worked in pairs, we worked well this way. With 3 meetings scheduled per day, it ensured everyone was aware of the goals.“If you want to know more about group 4, follow our blog!”
Group 04 Development Presentation
1MAINTAINING WATERSUPPLIES IN THELONDON AREASupervisors: Dr. Neil Mcintyre, Ed Gower & Dr. James LauGroup members: Maximilian Vollmar Theocharis Tofis David Clarke Evdoxia Nikolaou Mithila Patkunan Alastair Courtney Hemal Malde Issam Ashur Jai ShahGroup 4
2Background - Context• The south east of the UK has always been the driest.• Annual rainfall totals have been fallen year on year in the area around London.• Reservoir levels have been falling.• Severe drought expected in the next couple of years.
3Design Brief• Reservoirs in the Thames Water region have reached critical levels (25% of capacity)• Short-term and long term solutions required• Creative ideas encouraged• Sustainable for approximately 3 months• No budget limitations
5 1. In depth quantitative research of Lower Thames reservoirsWork to date 2. Demand modelling 3. Idea Generation 4. Statistical analysis using Matlab 5. Development of viable solutions 6. Final recommendation (Presentation to client)
6The team Project manager Waterbag development Liaison & media officers officers Desalination Conventional bulk import vessel designers investigation officers
7Magnitude of the Problem• Olympics – 500,000 additional visitors to the capital• Below 15% of reservoir capacity, water is no longer palatableDrought Scenario Return period Demand for different lengths of [years] drought [m3/day] 75 days 50 days1976 129 666,931 333,2182006 7.6 539,475 205,7622009 3 259,539 0
15SustainableEnergyExpansion2x 2.5 MW windturbinesCoastal windsGenerates up to60% of energySubsequentinstallmentSupported &Foldable
16RentalPossibilitiesMonthly rental:£1,000,000Op. Costs:-£201,500Installation fee:£500,000 Time Month Start January February March April May June -2013 Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 User Thames Water Country 1 Country 2 Septemb Novemb DecembAnnual profit: Time Month Start (2013) July August er October er er Week 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 User Thames Water Country 1 Country 2£5,395,500 Key Period of Use De/Construction Period Transportation PeriodBased on 6 Unused Time (Maintenance)months rental p.a
17Short-term Conclusion• Less severe drought scenario: • Bulk sea import by tanker • Bulk sea import by water bags• For the worst case scenario: • Seafaring Desalination Vessel• Recommendation: • Combination of Demand reducing strategies and the flexible Seafaring Desalination Vessel
18Critical Session Feedback Issues for future consideration • Location of desalination vessel questioned • Environmental issues • Timescale of implementation • Political issues • Value added
19Long-term SolutionCritical 5 Step Plan1. Identify potential routes2. Advantages & disadvantages of each route3. Nature and scale of engineering works4. Costs, resources & time required5. Technical, social, geological and environmental risks of each route
20Moving ForwardWeek Goals1 • Research & propose 3 short-term solutions ✓2 • Address client requests and concerns • Initiate long term solution plans3 • Integrate short-term solution into long-term solution4 • Finalise design5 • Address client requests and concerns for long-term solution
21Team Dynamics Touch and I’m captain of you will die! this sinking ship 9000 Giga- Are you litres?! serious?!
22MAINTAINING WATERSUPPLIES IN THELONDON AREA Wave Goodbye to Drought!Many thanks to: