Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Engineering the Lee Valley White Water Centre

01 May 2012

The Lee Valley White Water Centre is the only new build venue for this summer's sporting events that is already open to the public. 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.

The lecture will be delivered by Damian Dungworth, Senior Associate, Cundall

Damien is a Senior Associate in the Civil Engineering group of Cundall, a global multi-disciplinary consultancy.

Damien graduated in 1994 with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. As part of his degree he specialised in Hydraulic Engineering and this has been pivotal to the direction his career has taken. He became a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1998.

Damien has led the engineering design for a number of significant water and wastewater projects, all of a multidisciplinary nature. The skills developed on such schemes meant he was ideally placed for his involvement in the design of the Lee Valley White Water Centre.

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: Damian Dungworth, Senior Associate, Cundall

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Engineering the Lee Valley White Water Centre

Speaker(s): This lecture was delivered by Damian Dungworth, Senior Associate, Cundall

Duration: 1hr 16mins