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Published: Delivering compliance through effective environmental management

April 03, 2020

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In this Institute of Water Magazine article, Stantec’s Chris Rochfort shares how environmental risks are managed on large scale programmes in the UK water sector

By Chris Rochfort

eight2O, the largest delivery alliance in the UK water sector, will carry out £1.75bn of capital investment work during the AMP6 period (2015-2020). The partners involved are Thames Water, two design & build joint ventures, SMB and CABV with Stantec providing design and environmental capability to SMB and programme controls for the whole alliance.

So how are environmental risks managed on a programme of such scale? 

The key to the effective delivery of environmental compliance in a joint venture is to establish an experienced, multidisciplinary team, benefitting from clear and effective tools, templates and processes, and communicating regularly says Stantec’s Principal Environmental Advisor Chris Rochford.

In this Institute of Water article, Chris shares his thoughts on how teams must work closely with engineering and contractor colleagues, regulators and stakeholders to develop consistent procedures that everyone understands, promote best practice and bring ideas and innovation into the alliance to benefit projects. 

View the online article and latest issue of the Institute of Water Magazine here.

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