Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 43 articles for: Water and Floods

Cleaning wastewater with algae

Cleaning wastewater with algae

Geoff Watts

When a toilet is flushed, bath emptied or washing machine finishes, that wastewater needs to be treated and discharged safely into the environment. Algae provide a cheaper and lower-carbon method of purification.

Issue 85
Making it rain

Making it rain

Dominic Joyeux

Clever mechanical engineering has been employed to flood the stage in a production of classic musical Singin’ in the Rain, allowing performers to dance, jump and splash about on stage.

Issue 83
Design-led innovation and sustainability

Design-led innovation and sustainability

Hugh Ferguson, Bruce Martin, Darren Barlow and David McAllister

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, combines attractive architecture with innovative engineering to be as accessible and beneficial as possible.

Issue 70
How to create the perfect wave

How to create the perfect wave

Sarah Griffiths

Waves of various shapes and sizes are being created by engineers for swimming, surfing, testing and research

Issue 69
Securing water supplies with sand dams

Securing water supplies with sand dams

Simon Maddrell

Jenny Bardwell talked to Simon Maddrell, Executive Director of the charity Excellent Development, about the principles and success of sand dams.

Issue 66
London's deepest tunnel and shafts

London's deepest tunnel and shafts

Richard Sutherden

The Lee Tunnel – the UK water industry’s largest project since its privatisation in 1989 – is the deepest tunnel ever built in London

Issue 63

Responses to: Education Editorial, Building for floods

Professor Neil A Downie, Professor Kel Fidler FREng, Sir Kevin Leeson and Robert Barker

Issue 60

Bringing cleaner seas to Sussex

Richard Hodgson and Graham Sugrue

Richard Hodgson, Programme Manager, Southern Water, and Graham Sugrue, Project Director, 4Delivery, talked to Ingenia describing both the challenges of the build as well as detailing how a modern sewage treatment plant works.

Issue 60
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