Category Archives: Planning

The Gospel According to Noah

Following unprecedented rainfall, much of Southern England has been flooded. Contrast the lack of preparedness of individuals in the Thames Valley with the phlegmatic attitude which pervades in Worcester. It’s all about expectation and planning. This paper seeks to help … Continue reading

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A Strategy for the Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are a unique area in South-West England which have been seriously flooded in 2012/13 and early 2014. A drainage strategy is urgently required to alleviate the situation and provide a permanent solution: A Strategy for the Somerset … Continue reading

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Emergency Planning Strategy

Emergency planning is often foisted onto someone in an organization with little or no experience. The production of written plans, strategies and procedures can be, therefore, quite problematical. The sample strategy which is attached was produced for an organization which … Continue reading

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An Operating Plan for a Sewerage System

Producing an ‘operating plan’ from scratch can be a little thought provoking – but not if you have an example to work from. This one is for a sewerage system but the principles are easily adapted to any other area … Continue reading

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A Water Grid for England?

There has been much talk over the last decade over the possibility of constructing a ‘water grid’ to deal with shortages in the South and East of England. This paper contains a response to the Institution of Civil Engineers questionnaire … Continue reading

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Generic Resource Asset Management System (GRAMPS)

This short paper describes GRAMPS – the basis of a generalised system of asset management which may be applied to any industry which relies on physical assets for the conduct of its business. Gramps For more papers, presentations and procedures … Continue reading

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Outline of an Energy Management Strategy

This is a brief paper outlining the steps that need to be taken in the compilation of an Energy Management Strategy. Whilst written for a water company most of the priciples have general relevance. Outline of an Energy Strategy for … Continue reading

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