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- 10:10 am - January 24th, 2012


Plastic as a pollutant of the water environment

The quantities of plastic waste entering the environment are staggering. It has been estimated that up to 12 million tons of…


Are wealth creation and water quality mutually exclusive?

A traditional view of industrialisation is that it means environmental degradation and pollution, and that such adverse impacts…


Green Infrastructure and sewer capacity challenges

Everyone is at it… looking for alternative ways to address chronic and often hitherto intractable problems with sewer capacity,…


Would they have built this if they’d been asked to design a “community raingarden?”

A detention basin in Garthamlock Gorge, Glasgow; not a great contribution to amenity or biodiversity, but hopefully when an…


Toads in the city

Toads in the city

Gaye July 18, 2016

On 1st July 2016 a group of Novatech delegates were taken to a series of developments in Villeurbanne, Lyons, where innovative…


Protecting Europe's Environment

Protecting Europe's Environment

Gaye July 18, 2016

When you think about it Brussels has developed quite a few pieces of legislation: the Habitats Directive, Strategic…


It’s not cool

It’s not cool

Gaye April 18, 2016

What would be the benefits across all those issues for allowing a few degrees of greater warmth inside conference centres,…


High impact drainage systems

High impact drainage systems

Gaye April 5, 2016

High impact rather than low impact drainage systems


More than just a Flood

More than just a Flood

Gaye December 23, 2015

The two main environmental news stories that have been reported over the last two weeks are: the floods in Cumbria, where I…


Let’s have an argument

Let’s have an argument

Gaye November 29, 2015

A discussion on Linkedin some time ago suggested that the best way to start an argument is to invite a bunch of engineers into a…


Beauty is in the eye of the budget holder

At the Scottish Green Infrastructure Forum conference in Glasgow, 6-7 October 2015, several speakers addressed the human health…


House plot raingardens

House plot raingardens

Gaye October 21, 2015

Details of house-plot raingardens