Thames Gateway

Investment: The UK government is investing in new infrastructure in the Thames Gateway development region including grey infrastructure: transport, energy, industry, housing and green infrastructure such as natural flood management.  These investments have the goal of achieving the triple win for economy, jobs and environment.  

Scientific/Technical Project Contribution: We will deploy monitoring stations in specific investments to understand their impacts on the environment at a range of sites. We are monitoring the effectiveness of: 

Forests as barriers to air, noise and light pollution from road and air transportation infrastructure 

Impacts of Regenerative Agriculture on Water and Carbon under different management conditions

Leaky dams as a natural flood mitigation strategy

Impact of traffic calming around schools on air pollution