A Green Spine for England: Water, Power, Transport, Communications
Track: Modeling Techniques
Authors: Simon Gee
AECOM is investigating the potential for a new 600km canal in the UK. The primary function would be bulk water transfer, requiring a hydraulic gradient induced by periodic locks along its length. The initial phase of analysis developed a proof of concept and prototyped GIS tools for assessment of potential routes. Using Open Data and Geoprocessing models taking account of height and constraints, initial routes at different levels were created to feed into more detailed economic studies.