This meeting on 8th March in the HV Cabin was held with Gareth Evans of eight2o, who are consultants to Thames Water. Gareth has responsibility for developing a hydrology model for Hughenden Valley to aid refinement of the Thames Water Drainage Strategy document, to which HVDIG has already provided information. It is hoped that suggestions/options for improvements can be built into the plan and used as a basis for spending on the valley infrastructure if and when budgets allow.
This meeting gave the opportunity for Gareth to meet with the residents and obtain details from us of the local geology and our experiences during the flooding events of recent years. Gareth is allocated to us for a period of two years and expects to visit HVDIG on a quarterly basis. Since the meeting Gareth has returned to do a walk of the winterbourne section of the stream with members of the DIG.