Images of Research: Adapting to advance

The beauty in what lies beneath

Category: Green recovery

Dried out canal sediment that looks like decorative paving with little patches of moss

A verdant landscape in miniature is revealed following dredging of sediment from the Caledonian Canal at Laggan. Usually bound for landfill, this joint project with Scottish Canals aims to re-purpose the sediment as building aggregate (such as for landscaping or a paving base layer) therefore reducing waste and the carbon footprint of maintenance dredging.  

Entrant: Keith Torrance , Civil And Environmental Engineering

Copyright: Keith Torrance

Funding: The Interreg funded SURICATES project.


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