Karl Hall is Hydro International’s Regional Technical Manager for the Midlands. Karl has over 30 years’ experience in the construction sector, the last 15 of which have been in the water sector. He has been extensively involved in design & installation support for multiple flood alleviation projects, working closely with contractors, consultants and the Environment Agency.
The Award Winning Much Wenlock Flood Alleviation Scheme
Much Wenlock, Shropshire, has a long history of flooding, with 64 properties and an electricity substation flooded 2007. To manage the risk, the Much Wenlock Flood Action Group installed Hydro-Logic® £5,000 flood warning systems in 2014, which was complemented in 2017 by a £2m Flood Alleviation Scheme. The scheme reduces flood risk to 171 properties and won the “sustainability” category in the Environment Agency’s annual Project Excellence Awards.