List of Visits Available

We are pleased to offer a choice of site visits on the afternoon of Wednesday 7th September.  Places are limited and you are therefore advised to sign up for these in good time.  A small charge will be made for some of the visits to cover the cost of transport.  Booking can be made via CCWI online store (see instructions).

Visit to BoscastleBocastle Flooding

Date: Wednesday 7th September

Starting point: Peter Chalk Centre

Departure time: 13.45

Return to Exeter: 18.30

Cost: £20 per person

The picturesque village of Boscastle, situated on the north coast of Cornwall, was devastated by floods in 2004.  The visit will start in the Peter Chalk Centre, with a short introduction and viewing of a video showing the flooding.  A coach will then take the group to Boscastle (a drive of about 1.5 hours).  In Boscastle, Environment Agency engineers will lead a walk around the village and talk about the nature of the flooding, the consequences and the new flood defence scheme.  There will be time to explore the small village and harbour before returning to Exeter by about 18.30.

Boscastle Flooding 2


Control Centre 1Visit to the Control Centre, South West Water

Date: Wednesday 7th September

Starting point: Peter Chalk Centre

Departure time: 14.00

Return to Exeter: 16.00 approximately

Cost: £10 per person  FULLY BOOKED

Control Centre 2The visit to the South West Water Control Room will allow you to see first hand their central facility for managing and co-ordinating their mobile workforce. They will demonstrate the end to end processes starting from receiving Reactive work through to more detail analysis and finally work planning where they blend the Reactive work with the Planned to ensure that they utilise their work force in the optimal manner. You will see live operation of their real time data acquisition system, their Process Control desks and their work planning systems. Finally they will show the work they are doing to build a mass balance model to optimise the use of raw water resources, treatment works and Distribution infrastructure. Prior to the demonstration they will also give you a presentation on their Operations change management programme PUROS. This will describe the scale of the Exceptional status programme that they have agreed with OFWAT and how this will influence the control facilities in our Exeter Control Room.

Walking tour around medieval Exeter

Date: Wednesday 7th September

Starting point: Peter Chalk Centre

Departure time: 13.30

Return to Peter Chalk Centre: 4 pm

Cost: No charge

This is a guided tour of medieval Exeter on foot.  The tour will last approximately 90 minutes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 12:47

Supporting Organizations

ICE - Institution of Civil Engineers
Pipeline Guild


Hydro International
Bentley Systems
South West Water