The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 65 (1987) > Issues > Issue 6 > The Potential Consequences for Surface Structures of Rising Groundwater Levels Beneath London
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The Potential Consequences for Surface Structures of Rising Groundwater Levels Beneath London

A steady rise in groundwater levels in the aquifer beneath London was noted as long ago as 1972, but only recently has attention been focused on the potential engineering implications of this rise. Sponsored by the Department of the Environment and other interested parties, the Construction Industry Research & Information Association (CIRIA) has organised a study into the problem. This paper describes some of the effects which a rise in groundwater levels might have on structures and is based on work currently being carried out under contract for CIRIA. T. Blower