Every project we undertake is underpinned by a strong drive to ensure we leave the landscape and its inhabitants in a better environment than we found it.
Waste reuse and habitat creation are key drivers for every project we undertake. We bring our inventiveness, creativity and imagination; ensure we do all we can to reuse, recycle and reclaim. Ensuring habitat for the many and varied flora, fauna and wildlife that rely on our waterways for their natural habitats.
It is not always easy to find inventive and safe ways to reuse and properly dispose of waste from projects. However we often managing to reuse far greater quantities of waste than originally expected.
In fact, our waste water reuse expertise has resulted in the ownership and management of several Environment Agency waste exemption bespoke permits.
Our habitat creation projects are not just beautiful to look at. They serve a serious purpose.
From the design and construction of bird nesting habitats, to the building of fish passes and fish spawning grounds, from floating islands to wetland creation. All our projects have a careful eye on water quality, native aquatic planting, as well as the careful consideration of existing and future inhabitants.
Our recent appointment as sole operators for the Rainham Silt Lagoons on the Thames give us 152 hectares with a massive capacity of over 1.24 million cubic metres to handle non-hazardous dredged material originating from the Thames and Medway catchments. We are working closely with the RSPB, Natural England and the Environment Agency to safeguard the operational function of the site whilst providing and maintaining its SSSI status. The site complements the adjacent, well-established, RPSB site.
"It is my vision that Rainham Marshes is part of our strategy to construct a stepping – stone series of improved wildlife habitats across the UK. These habitats will be formed by reusing dredged sediments and other soils to re-engineer a string of redundant waste sites, turning wasteland into beautiful and much needed wildlife havens. This will allow Land & Water to reclaim and reuse silt and other materials from dredging and associated infrastructure projects thus, contributing to our commitment to work towards a less than 10% disposal policy."