Leo Camelo - cbec eco-engineering UK Ltd

Fluvial Geomorphology
Process-based River Restoration
Natural Flood Management
Riverbank Erosion Assessment
Habitat Enhancement
Llandinam Gravels – River Severn (Completed Date: Jan 2023)

The purpose of the project is to restore an approximately 900m length of the river Severn within the Llandinam Gravels Nature Reserve to a braided channel configuration. The project aims to help preserve habitats that are increasingly rare in the UK context through the use of an assisted recovery approach teamed with morphodynamic modelling, a cbec speciality.

Owenmore Inagh Rehabilitation (Completed Date: Jan 2023)

cbec was commissioned by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) to develop a strategic environmental rehabilitation plan for salmonid habitat improvements in the Owenmore catchment, Co. Galway, an area that has historically been a prime sea trout and salmon fishery. Focusing on physical rehabilitation, cbec’s approach to developing a catchment-scale management plan was based on a novel combination of assessments.

Acacia Hall, Dartford (Completed Date: Mar 2021)

Aim was to produce restoration designs for an extended section of the River Darent in Acacia Hall, Dartford, Kent. The river was significantly impacted through this stretch, with a concrete-lined channel and weir structure within the Acacia Hall reach and generally poor ecological quality and limited aesthetic appearance throughout. Restoration involved the development of a more natural, sinuous channel, removing the extensive hard engineering to reproduce a more visually appealing lowland chalk stream aesthetic.

Leo has approx. 10 years experience in the environmental consultancy sector after graduating with Distinction from the Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management MSc at King’s College London. The core of his work focuses on the river restoration and catchment management sectors for both public and private clients. He specialises in fluvial geomorphology, having worked in the options appraisal stage of several river restoration and flood alleviation projects. His experience also includes compliance assessments for new schemes, geomorphological walkover surveys and contributions to catchment-scale restoration plans associated with the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and NFM.