The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games aimed to provide the 'greenest ever Games' and 'a safe and secure Games for all'. We are happy to have been able to contribute towards both of these commitments.
We concentrated on the following areas:
The environmental legacy of the Games
We worked with other organisations over several years to make sure the environment in and around the Olympic Park benefits from the Games.
Working with partners
We developed good working relationships with a range of organisations to support the Games and its environmental credentials.
Managing the River Thames
We are responsible for navigation of the non-tidal Thames from St John's Lock near Lechlade to Teddington Lock, after which point the Thames becomes tidal.
The Olympic Torch passed down the river at Henley-on-Thames, Hampton and Teddington. We also worked to keep river traffic flowing at Eton Dorney where the rowing events took place.
Responding to incidents
Had there been a flood or other environmental incident during the Games, we were ready to respond. We prepared by drawing up emergency contingency plans, which we tested with Local Resilience Forums and central government departments, including the Cabinet Office.
Local Resilience Forums bring together representatives from public organisations, including the police, fire service, local authorities and the Health Protection Agency - as well as us. We also had operational staff and extra equipment ready to be deployed if needed.