London 2050: Engineering the Future – Lecture 2: Water, seeking solutions to higher demand, London

16 June, 2015 | 18:30 - 20:00

London 2050: Engineering the Future – Lecture 2: Water, seeking solutions to higher demand, London

About this event

The Mayor has launched the London Infrastructure Plan 2050 after a three month consultation and is now setting out the next steps to improve the delivery of London's infrastructure to make sure that London receives the investment it needs.

This plan is the first attempt to set out the full range of infrastructure requirements for the capital over the next 35 years, during which time the population of London is forecast to increase by 37 per cent to more than 11 million people.

This series of public lectures, supported by the Mayor of London, will cover the transport, water, energy, waste and resource management sectors.

The second lecture examines the effects of increased demand for water in the capital. With demand projected to exceed supply by 10 per cent in 2025 and by 21 per cent in 2040, water management is becoming an increasing concern for London. The lecture will focus on what civil engineers, policy makers and service providers are doing now and what needs to be done in order to avoid a water shortage crisis.

Lecture 2: Water, seeking solutions to higher demand

Chair: Ian Kirkaldy, Chief Engineer, Southern Water

Speaker 1: Alex Nickson, Strategy Manager for Climate Change Adaptation and Water, Greater London Authority

Speaker 2: Richard Aylard CVO, External Affairs & Sustainability Director, Thames Water

Speaker 3: Jacob Tompkins, Managing Director, Waterwise.

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