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Event Organiser: British Hydrological Society

Resilient water resources planning: A case study from Seychelles, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 23 October 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Resilient water resources planning: A case study from Seychelles, London

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On day two (23 October) of the Global Engineering Congress (GEC), join this free-to-attend evening lecture, organised by The British Hydrological Society.

The resource efficiency programme for the Seychelles water sector (REPSWS) addressed three key challenges:  1) enhancing energy efficiency across the water supply systems; 2) managing future water demands and water security, and; 3) developing water supply measures for the main islands to 2030. These directly map to the UN’s SDG No. 6 of clean water and sanitation.

REPSWS sort to move decision making onto an evidence based, forward looking and more resilient foundation and demonstrated that the adoption of a water resources planning approach, with the use of appropriate modelling and planning tools, supports the development of a strategic understanding of water systems. The adoption of this approach facilitates proactive decision making on where to focus future investments that offers adaptable, reliable and equitable solutions.

There is also now a new enabling water policy and strategy framework in Seychelles. This includes a strong role for public consultation, and gives due consideration to wider issues of water sector resilience, energy efficiency and water demand management.

Implementation of the adopted water resources planning approach, within this new policy and strategy framework, supports the provision of answers to questions related to water security that are based on inputs from science and engineering. This will result in investment decisions that deliver robust solutions, but also the identification of where to focus additional investment.  This means that in the future, remaining uncertainties associated with these decisions can be reduced and the science and engineering “building-blocks” are progressively improved going forward, strengthening water policy and strategy implementation and targeting the achievement of SDG No.6 for the people of Seychelles.


About GEC

The Global Engineering Congress is bringing together the worldwide engineering community to look at how we can trigger real change and deliver the outcomes specified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The programme offers 5 full days of multi-streamed content. 2,000-plus engineers will take part in a practical programme designed to produce answers that can improve the lives of millions around the world. Don’t miss your chance to take part.


18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 Welcome from the Chair
18:35 Main lecture
19:10 Questions and answers session
19:25 Summation from the Chair
19:30 Networking  in the ICE Café Bar
20:00 Finish


Dr. Mark Futter

Dr. Mark Futter is a Senior Principal Hydrologist with Stantec UK. He has over 25 years’ experience as a consultant hydrologist and water resources specialist, working in the UK and internationally. Mark has also worked in related disciplines, for example, in the UK he has most recently led a team working for an English water and sewerage company investigating the performance of their combined sewer overflows.  He has been resident to support delivery of water resources and river basin management projects in the USA, PR China, Jamaica and Seychelles. He has also been Team Leader of the global support facility to the EU’s Global Climate Change Alliance and is currently project manager leading the evaluation of proposals for funding from the EU’s LIFE 2018 to 2020 programme. He has been a member of the British Hydrological Society since the late 1980s, joining when undertaking his PhD research on flood risk estimation at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Event venue

Instutution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Sach Sandhu

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