Skip to content
Search
Type
Lecture

Bicentenary Water Lecture: The past, present and future, London

Event organised by ICE

Date
19 September 2018
Time
19:30 - 21:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

This event has now ended

You can catch-up on details or any broadcast and downloads here.

Watch recording

Overview

As part of our bicentenary celebrations, ICE will host a special lecture on 19 September exploring the past, present and future of water engineering.  

We cannot live without water; access to it, and its use and disposal have defined civilisation. Globally the combination of increasing urbanisation, population growth and climate change offer new challenges, but technological changes also offer new possibilities. 

Presented by Professor Chris Binnie, the ICE 200 lecture will look back at the progress made in water engineering during the Institution’s first hundred years – as seen through the eyes of Chris’ great-grandfather - London’s Chief Engineer and an ICE President.   

Professor Binnie will discuss progress made in the last 100 years, before casting forward to possibilities for the future. The final act will be presented as a lecture from a Mars colony - looking at how population growth, climate change, sea level rise, increased flooding, greater droughts, and the development of technology changed the water landscape and how engineers coped with the challenges.

Register today to join this free and unique journey through water engineering. 

For more information please contact:

ICE Events Team