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Dugald Clerk Lecture 2019: Water supply in 50 years’ time

Event organised by ICE

Date
01 April 2019
Time
19:00 - 20:45 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Online

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Overview

The need for everyone involved in the water sector to change the way they do things is increasingly recognised, not just within the industry but by wider society and customers too. The multiple interacting pressures of climate change, population and ageing infrastructure together with the need to protect the water environment mean that we all need to transform the way we provide and use water services. But what might a sustainable and resilient water system actually look like?

Professor Joby Boxall from the University of Sheffield is the leader of the innovative EPSRC sponsored TWENTY65 consortium that is addressing just this issue. TWENTY65 are working in partnership across the water sector to tailor water systems so that they positively impact health, the environment, the economy and society.

In this lecture, Professor Boxall will discuss:

  • The vision of the TWENTY65 consortium
  • Progress in the themes of disruptive research being undertaken, spanning the technical and social, highlighting key advances and opportunities
  • Opportunities and obstacles for the future, and how the sector and different sociotechnical advances need to work together and combine in different ways to deliver sustainable resilient water for the future

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