Dr Adam Read
external affairs director
After David Attenborough’s Planet Earth, the realisation of the human impact on our environment has never been so great, and calls for action have never been so numerous. The backlash against plastic (and its global export and leakage into the rivers and oceans) needs closer reflection, as does the clamour from some quarters for deposit return schemes which have worked across the world.
Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ, will take a closer look at plans in both the Europe and UK for a radical reform of waste and resource policy and reflect on where some of the proposals are heading, the possible weaknesses in the proposals, and the role that producers, local government, waste management companies, and the general public will have to play in delivering this resource revolution.
What do we need to know about extended producer responsibility, consistent collections and taxes for low recycled content in packaging?
He will also consider recent innovations, collaborations and changing business models and whether these disruptors can help with the delivering the much-needed resource revolution. Dr Read will finish off by looking at the UK in 2030 and beyond, the need for a resource sector deal which cements the role of the resources sector as a facilitator for green growth in other sectors (manufacturing, aviation, chemicals and agriculture). He will open up a debate about the future role of engineers, scientists and wider academia in supporting a new resources paradigm.
This event is co-hosted by CIWM and CIWEM.
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This event is part of the annual Thomas Telford Prestige paper series, showcasing award winning papers from the previous year. This paper and Author won the Charles Manby prize at the ICE Awards Ceremony 2021.
The conference will explore the implementation of COP 26 policies, including a wide range of topics which will positively impact the way we live our lives from transport strategy through using new and sustainable technologies.
The University of Strathclyde and the British Hydrological Society are pleased to invite you to the 2022 British Hydrological Society Peter Wolf Early Career Hydrologist’s Symposium, which will be hosted by the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow from 22 to 23 March 2022.