Gatwick Airport, Anglian Water, UK Power Networks and the Committee on Climate Change are amongst the big name clients who will speak at the Institution of Civil Engineers' Infrastructure Gateway at Ecobuild 2017, as part of the Energy, Resilience and Climate Change (ERCC) campaign.
ICE's Engineering Knowledge division launched the ERCC campaign to promote the crucial role that civil engineers can play in tackling climate change, and to help engineers future proof their careers, communities and profession.
The Gateway at Ecobuild will play an important part by connecting major infrastructure clients and contractors with the wider built environment community to plan together for a more resilient future. Focus will be on energy and water as the seminar builds on recent ICE-led National Needs Assessment recommendations, from energy storage and technology, the UK's future energy mix and water resource planning to 2050.
Moreover, in the face of DEFRA's abstraction reform, the energy and water sectors need to collaborate on the management and use of water, and agree a path to mitigating and preventing the impacts of climate change.
Ecobuild is a key meeting for ICE to progress the campaign agenda, outcomes will form the basis of more targeted discussions at the Decarbonised Energy and Water Resilience Conference on 3 - 4 May. As regulation develops to meet 2050 targets, energy companies need to sustainably decarbonise and water companies must prioritise resilience measures. More information is available on the Ecobuild programme and the complete Decarbonised Energy and Water Resilience programme.