Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Water: A Glass Half Full or a Glass Half Empty?

30 November 2009

The UK Government has ambitious targets for growing our economy out of the recession, and has committed internationally to an 80% reduction in  carbon emissions. However, energy is not the only factor in the resources and development debate.

The south east of England is now officially ‘water stressed’ and something drastically different from traditional solutions is required in the near future from water engineers.

The problem is hard facts are hard to come by - guidance for planning is imprecise and dogged by contradictions, so targeting sustainability and achieving efficient capital project development is difficult. This lecture will review the questions from both strategic and local perspectives. The discussion will put in context some answers for the future engineering of water infrastructure.

Presentations will be provided by:

Andy Howe, Sustainable Communities Advisor, Environment Agency

Jim Jenkins, Abberton Programme Manager, Essex & Suffolk Water

Clips:

L114 - EESG Lecture

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Duration: 1:40