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Climate Resilient Infrastructure
Friday 22nd February at 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Our infrastructures, the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, hospitals, railways, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, are already vulnerable to today’s extreme weather. Climate changes will increase these vulnerabilities affecting supply, access to resources, operations and patterns of demand.
At this technology showcase, we will look into how we can adapt infrastructure to reduce the impacts of climate change. In doing so we will produce opportunities for infrastructure operators, consultancies, engineers and researchers to work together to develop the skills and capabilities necessary to invest in, design, build and maintain infrastructure for the future. The showcase will enable all parties in the infrastructure sector to exchange ideas of challenges from climate change and the technical solutions that are available, or can be developed, to tackle these challenges.
This FREE workshop organised by EnTRESS (Environmental Technology & Resource Efficiency Support Services) and BECCI (Built Environment and Climate Change Innovation). There will be presentations from academics and businesses (names to be confirmed) along with opportunities for discussions and networking, and a lunch buffet to finish.
Read the governments vision and policy on adapting infrastructure to climate change: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-resilient-infrastructure-preparing-for-a-changing-climate
This event is run by EnTRESS and BECCI. Both teams will be on hand to discuss how each project can support your business.
The EnTRESS team will be on hand to discuss how their project can support you in developing and implementing environmental technology and increasing productivity through efficient use of resources. EnTRESS work with small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the Black Country.
The BECCI team offer free support, across the Black Country and Marches LEP area to SMEs, in the development of products and services that reduce carbon usage.
If you think you could benefit from the free support offered by both EnTRESS and BECCI, then come along to this event and find out more.
Who should attend
Whether you are infrastructure operators facing the challenges from climate change and looking for technical solutions; or you are maintenance and engineering companies looking to expand the scope of your business; or technology consultancies and university researchers trying to develop and implement new technologies to improve the resilience of the infrastructures against climate change, you will have opportunities to get your message across and meet likeminded people, and even develop new business and research opportunities.
Presentations from key note speakers from the industry and academia
Confirmed speakers & presentation topics
Professor Yong Sheng, University of Wolverhampton: Welcome & Opening Remarks
Professor Steve Garrity, University of Leeds: A 21st Century Challenge: Extending the Life of Our Masonry Infrastructure
Professor Chaminda Pathirage, University of Wolverhampton: Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Its Measurement
Peter Wharton, Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants: Green Infrastructure Resilience
John Booth, Carbon3IT: IT Systems and Climate Change
For EnTRESS, call 01902 321871 or email EnTRESS@wlv.ac.uk
For BECCI, call 01902 321028, or email BECCI@wlv.ac.uk