ERIIP Showcase - Water sector

A showcase of NERC funded innovation projects which take the outcomes of existing research and translate these into industry-relevant information, tools to help UK infrastructure identify environmental risks, assess their impacts on infrastructure and develop solutions. This webinar will focus on the water sector.

Decision-makers are increasingly faced with the challenge of making our infrastructure resilient and mitigating the effects of extreme weather events and climate change. There is a wealth of data, knowledge and expertise in the UK research base which could address this challenge but this valuable resource is often difficult to access and requires translating to be more readily used.

The Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme is a five-year, £5m initiative, which will be driven by the needs of the business community and decision-makers. It will provide sound evidence for the identification and assessment of environmental risks and their impacts on infrastructure, translating the latest research into industry-relevant outputs.

More information on the programme is available here on the NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure webpage.

This event will showcase recently completed projects that tackle environmental risks to the water sector.

Why attend
Attendees at this event will:
  • Hear directly from the academics involved in ERIIP funded projects, and have an opportunity to ask questions about the projects
  • Examine the impact funded projects have had on industry to date
  • Have an opportunity to identify project outputs that may be transferable to their businesses
  • Develop understanding of what academics are working on outside of the ERIIP programme
13:00    Welcome and overview of the NERC ERIIP Programme
13:05    Overview of the challenges and hazards to the water sector
             Will Carroll, Scottish Water
13:15    Geological factors in pipe failure for better infrastructure management
             Dr Andrew Tye, BGS
13:30    Vulnerability of proximal infrastructure to sand washout from
             burst water pipes and leaking sewers
             Dr Timothy Farewell, Cranfield Unviersity
13:45    Q&A
14:00    Close

Who should attend?
Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Risks Engineer, Resilience Managers, Consultants

28 November 2016
13.00 - 14.00

FREE to attend

If you are having problems registering for this event online please contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300 or email

28/11/2016 - 28/11/2016

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