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CANCELLEDImplementing a circular economy in the water sector

An examination of current practice in adopting a circular economy through water engineering and water management

Please note this event is now taking place as a webinar.


Circular Economy means we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end their life. It is a more efficient and environmentally sound alternative to the traditional linear economy in which we make, use and dispose of resources.

Circular economy and materials resource efficiency have gained a large amount of attention at policy level with commitments from the European Union, UK devolved administrations and Local Authorities being introduced. This has driven companies to increasingly seek to incorporate circularity and resource efficiency as significant parts of their sustainability strategy. We don’t yet have a construction industry accustomed to circular economy approaches but there is increasing awareness it will produce benefits across the construction industry such as cost savings, reduced environmental impact and an enhanced reputation.  

This webinar will focus specifically on the water sector. The event will examine the role of water as a key enabler of the circular economy, and look at current practice of industry in adopting circular approaches through water engineering and water management.


Why attend?
Delegates attending this event will improve their awareness, understanding and application of circular economy in construction. This event will also inform the scope for future CIRIA research and event proposals.


12:30  CIRIA Introduction
12:35  Presentation 1, Michael Henderson, AECOM
12:55  Presentation 2, Siraj Tahir & Martin Shouler, Arup
13:15  Q&A
13:30  Close

Who should attend?
UK water operators, regulators, local authorities, clients, designers, contractors, developers, environmental managers, sustainability professionals, environment professionals, waste professionals, research and development specialists, strategy and innovation specialists, product suppliers and manufacturers.

22 November 2018
12:30 - 13:30


Free for CIRIA members

£35+VAT for non-members


If you are experiencing issues registering for this event online please contact us on
020 7549 3300  or email [email protected]

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Further information
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Tel: 020 7549 3300
Fax: 020 7549 3349
Email: [email protected]


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