ERIIP Showcase webinar - Water sector

Dawlish railway

28 November 2016, 13:00 - 14:00 (Monday)

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The NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation programme showcased 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 event showcased recently completed projects that tackle environmental risks to the water sector.

Attendees at this event:

  • heard directly from the academics involved in ERIIP funded projects, and had an opportunity to ask questions about the projects
  • examined the impact funded projects have had on industry to date
  • had an opportunity to identify project outputs that may be transferable to their businesses
  • developed 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

For further information please visit CIRIA website - external link.