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University of Wolverhampton Science Park

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Our infrastructure, needed for the operation of society and enterprise (e.g. buildings, roads, hospitals, railways, power supplies), is already vulnerable to today’s extreme weather fluctuations. Continued climate change will increase these vulnerabilities affecting supply, access to resources, operations and patterns of demand. At this workshop 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.

There will be presentations from academics and businesses along with opportunities for discussions and networking, and a lunch buffet to finish.



Aim

This FREE workshop, organised by EnTRESS, will enable all parties in the infrastructure sector to exchange ideas of the challenges posed by climate change and the technical solutions that are available, or can be developed, to tackle these challenges. From this event the University of Wolverhampton would like to create partnerships with attendees for potential future research collaborations and funding applications in this topic area.


Confirmed speakers & presentation topics *Update*

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



Who should attend

  • Infrastructure Operators

  • Maintenance & Engineering Companies

  • Technology Consultancies

  • University Researchers

  • Utility Providers



Agenda

9.30am - Registration & Networking

10.00 - 11.30am - Presentations from key note speakers from the industry and academia

11.30 - 12.30 - Discussion, Q&A, Networking

12.30 onwards - FREE Lunch & Networking



About us

This event is run by EnTRESS and the team will be on hand to discuss how they can support you in developing and implementing environmental technologies and increasing productivity through efficient use of resources. EnTRESS works with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Black Country.

If you think you could benefit from the free support offered by EnTRESS then come along to this event and find out more.



Contact us

Call 01902 321871 or email EnTRESS@wlv.ac.uk

www.wlv.ac.uk/EnTRESS

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