Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation is to reveal the latest thinking and innovations in smart water management during two key seminars at this year’s Flood Expo, held at the NEC in Birmingham on 22 and 23 September.
On the first day at 2.45pm, Sean Robinson, specification director for Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation, and Phil Williams, principal water engineer of EPG, will introduce delegates to green urbanisation and how smart water management can establish resilience to both drought and flood events. Robinson will explain how rainwater harvesting and reuse has a new role to play in storm water management and design, ways in which it can support green assets, and will also launch the latest innovation that will help the industry develop optimised smart, scalable water management strategies for site, masterplan and catchment management.
On the second day at 11am, Charlotte Markey, green urbanisation innovation manager, will deliver a keynote presentation on green urbanisation in relation to the upcoming COP26 conference. Markey will explore the importance of green infrastructure when integrated with sustainable water management and how this can be linked to wider environmental metrics. As part of this, she will look at how new systems and ways of working can provide more holistic calculations around the ROI of infrastructure projects and in line with carbon net zero commitments.
Robinson said: “Only by unlocking the full potential of optimised rainwater reuse will we be able to realise a truly resilient future – one in which green spaces, natural resources, biodiversity, community health and wellbeing all benefit. This year’s Flood Expo comes at an important time and it will give the industry the chance to come together to learn about the new and innovative ways of managing rainwater and reusing it to not only mitigate the extremes of climate change but also shape and sustain a new and exciting urban landscape.”