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Upcoming events (1)
Quaker Meeting House
We're going to COP - In person and online -
The aim is to highlight and explore the wider engineering sustainability debate.
For online -
In Person - please book as numbers are limited at the venue - https://events.imeche.org/ViewEvent?e=7452
Programme- Details of talks below.
Rupert Blackstone - Overview 15:00-15:30 (25 minutes presentation + 5 minutes questions)
Daniel Kenning/Susan Krumdieck - Transition Engineering 15:30-16:05 (30 minutes presentation + 5 minutes questions)
BREAK: 15 minutes
Michael Reid - Circular Economy in Nutrients 16:20-16:55 (30 minutes presentation + 5 minutes questions)
Closing words: 16:55-17:00
Rupert Blackstone – An overview of sustainable engineering from the perspective of the Energy Environment and Sustainability Group at the IMechE.
Rupert Blackstone, will set the context of the event with reference to approaches to sustainable engineering as supported by EESG. In line with the view that it is not only new technology that we need to solve our climate change problems and other environmental problems, the talk will explore how to approach a balance between technical solutions and changes in priorities and behaviour through engineering practice, in the pursuit of sustainability.
Daniel Kenning/Susan Krumdieck – What is Transition Engineering?
Daniel Kenning and Susan Krumdieck will talk about Transition Engineering, a new engineering discipline designed to enable the identification and implementation of the right changes to engineered systems, to ensure systems continue to do what we need them to do in a changing future operating environment. This means adapting transport, buildings, food and water, manufacturing and other systems to meet needs within the constraints that are imposed on society by our environment.
Michael Reid – The Circular Economy in Agricultural Nutrients
Agriculture is responsible for a large proportion of global GHG emissions and one of the largest parts of that is the production of fertilisers using fossil fuels.
This talk will open the door on a number of technologies that have come to maturity that can create a fully circular economy in nutrients, drawing on the agricultural, food processing and wastewater industries as sources of the nutrients and reducing contamination of air and waterways.