Time

6:00pm - 7:45pm

Venue

Building B178, Boldrewood Innovation Campus, University of Southampton, Burgess Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 7QF United Kingdom

Cost

Free to attend

Event description

The Central Southern branch invite you to an evening seminar showcasing the research being undertaken by the Water & Environmental Engineering Research Group (WEEG) at Southampton University.

Speakers will highlight the innovations being made in water and environmental engineering and science, focusing on nutrient and energy recovery and lessons learnt from nature.

The first session will provide two outlines of new developments. Dr Yongqiang Liu and Dr Yue Zhang will overview novel water and wastewater treatments with nutrient recovery that are being developed in the department.

Followed by Professor Sonia Heaven who will describe FP7 ALL-GAS: a case study of energy-positive algal wastewater treatment and the evolution of this highly successful project led by FCC Aqualia, Spain.

Session two will look at Beaver dams, river restoration and the Water Framework Directive. Dr Gerald Muller will explore the concept of 'natural' rivers and the effect of some of nature's greatest ecosystem engineers in the context of the WFD. He will expand this into the potential for low-head hydropower.

This free event is open to CIWEM members and non-members. It will be of interest to those looking for innovation in the sector; for those with responsibility for new directions; and for members and students seeking to expand their careers.

Doors open at 5:30pm with plenty of opportunities for networking before the talk starts at 6:00pm.

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Booking information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

There is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking on, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

Please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

If you have any queries about the talk, please contact Professor Heaven at S.Heaven@soton.ac.uk.

Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most sustainable means of transport possible.

For those travelling by train, the nearest station is Swaythling railway station, about 30 minutes’ walk from the campus. The U1C City Centre & NOCS bus runs between the station and Future Worlds, which is 8 minutes’ walk from the campus. Alternatively, the U6H Lordwood bus service McDonalds stop is 6 minutes’ walk from the station and is 9 minutes’ from the campus.

Southampton Central Railway station is 52 minutes’ walk from the campus. U2 Bassett bus service stop SA is 4 minutes from the station and runs to the Global Technology Centre, 1 minutes’ walk away and takes 22 minutes. The U1A Southampton Airport buses take 33 minutes. The U1A stop SF goes to the Southampton University Interchange, which is 9 minutes’ walk from the campus.

If you do come by car, please do consider sharing your journey with others.

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