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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dick Fenner at EPSRC Twenty65 Conference Manchester

last modified Apr 10, 2017 11:26 AM
Dr Dick Fenner attended the EPSRC Twenty65 Conference in Manchester at the beginning of April and presented a paper on the spatial evaluation of multiple benefits from Sustainable Drainage Systems and Green Infrastructure flood management interventions.

The Conference was attended by a mix of water industry professionals and academics and covered a range of topics which looked ahead to how water management and water service delivery might be configured in 2065.

Photo Credit: Emily O'Donnell, University of Nottingham

Richard Fenner presenting the multiple benefits GIS Toolbox and Newcastle case studies at the Twenty65 conference, April 2017

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.