Cranfield Science for a Circular Economy – How to Tackle the Water, Energy, Food Nexus
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Cranfield Science for a Circular Economy – How to Tackle the Water, Energy, Food Nexus

When: 16 June 2017
Where: Vincent building (52a) Auditorium
Cranfield University
Cranfield, Bedfordshire  MK43 0AL
United Kingdom

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Event Overview

With the ever-increasing pressures on the limited resources of our planet, there is today a recognised need to evolve from the “take-make-dispose” model to a more circular model. In the former, mankind's economic activities and lifestyles tend to deplete finite resources and create products that end up in polluting landfills and incinerators. Instead, a circular economy aims at reducing the use of finite resources and reintroducing waste in the production cycle as a raw material.

Transitioning toward a circular model requires us to act now upon the three fundamental components, water-energy-food. The inherent interconnections between these components are complex and must be identified and accounted for to avoid promoting one at the expense of another.

Organised by Cranfield’s School of Water, Energy and Environment, this conference is platform to promote collaboration between scientists and industries to explore, interrogate, and challenge ideas related to making our production and use of water, energy, and food more sustainable.

The Society for the Environment is supporting this event and will be attending with an information stand. If you are interested in becoming a Chartered Environmentalist or Registered Environmental Technician, or if you are interested in finding out more about what we do, please visit us on the day. 

For further information, please continue reading, or visit the event listing on the Cranfield University website.  


Event Programme

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:00 Keynote speaker: Dr Doug Wilson, Director of Scientific and Evidence Services at Environment Agency (England and Wales) (25 min +5 min Q&A)
Session 1: Water, Agrifood & Energy (each speaker 15 min +5 min Q&A)
10:00-10:20 Speaker 1
10:20-10:40 Speaker 2
10:40-11:00 Speaker 3
11:00-11:20 Speaker 4
11:20-11:40 Speaker 5
11:40-12:00 Speaker 6
12:00-13:30 lunch break / poster session (regular and illustration abstract) + Props
Session 2: Circular Economy (each speaker 15 min +5 min Q&A)
13:30-13:50 Speaker 7
13:50-14:10 Speaker 8
14:10-14:30 Speaker 9
14:30-14:50 Speaker 10
14:50-15:10 Speaker 11
15:30-16:15 Keynote speaker and discussion/closure
16:15-17:00 Poster session & three minute thesis competition

Who should attend

MSc/PhD students, academics, industries, Chartered Environmentalists, Registered Environmental Technicians.



Free to attend.


How to register

To register please visit Eventbrite.

Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
EC1.1 Enterprise Centre, Puma Way 
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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