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Join us at the ICE Autumn Prestige lecture: James Forrest 2023

Join Jo Bradley, our Director of Operations, as she takes part in a panel discussion at this ICE Autumn Prestige Lecture


The release of untreated wastewater into our seas and rivers has become a major issue of public concern that requires urgent actions and solutions. From all corners, there are calls for the water industry, its supply chain and partners to tackle the problem urgently.

Still, the challenge is complex – driven by population growth, climate change and an ageing infrastructure network – and it will require an integrated and collaborative approach to solve both now and in the longer term. Professions need to work together and apply digital, technological and nature-based solutions if they are to make a difference.

The ICE’s Autumn Prestige Lecture – the James Forrest Lecture – focuses on a subject relating to the interdependence of science and engineering and the benefits of this to infrastructure projects.

The 2023 keynote address will be delivered by Nick Mills, head of the Clean Rivers and Seas Task Force at Southern Water. He will explore how engineers can drastically reduce sewer overflow into rivers and seas now and over the coming decade.

After his talk, there will be a fireside chat with Nick to allow the audience to pose questions. An industry panel will also address the practical implications for engineers and how a multidisciplinary approach can work in practice to drive improvements in water quality.

This is the final event in the 2023 Prestige Lecture Series. Catch up on the Spring and Summer lectures online and be sure to keep an eye on the ICE website for more details on the 2024 Spring Prestige Lecture – Vernon Harcourt.

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