Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171


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 Workshop Tuesday 25th November 2014

Loughborough University, Sir Denis Rooke Building, Holywell Park


Amongst all the challenges for water supply resilience the infrastructure for clean and waste water networks is a basic priority. Renovating, expanding and maintaining the water infrastructure require collaborative approaches from all the stake holders. Systems science and engineering provide the tools to understand, analyse, and predict the behaviour of such complex systems. Systems-NET organised this workshop to discuss how systems science and engineering can support the development of a water system over the next following decades that remains reliable as population grows, demand increases and climate changes. This workshop is a follow-up from the “Water Supply Resilience in the UK” that took place in July 2014.

The first half of the workshop was an opportunity for academics and industrialist to present their research and ideas. The second half of the workshop focused on the key challenges and how systems science and engineering can contribute to find solutions.

The notes and presentations from the workshop can be found here Resilience of Clean and Wastewater Networks in the UK


Other Proposed Workshop Themes

The following themes have been proposed by members of Systems-NET, if you would like to propose a workshop in a particular area of SE research please let us know filling up the form at the Getting Involved page

  • Identification of emerging trends in systems engineering of relevance to the UK
  • Harmonising the systems engineering research need - academic and industrial perspectives
  • Benchmarking the UK's international activity and standing in the international arena
  • Insightful understanding (modelling) of systems in different sectors and how to map this to other sectors
  • Using Big Data to support systems engineering of complex systems
  • Model based systems engineering - Current status and experiences
  • Systems engineering - approaches to transformational advanced manufacturing in the UK
  • Systems engineering a sustainable infrastructure
  • Systems engineering sustainable and resilient utilities (water, gas, electricity)
  • Systems engineering a sustainable transport network - intelligent mobility
  • Safety across the sectors
  • Minimising risks with systems engineering