Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Photo of Herme Hill flood after burst water main


Tuesday 1st July 2014

Venue: Sir Denis Rooke Building, Holywell Park, Loughborough University‌

Failing infrastructure, weather and climate changes threaten water supply resilience in UK and large sums of money are needed to repair damages after disasters occur. Can the combined effort from several research groups be used to support water companies and the UK government to architect a more resilient network?

Systems-NET organised a Water Supply Resilience Workshop to provide a forum to explore the potential for collaborative research platforms between academic institutions and water companies.  Participant academics had an opportunity to hear about the research work carried out by the universities as well as getting an insight into the water companies’ priorities and challenges.

The first half of the workshop was an opportunity for academics and industrialist to talk about their research, ideas or challenges via presentation of simple Quad Charts.  The second half of the workshop focused on the key challenges and where UK academia and water companies should aim effort.

The notes and presentations from the workshop can be found here Water Supply Resilience in the UK Workshop


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