Resource Recovery for a Clean, Low-Carbon and Resource Efficient Economy
16th January 2019, One Great George Street, London
The final conference for the Resource Recovery from Waste programme will bring together five years’ of research to highlight the relevance of resource recovery for a clean, low-carbon and resource efficient economy.
The conference will showcase the key achievements of the programme and address where changes in policy will be needed to realise the full benefits envisaged for the UK economy, society and environment. It will also look forward to identify future challenges and research needed in this area.
Confirmed External Speakers:
- Laura Sandys, runs 21st Century Energy Regulatory Commission with Imperial College, is Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency, and is working on the Resources Sector Deal
- Tim Wheeler, Director of Research & Innovation, Natural Environment Research Council
- David Tompkins, Head of Knowledge Exchange & Innovation, AquaEnviro
- Peter Quinn, Head of Climate Change, Environmental Policy and Strategy, Tata Steel
- Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government
- Adam Read, Director of External Affairs, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK, and incoming President for CIWM
- Jim Wharfe, Independent Environment Consultant
- Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director – Faraday Battery Challenge, Innovate UK
- Further industrial partner speaker to be confirmed
The conference will also hear from heads of the six projects that made up the Resource Recovery from Waste programme: MeteoRR, B3, R3AW, INSPIRE, AVAnD and CVORR. An exhibition will provide further opportunity to find out more about the work undertaken by the programme, including its policy work. A drinks reception will follow the conference to allow time for networking and we hope you will join us there to raise a toast to the community of researchers and partners that made RRfW possible.
Please note, exact times may be subject to change. Further details to be added as they are confirmed.
|9.00 – 9.30||Arrival and registration|
|9.30 – 9.35||Welcome by conference chair|
|9.35 – 9.50||Opening keynote: Laura Sandys, Challenging Ideas|
|9.50 – 10.00||Resource recovery from waste: the transition towards a Circular Economy: Phil Purnell, University of Leeds|
|10.00 – 11.00||RRfW project showcase
|11.00 – 11.30||Refreshment break|
|11.30 – 12.30||RRfW project showcase continued
|12.30 – 14.00||Lunch: networking and exhibition|
|14.00 – 15.00||Perspectives on resource recovery from industry:
|15.00 – 15.30||Refreshment break|
|15.30 – 16.30||Panel discussion on future research challenges for resource recovery. Panellists include:
|16.30 – 17.00||Closing Keynote: Tim Wheeler, Director of Research & Innovation, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)|
|17.00 – 18.30||Drinks reception in exhibition space: join us to toast the success of the RRfW programme and carry on conversations|
Location and directions
The conference will be held at One Great George Street in London: for directions, please see the venue website.
Registration will open shortly, please contact us if you would like to be notified once registration opens. A small registration fee will be chargeable to external participants to cover meeting costs but a number of free places will be made available for public sector attendees.
For any queries regarding this event, please get in touch with Juliet Jopson: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0113 34 32325