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Conference - Water Efficient Design

08 Nov 2012
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Where: Cedar Room, Edinburgh Conference Centre, Hugh Nisbet Building, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Camp
Times: 13:30 - 17:00
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The Water Efficiency (Watef) in Buildings Network is a novel initiative tasked by DEFRA to take an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems of unsustainable water consumption in the built environment. The network provides a forum to collaboratively explore the supply, treatment, distribution, risk monitoring, improved efficiency and conservation of water within the built environment. It supports the investigation of the challenges to improving the adaptive capacity of building users, providers and professionals and to consequently facilitate long-term, adaptable water efficiency through behaviour change and the use of technology. The network also provides a creative, collaborative environment for the exchange of ideas, on the issues concerning water conservation, reuse and efficiency in the built environment, with a strong focus in the domestic sector.

This is the first meeting to be held by Watef in Scotland who are co-hosting the event with CIC Start Online. The event programme is designed to introduce the broad policy-based issues regarding water efficiency standards in Scotland and then will address some of the key areas where a difference can be made in implementing efficiency, saving on water, energy and carbon emissions.  This includes water efficiency in design and planning of buildings, surface water management, effectively implementing efficiency measures in retrofits and planning and management for industry who are affected by the need to meet increasing pressure on sustainability practices and measures.

The intention of this event is to foster knowledge exchange and transfer between academia, researchers and industry practitioners.  It is therefore a good opportunity to showcase the latest, cutting edge research and developments related to the conference theme and across the water supply and demand spectrum. This event is of interest to a wide spectrum audience and will be suitable for planners to environmental managers in SMEs, academics, policy makers and regulators and local authorities.


Cedar Room, Edinburgh Conference Centre, Hugh Nisbet Building, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS


The delegate pricing is as follows:

  • CIC Start Online Member = £69 +VAT
  • Non-member, per delegate = £89 +VAT

An invoice will be sent shortly after the conference.


There is limited space to exhibit at this event, for more information please contact us on 0141 273 1411.  Exhibition space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  You can exhibit for only £100+VAT in addition to the delegate fee.



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