Towards net-zero carbon in the water sector

November 23, 2021

WRc, an RSK group company, has partnered with Arup to deliver a series of “Wet Networks” events for professionals across the water industry. In December, the latest in the series will be focusing on how the water sector is reacting to challenges posed by climate change and the journey to achieving net zero. The online event will bring together experts, innovators and investors from across the industry to discuss innovation and sustainability in the water sector.

The event will take place on 8 December and will discuss the theme of “towards net zero carbon” and what this means for the water sector. Debates will focus on how the water industry is responding to climate change and what the climate crisis means to the sector. Carmen Snowdon, Director of Commercial Services at WRc, said, “There is still the need for more, and different, approaches to achieving net zero goals in the industry, which enable us not only to react to the challenges posed by climate change, but also to make sure our solutions are sustainable over a long future time horizon.” The event “will showcase some approaches and will likely also demonstrate how far-reaching ideas need to be to design out or mitigate emissions associated with all areas of the water supply and safely return them to the environment.” Carmen continued.

TerrAffix, part of the RSK group, will also be speaking at the event, about innovative approaches in carbon capture and the wider environmental benefits of these technologies. The team at TerrAffix is a specialist in biochar production and utilisation, soil restoration and remediation solutions.

In 2018, WRc partnered with Arup to deliver the “Wet Networks” industry and networking events to professionals in the water sector with the aim of connecting innovators with investors. Following ten years of success since the networks’ inception in 2007, WRc has brought its own expertise and connections to the events in recent years and has been a driving force for growth in the network.

Carmen added that “as a chartered environmentalist, I am delighted to be able to chair this event on a topic very close to my heart – there are some amazing solutions, approaches and technologies out there that can really help to move the industry forward.”

The “Wet Networks” event will be held online on Wednesday 8 December from 17:00 GMT.

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