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Emeritus Professor engages with World Water Council on global water security post Covid-19

13 December 2021

Water Council

Cardiff School of Engineering’s Emeritus Professor Roger Falconer moderated a World Water Council international webinar on global water security.

Emeritus Professor Roger Falconer, previously Professor of Water Management 1997-2018, recently moderated a World Water Council international webinar on “Global Water Security post-Covid-19: Actions for SDG Agenda 2030”, alongside Madame Shi Qiuchi, of China’s Ministry of Water Resources and Chair of the WWC Water Security Task Force.

Professor Falconer also gave a presentation at the webinar on the “Need for Holistic Solutions to Water Security: from Global to Regional Scales”. The presentation has been summarised in a short video presentation by the Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development.

Watch the Water Security Needs Global Solutions video

As co-chair of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research Working Group on Global Water Security, Roger has recently instigated and co-chaired four webinars on different aspects of global water security, attracting over 40,000 global participants and views.

Roger has recently been appointed by Thames Water Utilities Limited as one of three members of an Independent Expert Group, to report on:

  • understanding the causes of the extreme floods in London in July 2021
  • the performance of the company’s drainage assets
  • potential solutions to improve London’s resilience to extreme rainfall events in the future.

He has also been appointed by Affinity Water as a member of its Independent Steering Committee to oversee a project on Water Neutrality at New Appointments and Variation Sites, with the project aiming to deliver the world’s first at-scale water neutral new housing development and ensure that new homes are measurably water neutral.

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