Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, joined the AWMS Thames Barrier cruise.
Last week, I was invited by Alumasc to join their cruise from Westminster to the Thames Barrier for a briefing on Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) new joined-up brand that harnesses the expertise of four trusted icons of water management.
Besides being a fun trip and great hospitality, it was a chance to network with industry professionals and learn more about flood risk and water management. The OECD says water security is one of the key limiting factors to economic growth. However, new solutions can help break the link between economic growth, water consumption and energy use.
“Alumasc has been promoting the efficient use, retention, recycling and disposal of water within the built environment for over 80 years. Now, it combines the knowledge and unique benefits of these four brands to provide one simple solution in water management”.
AWMS harnesses the expertise of four trusted brands in water management:
Whether you are managing rainwater, surface water or waste water, controlling water in the built environment has never been more important.
New flood prevention legislation, tighter water quality standards and advancing sustainable building practices puts greater pressure on products and processes to manage water effectively and efficiently in commercial and residential settings.
Alumasc Water Management Solutions offers the specialist knowledge and range of industry-leading products to help manage water originating inside or outside buildings, protecting structures and providing solutions to convey it safely to discharge into water course, sewer or ground.
Michael White, Business Development Director of AWMS explained why our industry needs to be more aware of flood risk & water management.
Water is a resource under pressure because of
This mean food security is threatened and competition for water could lead to conflict.
The need for effective water management is increasing in the UK
Urban development without sustainable water management trebles the rate of run-off, and only 32% of water resources meet the Framework Directive ‘Good’ quality standard.
Over the next 15 years it is forecasted that demand for water will exceed current reliable and accessible supplies by 40%.
The OECD says that water security is one of the key limiting factors to economic growth.
Finally we were given a brief look at how other European nations are developing effective water management strategies including Denmark, a pioneer in sustainable water use.
We leaned how they have broken the link between economic growth, water consumption and energy use.
How has this been achieved?
Download the new AWMS brochure
Link to the AWMS website
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