Sustainability

Sustainability in Public Works

  • 1.  Sustainability in Public Works

    Posted 14 July 2014 20:45
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    IPWEA wants to gain and build more insight into sustainable solutions through public works.

    To this end, we surveyed 3,700 public works and sustainability professionals for their opinions on what we should be doing now as a profession and as practitioners, and how do we convince decision makers.

    We have now collated the responses and produced the attached Insight Report which provides some interesting insights!

    The solutions for building sustainable communities through public works and infrastructure can be broadly summarised as:

    - demonstrating to decision makers that sustainability in projects makes sound economic sense, building whole of life considerations into every stage of public infrastructure, and

    - building in necessary resilience and redundancy to overcome present and future climate and energy challenges.

    But I would encourage you to discover more in the attached Insight Report - it would be great to know if you agree with the findings! What might you add that is different?

    Action for the Future. We are going to be discussing this Report and your views, and workshopping action for the future, in the final panel session of IPWEA's Sustainability in Public Works Conference to be held on the Gold Coast from 27-29 July.

    See www.ipwea.org/sustain2014 for further detail.

    I hope to see you at the conference. Registrations are strong so don't miss out ion this opportunity.
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    Chris Champion
    CEO, IPWEA Australasia
    Sydney NSW
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