Liam McCarton- Lecturer, (WIRC) & (ESHI), Dublin Institute of Technology

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    • Liam McCarton- Lecturer, (WIRC) & (ESHI), Dublin Institute of Technology's presentations

    Speaker Bio:

    Liam McCarton is a Chartered Engineer, with over 20 years’ experience in International Development, Environmental Engineering & Project Management of water, sanitation, education & health infrastructure projects. Liam has project managed major infrastructure projects in Ireland, Asia and Africa. Liam leads the Development Technology Research Group within the Water Innovation Research Centre (WIRC) at DIT (www.dit.ie/dtc). Liam is also a Director of Engineers Without Borders – Ireland.

    Presentation Title:

    Nature Based Solutions (NBS) within a post climate change environment.

    Presentation Synopsis:

    The circular economy (CE) prioritises the concepts of resource recovery and resilience within water resource management. The CE, operating within planetary boundaries, is waste free and resilient and is by design restorative of ecosystems.  Nature Based Solutions (NBS) can form an integral component of this new approach. A range of case studies in the fields of climate change adaption, water and wastewater treatment, resource recovery and reuse and restoring ecosystems will be presented and discussed.

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