This webinar will explore how a major infrastructure project with a 100-year lifetime is thinking about creating low carbon transport futures in partnership with local communities, what needs to be put in place to stimulate new thinking and new learning, and what role CIHT thought leaders can play in maximising the benefits from this long-term investment in a green future.
Transport has a key role to play in creating a low carbon future, which has been recognised and promoted by CIHT over many years. A range of supportive interventions are needed to achieve this, and major infrastructure development must play its part, but how do we drive this as transport professionals and partners? How do we vision, plan and create low carbon transport and mobility options across a 100-year planning horizon?
Radioactive Waste Management Ltd are responsible for the construction and operation of a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for radioactive waste, which will be one of the largest and most significant long-term environmental protection projects ever undertaken in the UK. This multi-billion-pound infrastructure programme will offer substantial benefits over many decades to the community hosting the facility and can make a huge impact on a low carbon future. Transport and wider mobility will be key to this.
This webinar will explore how this ‘real world’ case study can create low carbon transport futures in partnership with local communities, what needs to be put in place to stimulate new thinking and new learning, and what role CIHT thought leaders can play in maximising the benefits from this long-term investment in a green future.
Understand how a project with a lifetime more than a century is thinking about future needs. What will remain constant and what may change?
Simon Napper is Stakeholder Engagement Manager with Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), the delivery body for a geological disposal facility (GDF) in the UK. His background is in engagement and communications, primarily on science and technology issues, with a particular focus on energy. He has an MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Development.
Sonia Davidson-Grant is highly skilled and experienced Associate Executive Director, Non-Executive Director and Board Member of both private and public sector organisations, an International researcher and a Strategic Advisor to governments in the UK and the Middle East.
She has particular expertise in leading major change programmes, delivering major infrastructure programmes, portfolio and programme leadership, and leading the commissioning and delivery of place-based services.
Sonia is currently an Associate Executive Director of EY, an Advisory Council Member of RWM and the Chair of Reside, a portfolio of innovative housing companies and LLPs for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. She is also a Fellow of the CIHT. Previous roles include Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive roles in Metropolitan Unitary, District and County Councils including Essex County Council, Somerset County Council, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council and Kettering Borough Council.
Daniel Young is a Chartered Civil Engineer. As RWM Engineering Manager he is responsible for the GDF transport system and associated transport infrastructure design development works through the Site Evaluation phase. Daniel has a background in the development of UK major projects as well as nuclear engineering and decommissioning projects.