Are we headed for a Waste Land?

Industrial waste can harm our planet in numerous ways – from water pollution and soil erosion to global warming. As consumption increases, are we headed for a WASTE LAND?


Join researchers Professor Tina Fawcett, Dr Martin Michette and Dr Labib Azzouz as they discuss how innovations in building materials, transport, and domestic energy use might help us to mitigate the harmful effects of industrial waste.

The panel discussion will begin at 19:00. Attendees will have the chance to browse the WASTE LAND gallery from 18:00-19:00. Entry is free, but please book tickets in advance to ensure your spot.

About the Waste Land exhibition.


About the panellists:

Professor Tina Fawcett
Professor Tina Fawcett is an Associate Professor and Deputy Leader of the Energy Group at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Her research concerns energy use by households and organisations, and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand current patterns of use and to explore policies for reducing energy use / carbon emissions. She has done detailed work on topics including residential renovation, heat pumps, SMEs, UK and EU policy and governance, energy sufficiency and personal carbon allowances.
Dr Martin Michette
Dr Martin Michette is a researcher at the School of Geography and the Environment, and a member of the Oxford Resilient Buildings and Landscapes Lab (OxRBL). OxRBL is a transdisciplinary group engaged in better understanding change in the historic environment. Martin's background is in architectural conservation, and his research covers topics such as natural building materials and building physics, but he is increasingly involved in an emerging field which explores dynamics within the historic built environment at a landscape and ecosystem scale. The focus of his work lies in reducing the environmental impact of buildings by identifying and promoting synergies between low energy technologies, cultural heritage and natural systems.
Dr Azzouz
Dr Labib Azzouz is a Research Associate in Transport and Energy Innovation at the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) and Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at the University of Oxford. He currently works on two innovative energy- and transport-related projects that aim at reducing mobility-related energy consumption and emissions. The first project, Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) tackle a wide range of topics including the transition to electric vehicles across different sectors within the city of Oxford. The second project, Innovative Light Electric Vehicles for Active and Digital Travel (ELEVATE) aims at examining how light electric vehicles can play a role in reducing mobility emissions and energy consumption.  


Accessibility information:

Wheelchair accessible? Yes
Hearing loops? Yes
Seating? Yes
Refreshments? No
Flashing lights? No
Loud noises? No

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