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Urgent Action Water

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To celebrate UN World Water Day on 22 March 2020, a new, free-to-download e-book was published by ICE addressing the role of engineering in achieving global sustainable water management.

Urgent Action Water, is a beautifully designed and expertly written electronic book produced in conjunction with publisher St James House. It profiles influential projects that illustrate the impact civil engineering can have in ensuring clean water and sanitation for all. It features photography and ICE archival images throughout, and explores a range of initiatives, research and innovations, bringing together stories of engineering success and best practice.

Initiatives presented include:

The e-book offers an insight into the people and ideas behind the organisations at the forefront of the industry, shedding light on their current activities and future goals.

Mark Hansford, ICE Director of Engineering Knowledge, said: “We all have a role to play in delivering the sustainable development goals. Ensuring communities have access to clean water and sanitation must remain a priority, and we know engineers can help. This publication highlights some of the ways we have, and can continue, to do this. Civil engineers and the work they do have a fantastic impact on the world and lives of those around them. They shape the world, and we are proud to continue to tell the world about what they do.”

You can download the e-book at:

--The Institution of Civil Engineers

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