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Yewande Akinola is is an Engineer with engineering consultancy, ARUP. She holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology from the University of Warwick and a Masters in …

Yewande Akinola is is an Engineer with engineering consultancy, ARUP. She holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Innovation and Design for Sustainability from Cranfield University. Yewande’s engineering experience andresponsibilities include the design and management of sustainable water supply systems in the built environment. Her interests in developing countries and emerging markets have inspired her work with charities and non-government organisations towards the development of clean water and sanitation solutions for the world’s underdeveloped regions.

Yewande has been awarded the U.K. Society of Public Health Engineers’ Young Engineer of the Year. She was recently awarded one of the UK’s 2013 top 35 women under the age of 35 by Management Today.

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  • 1. Innovation & Water Supply Yewande Akinola- ARUP
  • 2. As Designers, ‘Imagineers’, Engineers, creators, discoverers….how are we responding to our world’s needs? The Problems! -Population Increase -Drought -Lack of clean water -Flood ARUP INNOVATION & WATER SUPPLY
  • 3. Our Global Grand Challenges! Zhang: Global sea levels have been rising 12mm/year for the last 100 years, but 24mm/year in china for the past 50 years #GGCS2013 21 July 2012 flood in Beijing saw average annual rainfall in a day and killed 79. 110 cities in China now suffer from severe water shortages. ARUP INNOVATION & WATER SUPPLY
  • 4. What kind of ‘thinking’ will bring the change we so desperately need. • The Courage to Innovate • Designing ‘accountable’ systems • Challenging the ‘norm’ • Progressing Codes & Standards ARUP INNOVATION & WATER SUPPLY
  • 5. …And when we say INNOVATE we are not necessarily talking about…… ARUP INNOVATION & WATER SUPPLY
  • 6. ……we mean the results of finding opportunities for the invention of sustainable products, inspired by the projects we work on. Water Services PlantCommercial & Resi. Sustainability – Whole System Design for less consumption Innovation Renewable Technology THE IDEA!!! Bespoke Products Design for the Future Embodied Energy Adaptability Cradle to Grave and Sustainable Onwards? Construction & Installation Effective Systems User Interface Controls Sanitation ARUP INNOVATION & WATER SUPPLY
  • 7. WHO is the USER? Do they get it? Communicating the IDEA Running with the IDEA We had an IDEA! ARUP INNOVATION & WATER SUPPLY
  • 8. We had an IDEA! ARUP INNOVATION & WATER SUPPLY
  • 9. So…'How can our cities meet our increasing water demands? • • • • ARUP Design systems that monitor consumption. Design systems that use as best as possible non-potable water sources. Design systems that control consumption. INNOVATE INNOVATE! INNOVATION & WATER SUPPLY
  • 10. Thanks ARUP INNOVATION & WATER SUPPLY