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To view this presentation please visit http://www.GreenSocialEngineering.org. Rob Donald's presentation entitled 'Unlock The Secrets in the Soil'.
Managing Director, Twyford Twenty Ltd, with 25 years experience in the sports surface and landscape sectors.
Whilst MD of White Horse Contractors Ltd Rob was responsible for securing all their major projects including Olympic Park - Landscape and Wetlands package, Ascot Racecourse, National Football Centre, Burton on Trent, Guards Polo Club - Reconstruction of Smiths Lawn (Ground 2), Chelsea FC Training Ground, Welsh Rugby Union Centre of Excellence. Foreign projects include;- Royal Brunei Polo Club (Jerudong Park, Brunei), FIFA Club World Cup (Abu Dhabi) - Construction of stadia pitches for the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, Royal Waterloo Golf Club (Belgium), Vila Nova Golf Course (Portugal).
Rob is pioneering the innovative ‘Sward Swap’ process targeting the 300,000ha of grass being managed by Local Authorities in the UK at a cost of c. £500m pa. Green Infrastructure retro-fitting by changing the grass regimes to the ‘new generation’ slow growing ‘Carbon Grass’ cultivars would reduce this cost by 40% which would be compounded year on year for decades.
The deeper rooting characteristics of the ‘Carbon Grass’ slow growing cultivars sequester 300% more atmospheric carbon into the soil sink significantly contributing to the Climate Change adaption agenda.