The Waterline Summit: How the University of Hull is supporting our transition to a zero-carbon economy

The Waterline Summit 2021: Connecting the Humber to COP26
Monday 18th October – Friday 22nd October 2021
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The Waterline Campaign brings together the University of Hull with Marketing Humber Bondholders to support the region’s transition to a zero-carbon economy.  It shows how the University’s key strategic projects and academic expertise are central to driving this transition.

Hosted across five days from 18 – 22 October, The Waterline Summit 2021 will demonstrate how we all have a part to play in the race to net-zero, with a key focus this year on connecting the Humber and its transformational multi-billion-pound projects to COP26 and beyond.

Once again, the Summit has attracted a number of high profile and influential speakers, including academics and students from the University:

Professor Dan Parsons, Director of the Energy & Environment Institute

Dr. Lisa Jones, Senior Lecturer in Education

Brian Houston, Former Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Technical Manager at the Aura Innovation Centre

Sophie Al-Mudallal, PhD Researcher, Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

Amy Meek, Co-Founder of Kids Against Plastic and Energy & Environment Institute Youth Advisory Board Member

Over the course of the week, there will be a variety of face-to-face, online and hybrid events, many of which are being hosted at the University’s Aura Innovation Centre.   The University is involved in a number of these events, including the following:

A Question of Carbon – Launch event, with Dan Parsons and Amy Meek on the panel

The Waterline Student Challenge – with Louise Smith, Director of Aura, on the panel of judges

Aura Future Net Zero Study

The Future of Energy – with Sophie Al-Mudallal on the panel

Joining the Dots for a Sustainable Future – with Lisa Jones on the panel

Accelerating to Zero Emission Transport – with Brian Houston on the panel

Hackathon – involving several University colleagues

Greening the Supply Chain – Aura and Gateway Procurement

SparkFund – Accelerate Your Green Business Ambitions

Floodlights Panel Discussion – ahead of Floodlights light projections in Hull City Centre 22-24 October

The Summit promises to be inspirational and thought-provoking, and we invite you to join us if you are able to, to see the huge role the University is playing, working with industry partners, in helping to decarbonise the Humber region.

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