Eco-Efficient Township Infrastructure
Climate change is introducing many uncertainties into the management and planning of township infrastructure projects. In the area of sustainability, there is an urgent need to apply technologies and methods that deliver better and more sustainable performance in a way that is cost-effective. With the potential for disasters increasing dramatically, engineers are expected to highlight the potential events, assist in the development of mitigation initiatives, and ensure appropriate design and construction. Measures adopted will have to explore shifts in paradigms to find innovative solutions that allow man to work with nature rather than against it. Engineers will have to be at the forefront of developments, finding ways to maximise water capture, ensuring the conservation of the resource from supply through to distribution, and the issues of innovation, technology and design.