This programme aims to bring together the systems that connect infrastructure – transport, utilities, communications and environmental management – to enable a better understanding of how they are affected by our changing environment and to develop opportunities for the UK economy.
Instead of seeing infrastructure as a set of disconnected assets, we believe that looking at infrastructures together with the systems connecting them – transport, utilities, communications and environmental management – will help us better understand how they are affected by our changing environment, offering important opportunities for the UK economy.
NERC wants to work with business and policymakers to build on these opportunities and to address the challenges facing our infrastructure in the 21st century.
This programme will be of interest to:
- companies working in the areas of transport infrastructure – roads, railways, airports, ports, canals, bridges and tunnels
- utilities infrastructure – distribution networks, power generation including renewables, water
- environmental management – flood management, green infrastructure, waste management and drainage
- communications – space weather, broadband, satellites
- integrators of environmental science such as engineering consultancies, large scale developers and the construction industry
- policymakers and regulators with responsibility for infrastructure.