Next year’s Ecobuild event, taking place at the ExCel, London, on 5th-7th March will feature a brand new ‘Water, Waste and Materials’ stream as part of its seminar programme.

Sponsored by Altro, ‘Water, Waste and Materials’ will explore a range of approaches relating to resource stewardship in terms of water, waste and materials cycles. The programme will look at how these cycles can contribute to achieving this goal as many of these are in the hands of built environment professionals and investors in both the private and public sector.

Experts will cover hot topics such as ‘Operational waste – how to reduce it, how to handle it and how to reuse it’ chaired by Tony Yates, SLR Consulting, ‘Getting the sustainability brief right for responsible resource use and management’ hosted by Dr Bill Addis, Buro Happold, ‘Designing for resource efficiency’ with WRAP’s Head of Construction & Refurbishment, Richard Buckingham and ‘Zero water developments – achieving the ideal’ headed up by Celeste Morgan, sustainability director, AECOM NW.

Tom Broughton, brand director for Ecobuild said, “With waste management costing UK businesses billions every year and our community’s thirst for knowledge growing in this important area, it is imperative that we draw upon their expertise and bring best practice together at Ecobuild 2013.”

Tracy Perry, sustainability & environment advisor from Altro, sponsor of the Water, Waste & Materials stream added, “Resource efficiency is an important issue in the construction industry. As a UK manufacturer of safety flooring and driven by our philosophy, the future is safer with Altro, we recognise that like everyone else, we need to make efficient use of the water and materials we consume and the waste generated through the use of our products, our activities and the services we provide.”