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  WATEFCON 2015 - 5th to 7th AUGUST - REGISTER NOW !

THEME:  ENERGY EFFICIENT URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT


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Venue:   XFi Building, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

The final event in this years' calendar will be the third annual WATEF Conference being held in the beautiful Devon county town of Exeter.  

The conference programme will be finalised shortly but in the meantime here are some of the event's social highlights which are included in the delegate rate:

5th August 2015 - a welcome drinks reception will be held at Reed Hall, a majestic Grade 2 listed mansion surrounded by beautiful gardens, and located within the university campus.


6th August 2015 - a gala dinner for all conference delegates to be held in the elegant Woodbridge Restaurant of Reed Hall

7th August 2015 - a tour of the Underground Passages in Exeter.  This tour will take place after lunch on 7th August and you should allow a minimum of two hours:


A little background to the Underground Passages follows:

"Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain. The Passages have long exercised a fascination over local people, with stories of wars and sieges, plague and pestilence! Their purpose was simple: to bring clean drinking water from natural springs in fields lying outside the walled city, through lead pipes into the heart of the city. The pipes sometimes sprang leaks and repairs to buried pipes could only be carried out by digging them up as we do today. To avoid this disruption the passages were vaulted and it is down some of these vaulted passageways that visitors are guided.The Passages are dark and narrow with a fascinating history. Visitors can experience interactive and educational exhibits in the Underground Passages Heritage Centre and watch a short video presentation before their guided tour. "

Please register now to take part



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