UK Sustainability 101 Online Training

Tuesday 08 December, 2020
8:30am – 4:00pm



About the event

Register by filling out this form or emailing The course fee is £275 (ex. VAT) per person.

The Big Picture

Sustainability is an often repeated and overused term but overlooked and when it comes to implementing into designs and changing behaviors to achieve lasting change. The courses centers around understanding what aspects of sustainability are relevant to our industries and within our respective industries of water, construction and power sectors can proactively respond in order to reduce the impact of global warming through our own schemes, both personal and professional.

Course Delivery and Context

This course has been designed for live on-line e-classroom delivery via Zoom, for interactive learning, in order to increase the learner’s awareness in specialist subject matter areas. It is part of the wider training Programme for Water Professionals facilitated by Isle.


The course is an introduction to sustainability and concentrates on delivering a straightforward narrative of what sustainability is, the UNs Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) the subsequent UK response with Net-Zero carbon legislations and its impacts on industry. Various quantitative and qualitative sustainability and environmental assessment methods such as carbon footprinting, water footprint, BREEAM, LEED, Natural Capital, Ecosystem Services and circular economy will be introduced at a high level.
Their suitability and usefulness depending on outcomes required and industries will be explored to allow delegates to consider their suitability in their own projects.

Overall the course will simply and jargon-bust many of the green washing methods and terminologies that have infiltrated the sustainability scene and the infrastructure scenes.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for those working in the water, wastewater, environmental and sustainability sectors in the water and construction industries, who require an understating of sustainability and carbon and the current regulations and how they impact industry. No prior knowledge is required.

Course Outcomes

The following outcomes will be conveyed through interactivities, case studies, discussions and teaching.

  • Understanding the differences between sustainability vs environment
  • Global sustainability requirements (SGDs) and how it impacts the UK sectors (Net Zero Carbon)
  • Translation of what Net Zero Carbon means for sectors and actions required
  • Jargon busting and green washing of common sustainability
  • An introduction to various Quantitative sustainability assessment methods.
  • An introduction to various Qualitative sustainability assessment methods
  • Water scarcity and it’s impacts on industry and the low carbon agenda
  • Mitigation vs Adaptation strategies
  • Discussion of relevant case studies
  • Exploration of innovate solutions and future scenarios

Delegate Course Requirements and Expectations

Training Platform: Zoom. Please ensure that you are able to access Zoom ahead of time. We will be happy to help you test this prior to the course.

Equipment: Laptop, with audio and visual capabilities (webcam enabled), smart phone and pen and paper

Assumed knowledge: A basic understanding of the water sector is assumed, and satisfactory equivalent of English and Maths capability is required to proceed.

Differently abled learners: At present we are sadly unable to offer courses that are suited for those who are vision impaired or suffer from hearing loss. We are working
towards improving our service.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): The course syllabus will include a mandatory pre-reading list and optional post-reading. It concludes with an online proof
of learning exercise.


Course fees and registration

Course fee is £275 (ex. VAT) per person.

Discounts of 10% are available for IWater members and bona fide full time students, furloughed or unemployed, multiple course participation and group registrations (3 or more learners from the same organisation).

Register by filling out this form or emailing

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