We live in an era where our critical infrastructure is at risk of failing us.

The below-ground infrastructure that has served us for the last five decades is at risk of failure due to change in climate, challenges with our understanding of how it should have been designed, intensification of the urban landscape and the simple lack of focus in maintenance, funding and knowledge.

Let’s face it, water engineering is not sexy. The lowly civil engineer has the hardest job in the world, working with technologies and theory that have not changed much or significantly in decades, if not 100 years.