Sharing best practice in the UK

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In excess of 220 delegates from more than 100 local authorities across England, Wales and Scotland participated in the Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA)’s recent Sharing Best Practice event, held online and jointly organised by AIA partners Eurobitume UK and the Mineral Products Association.







Introduced by AIA Chair Rick Green (pictured), this year’s programme focussed on decarbonisation and network resilience and was split into four sessions relevant to local authorities working to achieve their sustainability goals and increase collaboration:

  • The Route to Net Zero Strategies
  • Approaches to Measurement
  • Warm Mix Asphalts panel discussion
  • Defining Resilience

The speakers provided valuable insights during their sessions, which can be viewed from the link below:

  • From The Outside Looking in Ben Clatworthy, Transport Correspondent, The Times
  • A Change Theory To Reduce The Carbon Footprint Of Highways Maintenance For Wales Ed Evans, Director and Secretary, CECA Wales/Cyfarwyddwr ac Ysgrifennydd CECA Cymru
  • Decarbonising Highways Maintenance: Developing A Decarbonisation Strategy For Lancashire Paul Binks, Highways Asset Manager, Lancashire County Council
  • National Highways Net Zero Plan – An Update Matt Wayman, Senior Pavements Advisor National Highways
  • Devon County Council’s Carbon Reduction Model For Highway Construction Works Victoria Walsh, Highway Systems Manager, Devon County Council
  • Warm Mix Asphalts Panel Discussion Diane Ware, Highways Asset Planning Manager, North Somerset Council; Brian Kent, Chair, MPA Asphalt Committee and Rick Ashton, Market Development Manager, TotalEnergies
  • Defining Resilience In The Asphalt Sector Dr. Breixo Gómez Meijide, Technical Director, European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA)

Slides from the presentations can be downloaded from here.