Share your smart ideas about sustainable water use in MK

Get your thinking cap on and come along to this ideas workshop. We are looking for groups and individuals with an interest in shaping the future of water in Milton Keynes. This MK:Smart Citizen Lab ideas workshop will focus on how we can create successful water initiatives to help us to face demand issues. Spaces are going fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.

When it’s time to get your brolly out again you’d be forgiven for thinking that Milton Keynes gets its fair share of rain showers. However, we have less rainfall than some Sicilian towns. This fact, together with an unsustainable demand for water could threaten the scale of Milton Keynes’ growth.

MK:Smart Citizen Lab: Water Ideas Workshop

Copyright Matthew Howarth - Umbrellas -cropped

Umbrellas out © Matthew Howarth

At this workshop we will hear from water scientists from HR Wallingford to identify current water issues, understand the challenges for the future of water use in MK. Then you’ll be invited to be a part of creating solutions.

Date:  Friday 18 July

Time: 4pm – 6pm (Refreshments from 4pm)

Venue: The Well At Willen, Newport Rd, Willen, MK15 9AA

Hose pipe spraying water

Should we consider water supplies before watering the garden? ©The Open University

MK:Smart will be looking at data from various sources about local energy and water consumption, as well as transport activity in MK, and use this information to tackle key demand issues in Milton Keynes. Community engagement is an essential ingredient for creating a successful smart city. Who better to suggest solutions for improving Milton Keynes than the people who live here? That’s why MK:Smart has set up Citizen Lab, which will combine local community action with a space for social innovation, when it comes to finding sustainable initiatives regarding water, energy, and transport.

This workshop is just one in a series of events in MK that give you the chance to share your ideas on how to address local infrastructure issues.


For more information on the series of workshops and how to get involved in the MK:Smart Citizen Lab contact: