TWENTY65 conference 'Bringing the Water Sector Together'

Date: 4th - 5th April 2017

Location: Innside Hotel, Manchester

The TWENTY65 team are delighted to announce registration for the inaugural TWENTY65 conference, 'Bringing the Water Sector Together', is now open. Early bird rates are available until 31st January 2017.

The conference is taking place on 4th and 5th April 2017, Innside Hotel, Manchester.


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The event will present cutting edge theory and demonstrate how this can be translated into practice to inspire collaborative working within the sector. Multiple topic areas will be presented within the plenary and parallel sessions, with stimulating discussions and feedback - this is an excellent opportunity to interact with regional and international peers.

We will hear from speakers who are working across the water cycle in interdisciplinary teams to develop flexible and synergistic solutions tailored to meet the changing environmental, economic and societal needs. 

Keynote Speakers Include: 

  • Ronan Palmer, Director, Strategy and Planning, Ofwat
  • Jon Rathjen, Scottish Government
  • Alun Shurmer, Director of Customer Strategy and Communications, Welsh Water
  • Rose O'Neill, Water Policy and Programme Manager, WWF-UK

Other speakers include:

  • Costain
  • Isle Utilities
  • Groundwork London
  • Exeter University
  • The University of Sheffield
  • PA Consulting
  • Yorkshire Water
  • Hydraulic Analysis Group
  • Newcastle University
  • The Energy Saving Trust

Parallel sessions will focus on:



Management of water colour and its treatment: sharing UK water industry knowledge


Water Futures

Interactive workshop on future scenarios and approaches for the UK water sector

Big Data

Interactive workshop on using data and promoting the uptake of smart water networks

Value of Water

Experiences with valuation of water services from across the UK

Water Futures

Interactive modelling showcase to demonstrate tools for exploring water issues

Urban Drainage

Experiences with SUDS, monitoring and modelling across urban drainage systems

What can social science do for the water industry?

Participatory approaches and advanced methodologies

Water Futures

Approaches to future planning and what the water sector could look like

Water Efficiency

Approaches to understanding customer water use and its impacts

Big Data

Applications of big data approaches across the water industry

Robotics & Sensors

Robotic & Sensor advances from other sectors and potential applications for water


Water Efficiency

Approaches to understanding customer water use and its impacts

Urban Drainage

Interactive workshop on the opportunities and problems associated with multipurpose interventions

Collaboration for Innovation

Making collaboration work in theory and practice

Technologies of the Future

Technical advances to support the water systems of the future



Book your place now to secure an early bird rate.

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