Water and Wastewater Networks: Delivering Cost-Effective Resilience

Date: 20th June 2019

Location: Manchester

Water companies face an array of issues encompassing environmental, financial and societal pressures. Sewer networks (often constructed in the Victorian era) include CSOs that risk discharging dilute but untreated wastewater under peak flow, whilst the strain on potable water supply mains have resulted in reduced pressure during high summer periods. Leakage also remains a key issue in potable water, with recent high profile fines failing to demonstrate sufficient ‘oversight and control’.

This event will cover clean and wastewater networks – from inspect/maintain regimes to new infrastructure and resilience, within the context of: Ofwat demands to decrease bills and leakage; increasing population and pressures on water supply; climate change.

This conference provides a forum for experts in water and wastewater networks to share practical experiences, technical expertise and best practice.  Network managers, operations’ managers, regulators, innovation teams and contractors are particularly encouraged to attend.

Key themes

  • Climate change
  • Increasing population and pressures on water supply
  • Ofwat demands to decrease bills and leakage
  • New infrastructure and resilience
  • Inspection and maintenance regimes

The event will provide a unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary learning and collaboration.

Outline programme

Resilience in the Round: Building Resilience for the Future
Ian Gray, Global Water Asset Management Lead, Arup

Systems-Based Risk and Resilience Modelling
Marcus Fowler, Technical Director & George Heywood, Technical Director, Servelec Technologies

Are we getting to the ultimate network? The convergence of smart, AI and automation as a quiet transformation of the way we manage networks
Matthew Stephenson, Director – Water Utilities and Technical Services Division UK, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Wastewater resilience in the UK – a comparative metric
Alan Wisdish, Principal Engineer, Atkins

Building resilience into an ageing water distribution asset
Dr Chris Robinson, Principal Consultant, MMI Thornton Tomasetti

Delivering wastewater resilience through Drainage and Wastewater Management Plans
Martin Osborne, Technical Director, WSP

Smarter Ways to Manage Surface Water
Terry Nash, Director, UK Rainwater Management Association

Using water flexibly: the impact of water quality on the resilience of distribution
Lisa Barrott, Senior Technical Specialist, Stantec

A Holistic Approach to Capital Maintenance of Water Large Diameter distribution pipes and Trunk Mains in AMP7 and beyond
Nick Preston, Executive Director, NJJP

Model-based resilience assessment of a stormwater event at a full-scale sewage treatment work
Pau Juan-García, Research Scientist, Atkins

Fighting the fatberg at source: developing best practice in grease management systems
Edward Palin, Co-chair, Grease Contractors Association (GCA)

How can Ofwat’s challenging leakage targets be met?
Richard Hayward, Graduate Technology Consultant, Isle Utilities

Exhibition and sponsorship

If you are interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring this event please contact clare.hunter@aquaenviro.co.uk for further details.

Contact clare.hunter@aquaenviro.co.uk for more information.

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