Water Quality: the challenge of distributing water via ageing pipes

Date: 8th March 2018

Location: thestudio, Birmingham

Water quality in the UK regulated water sector is some of the highest in the world, with more than 99.96% (England 2016, Water UK) delivered at or above compliance levels. But with ageing infrastructure and a vast structure of pipework to deliver through, the challenges to network operators to maintain such high levels of service as water passes through ageing pipework have never been greater.

The conference will focus on the challenges and share practice on:

  • Network water chemistry – how problems can manifest inside the network
  • Water discolouration – best practice for prevention
  • Customer perception and dealing with water quality events
  • Latest developments in network water quality monitoring and management
  • First hand experience from water companies and regulators


Current Situation

Speaker TBC

The Challenge of Managing Quality Risk & Resilience in Water Networks
John Sim, Independent Consultant

EU Public Survey on Quality of Drinking Water Quality
Igleka Vassileva, Ecorys


Water quality management in the distribution network – calibrated chlorine decay model to minimise bacteriological and customer perception risk
Hugh Thomas, Atkins & Christopher Taylor, United Utilities

Using pipe condition assessments as a decision aid to the implementation of preventive and curative mitigation solutions for ageing pipes
Flavia Zraick, CIRSEE – Water Processes & Applications

Developing a conditioning strategy: Is the Langelier Saturation Index still useful?
Lisa Barrott, MWH

Practical Case Studies

Implementation and Challenges of Ice-Pigging
Michael Beresford – Project Manager for Mace but seconded to Affinity Water

Zonal Studies Approach
Asset Performance Manager from Welsh Water

Managing Lead in Private Water Supply Networks on MOD sites
Sarah Maiden, Kelda Water

Closing Panel debate


Exhibition:  A limited number of exhibition spaces will be available at the event – please contact clarehunter@aquaenviro.co.uk for further details.

Cost per person

£320 (ex. 20% VAT)

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