Cancelled - How Resilient is the UK Water Industry?

Date: 22nd November 2016

Location: The Source Academy, Sheffield

Time: 10:30-16:30 (Registration from 10am)




Resilience has become a much-debated topic following the introduction of a statutory resilience duty for Ofwat under the 2014 Water Act.

Ofwat’s objective is to secure the long-term resilience of water supply and sewerage systems in the face of environmental pressures, population growth and changes in customer behaviour. Resilience is also about the capacity to maintain essential services under a range of circumstances from normal to extreme. This emphasises the need for service resilience, not just asset resilience.

Services need to be resilient to a wide range of factors such as extreme weather conditions; drought and flooding; land use and catchment pressures; power supply and communications reliability; skills and organisational capacity; supply chain capability; changing environmental and public health standards; population growth; sustainability.

The current focus on resilience provides the water industry with both challenges and opportunities. This seminar will seek to address the following questions:

  • How resilient is the UK water industry currently, considering the above factors?
  • What might it look like in 10 years’ time?
  • What do we need to do to improve things?


SPEAKERS (Click here for speaker profiles)

Ofwat Ian Pemberton, Principal Engineer
Anglian Water Services Chris Hayton, Public Affairs Manager
University of Exeter Prof. David Butler, Professor of Water Engineering
University of Sheffield Prof. Richard Ashley, Emeritus Professor of Urban Water
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Richard Laikin, Water Sector Leader
Yorkshire Water Gary Collins, Flood Risk & Engagement Manager
Atkins Pau Juan Garcia, Research Scientist
Environment Agency Stuart Allen, Principal Scientist - Climate Change


Exhibiting at this seminar
There are a number of opportunities to exhibit in the main networking area. Please see here for further details.

Sponsorship opportunities
If you would be interested in sponsoring this seminar, please contact us for information.

Cost per delegate, including refreshments and lunch:

£99 + VAT for WIF Partners
£132 + VAT for WIF Full Members
£148 + VAT for WIF Associate Members
£165 + VAT for Non-members





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