Long Term Investment in Water Infrastructure - when will we reach the tipping point at the current rate of investment?

Date: 26th January 2016

Location: The Rose Bowl, Leeds

Time: 10am-4pm

The current rate of replacement of the water infrastructure network (sewers and water mains) infers that sewers will last nearly 1000 years and water mains nearly 200. The performance of these assets is currently relatively stable, making the case for additional investment hard from a short term economic and performance perspective. 

At some point however, the rate of replacement in water infrastructure network will need to increase.  Two key questions are therefore “When will this need to happen?” and “What are the consequences if there is no increase?”

The aims of this seminar and workshop are:

  1. To understand the industry’s concern over current investment levels on underground infrastructure
  2. To gain a consensus that there is an issue which needs resolving
  3. To identify the factors which can be influenced around this issue
  4. To develop a route map to resolving this issue
  5. To generate ideas and actions to support the route map
  6. To inform the design of an UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) research project

The day will commence with a series of scene setting presentations:

Water company perspective Chris Royce, Head of Strategic Asset Management, Anglian Water
Planning perspective Joe Roebuck, Business Analytics Director, SEAMS Ltd
Delivery perspective Mark Ewen, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald Bentley
UK economy perspective Richard Ploszek, Engineering Interdependencies Lead, Infrastructure UK


An afternoon workshop session will then give delegates the opportunity to influence the development of the case for increased investment, how it is funded and when it is required.

The output of this workshop will be used to inform the detailed planning of a new UKWIR project for 2016 which will look at the long term investment required for maintaining below ground water infrastructure.

The cost for this event (includes lunch and refreshments) is:

£ 99 + VAT for WIF Partners
£129 + VAT for WIF Full Members
£149 + VAT for WIF Associate Members
£169 + VAT for Non Members

PLEASE NOTE: This seminar/workshop is by invitation only

« Go Back


Please see below for presentations from this event:-

Anglian Water - Chris Royce.pdf

SEAMS - Joe Roebuck.pdf

MMB - Mark Ewen.pdf

Infrastructure & Projects Authority - Richard Ploszek.pdf

Please see here for PDF file of flipchart output notes