Delivering Resilience in PR19 and Beyond

Date: 23rd May 2018

Location: thestudio, Birmingham

The regional water companies are in the process of preparing their 5 year business plans for submission to Ofwat as part of Ofwat’s price review process (PR19) which will set the price, investment and service package that customers will receive over the period 2020-2025. One of the four key themes that Ofwat has focused on for PR19 is ‘resilience’.

This seminar, developed in association with the Exeter University Safe & SuRe team, aims to share learning to date around what has already been done to deliver improved resilience, both within the water industry, and from other sectors.


10:00 Welcome

Resilience - Setting the Scene
  • The resilience journey - University of Exeter - Professor David Butler, Safe & SuRe Team
  • Resilience in the round - Ofwat - Trevor Bishop, Director - Strategy & Planning
Learning from other sectors
    Highways England - Rob Llewellyn - SW Region Network Operations Manager
  • Heathrow Airport - Richard Hepburn, Regulatory Director
  • Electricity North West - Jonathan Booth, Head of Asset Management
Panel/Audience Discussion - 1

SMART RESILIENCE: How do we apply a systems thinking approach?

12:10 Lunch break

Learning from across the water sector
  • Dwr Cymru Welsh Water - Fergus O'Brien, Wastewater Strategy Manager
  • Scottish Water - Will Carroll, Water Strategy Technical Lead
  • United Utilities - Simon Boyland, Head of Asset Systems & Planning
  • Yorkshire Water - Lee Pitcher, Head of Reslience

14:15 Break

An external Perspective - how ready are the companies?
  • Arup - Ian Gray, Associate Director & Water Advisory Lead
  • Stantec - Brendan McAndrew, Principal Consultant (Business Consulting)
Panel/Audience Discussion - 2

RESILIENCE METRICS: What do the forward-looking measures look like?

Summary and Next Steps

16:00 Close


 The cost of this event, including refreshments and buffet lunch is:-

    WIF Partners £119 + VAT
    WIF Full Members £149 + VAT
    WIF Associate Members £179 + VAT
    Non-Members £199 + VAT

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