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. There will be two panel/audience discussions focused on the following topics:

  • Smart Resilience - How do we apply a systems thinking approach?
  • Resilience Metrics - What do forward looking measures look like?



10:00 Welcome

Resilience - Setting the Scene
  • University of Exeter - Professor David Butler, Safe & SuRe Team
  • Ofwat - Trevor Bishop, Director - Strategy & Planning
Learning from other sectors
    Highways England - John Ingram, Network Resilience Planner
  • 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?

12:15 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
  • Severn Trent Water - TBC
  • United Utilities - Simon Boyland, Head of Asset Systems & Planning
  • Yorkshire Water - Lee Pitcher, Head of Reslience
Panel/Audience Discussion - 2

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

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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