Water Industry Asset Management Conference

Delivering long-term asset health and resilience in a changing environment

5 October 2021 | Birmingham

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2021 event!

Asset management leaders

Expert speakers


The UK's largest dedicated event for asset management and capital delivery leaders across water companies and tier 1 contractors

The 10th edition of the conference will re-unite the sector in Birmingham to collaborate on these challenges, spark new ideas, and shape the future of asset management for water.

Leave your home office behind and immerse yourself in the event atmosphere and network with the influential figures shaping the future of asset management. Be inspired by high-level keynotes, debate new ideas in our panel discussions and collaborate with asset leaders in our interactive breakouts.

2021 speakers include:


Lila Thompson


British Water


Aileen Armstrong

Senior director, company performance and price reviews


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Hayley O'Malley

Head of asset health and performance

Severn Trent


Tim McMahon

Head of water asset management

Thames Water


Dr Lisa Gahan

Regulatory director

South West Water

WWT Water Industry Asset Management speaker 2019

Michelle Ashford

Chief operating officer

Water Industry Commission for Scotland


Only here can you:

  • Network in person with 100+ asset management leaders from the UK water sector
  • Assess asset management priorities for the rest of the AMP cycle and how to prepare for PR24
  • Hear how water companies are pushing the boundaries of innovation and securing successful bids with Ofwat funding in the next round
  • Collaborate in person on how to build asset resilience in the face of large and unpredicted events
  • Learn how to empower the customer and use community insights to forecast asset demands, explore intervention options and shape decision-making
  • Explore the successful use of data and technology for enhanced performance and effective decision making

2021 Headline Sponsor


2021 Co-Sponsor


Organisations who attend

Affinity Water NEW
Northumbrian Water 150 x 150
Anglian Water 150 x 150
WICS 150x150
Thames Water 150 x 150
Welsh Water 150x150
Northern Ireland water 150x150
South East Water 150 x 150
SWIG 150 x 150
United Utilities 150x150
Ofwat 150 x 150
South staffs water
Environment Agency 150 x 150
Uni of Sheffield
Severn Trent 150 x 150
Uni of Exeter
Southern Water 150 x 150
United utilities

What previous attendees said...

I would recommend attending this event to all staff working for organisations with Water and Asset Management responsibilities.
Area manager - water sector, Waterman Aspen

Extremely well organised event with interesting and engaging content. Look forward to joining next year
Regional asset manager, Veolia Water

I found the speakers informative, and have come away with some food for thought
Leakage optimisation manager, South East Water

‘Great opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues in the industry and discuss our issues, opportunities and the art of the possible’
Head of asset strategy, Bristol Water

The conference was very informative with knowledgeable speakers. It covered a variety of subjects across the subject of Asset Management.
Maintenance Manager, Scottish Water Services Grampian 

‘An excellent opportunity to share ideas and learn from others on managing asset health. Also an opportunity to communicate with suppliers and support providers on needs for the future.’
Above ground asset planning manager, South East Water

‘Great opportunity to network with my peers and discuss collaboration opportunities across our industry’
Tactical planning manager, Northumbrian Water

'This was my first WWT conference and I wasn't disappointed. The days were full of great speakers, especially on day two, discussing the challenges of asset management and progression towards net zero!'

Group bid co-ordinator, Stonbury Limited

‘The conference is a really important opportunity to share experiences and best practice in asset management from within the water industry, but also from other sectors’
Head of strategic investment, Thames Water

‘A great event that is well worth attending for everyone involved in asset management’
Technical lead, Z-Tech Control Systems

‘Great presentations from leaders within the industry. Showing how the industry is evolving and focusing on the consumer building trust and confidence and at the same time delivering a sustainable future for the environment through a holistic approach to business operations’
BDM, Wireless Innovation

‘Would highly recommend to a wide variety of stakeholders across asset management - the day was very well run and provided a wealth of knowledge, experience and networking opportunities’
Asset manager, South Staffs Water

'The level of engagement is impressive and helps to create a sense that all who attend this event are here to learn and collaborate.'

Business development/Client relationship manager, Dale Power Solutions

‘An excellent event that dealt with relevant, topical issues attended by key personnel associated with the industry’
Visiting fellow, Aston University


National Conference Centre
Coventry Road,
West Midlands
B92 0EJ