Speaker presentations

Please click the links below to view the speaker presentations from the WWT Water Industry Innovation conference:

SUPPORTING INNOVATIVE THINKING THROUGH THE INNOVATION IN WATER CHALLENGE 

Keynote: Ofwat’s Innovation Fund and Innovation in Water Challenge (IWC): reflections on the first year
Powerpoint: Harry Armstrong, Director of regulatory policy, Ofwat
Video: Harry Armstrong, Director of regulatory policy, Ofwat

Keynote: Centre of Excellence hub for the water sector: where are we and what’s next?
Steve Kaye, CEO, UKWIR

Ready to roll – insights and learnings from Mott MacDonald’s innovation journey
Sally Watson, Technical excellence and digital lead, Mott MacDonald

FOSTERING INNOVATION: KEY CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN WATER  

Identifying factors that can help or hinder collaborative innovation
Tony Conway, Director, Conway Strategic Water Consulting & Former executive director, United Utilities

Making the leap to “Business as Usual”
Mark England, VP innovation and technology, Xylem Inc

Supporting new entrants into the UK water sector
Kieran Brocklebank, Head of innovation, United Utilities

Capitalising on the drive for innovation 
Peter Coombs, EMEA innovation manager, Innovyze 

Academic research in water innovationviews from Cranfield on the last year and upcoming focuses 
Peter Jarvis, Professor of water science and technology, Cranfield University

DUTCH SHOWCASES OF INNOVATION FOR WATER & WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

Paul Lavender, Director for water utilities (UK), Royal HaskoningDHV
Lisa Brand, CTO & Co-founder, LG Sonic
Rudy Dijkstra, CEO, Acquaint
John de Geest, Account manager, Royal Eijkelkamp (too large to upload – please email for a copy)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

A: LEAKAGE  
Led by: Joby Boxall, Professor of water infrastructure engineering, Sheffield University
Jeremy Heath, Innovation manager, SES Water
Helen Wood, Network strategy manager, South East Water

B: POLLUTION
Led by: Peter Coombs, EMEA innovation manager, Innovyze
Nick Mills, Head of pollution & flooding resilience, Southern Water (no slides)
James Harrison, Head of wastewater asset management, Yorkshire Water (no slides)

C: WATER EFFICIENCY & DEMAND REDUCTION
Led by: Rob Light, Chair, CCW
Andrew Tucker, Water demand reduction manager, Thames Water (not available)
Jacqueline de Jong, Customer innovation manager, Vitens
Ed Barnes, Interim head of demand management, Affinity Water

D: CREATING AN EFFECTIVE INNOVATION CULTURE POST PANDEMIC
Led by: Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Group
Shaunna Berendsen, Client programme director, The UK Water Innovation Centre of Excellence (too large to upload – please email for a copy)
Kieran Brocklebank, Head of innovation, United Utilities (no slides)
Angela MacOscar, Head of innovation, Northumbrian Water
Ben Ward, South West Water

SUSTAINABILITY, NET ZERO & CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN WATER 

Transitioning water to the circular economy using innovative solutions
Jos Boere, Deputy CEO, KWR Water Research Institute

 

Upcoming events:

WWT Wastewater Conference
25 January – Birmingham
https://event.wwtonline.co.uk/wastewater/ ​

WWT Smart Water Conference
1 March – Birmingham
https://event.wwtonline.co.uk/smart/

Utility Week Customer Summit
16-17 March – Birmingham
https://event.utilityweek.co.uk/customer/ ​