4 November 2020


10:00 am

Event opens: network with your peers or meet the industry’s innovators in our virtual exhibition

 

11:00 am

Welcome from WWT

11:05 am

Introduction from conference chair

John Smith
Regulatory economist, and policy advisor


TACKLING KEY CHALLENGES IN THE IRISH WATER SECTOR

11:10 am

Tackling the leakage challenge in Ireland

  • Progress on National leakage program
  • Success stories during 2020
  • Data improvements to support leakage reduction
  • Using innovation to achieve leakage targets

David Lonergan 
National leakage manager, Irish Water

11:25 am

How can we achieve a sustainable economic level of leakage?

Sean McCarthy 
Head of leakage, Anglian Water

11:35 am

How can we build resilience through an effective response to climate change?

  • Understanding the risks faced from climate change to build resilience
  • Planning to minimise or adapt these risks
  • Using key regulatory frameworks to develop local climate adaptation strategies

Olga Grant
Assistant principal, Department of Environment, Climate and Communications

11:45 pm

Questions and answers

 

12:00pm

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

Led by: Adam Bond, Business development manager for wastewater treatment , Xylem

 

12:40 pm

Speed networking - meet and interact with your peers face-to-face


12:55 pm

Exhibition zone - engage with new and existing


13:10 pm

Take a break


 

13:50 pm

Welcome back from Conference chair

John Smith
Regulatory economist, and policy advisor

WATER QUALITY & ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

13:55 pm

Meeting the requirements of drinking water safety plans

  • Ensuring water quality meets both economic and environmental regulations

Michelle Minihan
Senior inspector, drinking water team - Environment Protection Agency

14:05 pm

Overcoming regulatory compliance challenges

  • Overcoming challenges along the complete water cycle, from water intake to water treatment works
  • Looking at solutions to monitoring and treatment challenges

Beatrice Martin
Water treatment manager - Xylem

14:15 pm

Delivering on water quality targets through effective catchment management

  • Protecting water resources sustainably through effective catchment management
  • How collaborative working with key partners is effectively safeguarding raw water sources

Jodie Rettino
Catchment and biodiversity lead, Severn Trent

14:25 pm

Questions and answers


14:40 pm

Speed networking - meet and interact with your peers face to face


14:55 pm

Exhibition zone - engage with new and existing


15:10 pm

Close of Ireland Water 2020