Day One - 29 June 2021

9:15 am

EVENT OPENS

Network with your peers or meet our partners in the event booths
9:45 am

Introduction from conference chair

Speaker

  • Ben Earl

    Ben Earl
    Director of sustainability, energy & water efficiency - Skewb

9:54 am

POLICY, PLANNING & LONG-TERM WATER SECURITY

9:55 am

Keynote: shaping a resilient future for water

  • Affinity Water’s Save Our Streams campaign
  • Driving environmental improvement plans

Speaker

10:10 am

Keynote: future challenges and opportunities: the water sector in 30 years

• What companies will need to do now to transform in readiness for the future
• Managing emerging challenges

Speaker

10:25 am

Keynote: environmental policy update

  • Providing a long-term destination for the environment
  • Working towards PCC targets

Speaker

10:40 am

Questions and answers

10:55 am

SPEED NETWORKING

Meet and interact with your peers face-to-face

11:10 am

DRIVING WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE

11:10 am

An update from RAPID: providing resilient water supplies into the future

  • Accelerating new water infrastructure
  • Assessing future regulatory frameworks
  • Driving environmentally beneficial and affordable water resources

Speaker

11:25 am

Water and environmental resilience – two sides of the same coin?

  • Driving a multi-sector collaborative approach to resilience
  • Developing a regional resilience plan

Speaker

11:40 am

Driving resilience, natural capital and towards the next National Infrastructure Assessment

  • Enhancing resilience to flooding and drought
  • Natural capital and infrastructure
  • Looking ahead to the next assessment

Speaker

  • Ed Beard

    Ed Beard
    Assistant director – policy - National Infrastructure Commission

11:55 am

Questions and answers

12:15 pm

NETWORKING & EXHIBITION

Meet your peers 1-on-1 in a dedicated roulette-style session or browse the event booths

12:30 pm

Take a break

Networking and event booths remain open

1:00 pm

Welcome back from conference chair

Speaker

  • Ben Earl

    Ben Earl
    Director of sustainability, energy & water efficiency - Skewb

1:05 pm

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

1:05 pm

Restoring ecosystems and supporting natural resources

  • The role of water companies in delivering the 25 Year Environment Plan
  • Incentivising positive land use
  • Accelerating delivery of nature-based solutions in PR24

Speaker

  • Guy Thompson

    Guy Thompson
    Group director, environmental futures - Wessex Water

1:15 pm

Levers for financing nature recovery

  • Policy and regulatory barriers and solutions
  • Assessing standards and data

Speaker

1:25 pm

Panel discussion, questions and answers: stakeholder engagement and environmental funding

Speakers

2:00 pm

NETWORKING & EXHIBITION

Meet your peers 1-on-1 in a dedicated roulette-style session or browse the event booths

2:15 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Choose to attend one interactive breakout session to solve a specific challenge with your peers

2:15 pm

A: BREAKING DOWN SILOS & DRIVING COLLABORATION

  • Mobilising coordinated funding: a Norfolk Water Fund case study
  • Natural Capital: a framework for shaping collaborative working

Speakers

2:16 pm

B: WATER EFFICIENCY & LEAKAGE

  • The role of reducing leakage in long-term water security issues
  • Customer engagement and promoting water efficiency
  • Determining which water efficiency measures are worthwhile

Speakers

  • Ben Earl

    Ben Earl
    Director of sustainability, energy & water efficiency - Skewb

  • Jim Barker

    Jim Barker
    Head of water resources, leakage and smart networks - Portsmouth Water

  • Jake Rigg

    Jake Rigg
    Communications and sustainability director - Affinity Water

  • Keith Haslett

    Keith Haslett
    Water director - Northumbrian Water

3:15 pm

Close of day one