10 June 2020

11:00 am

Welcome from WWT

11:05 am

Introduction from session chair

Speaker

  • Ben Earl

    Ben Earl
    Head of water efficiency - Southern Water

11:10 am

DELIVERING WATER SECURITY & RESILIENCE

11:10 am

What will be expected from regional plans?

  • How could regional plans shape the water industry in the UK?
  • Water security and the National Framework

Speaker

11:20 am

Delivering the commitments of the 25 Year Environment Plan

  • The big picture: what are we trying to achieve?
  • The emergence of RAPID: providing resilient water supplies into the future

Speaker

11:30 am

Regional water resource management planning: shaping the future of the water industry

  • Opportunities for England and the UK as a whole
  • Engagement beyond our industry: the role of agriculture, energy and mining
  • Ensuring a sustainable supply of water for future generations

Speaker

  • Patric Bulmer

    Patric Bulmer
    Head of water resources and environment - Bristol Water

11:40 am

Panel discussion and questions: addressing the climate emergency

  • The landowner perspective on national framework regional planning
  • Water Resource Management Plans – progress and opportunity
  • How can we balance keeping customer bills low and delivering environmental resilience?

Speakers to be joined by:

Speakers

12:10 pm

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

12:30 pm

Exhibition Zone – engage with new and existing partners and solutions

12:45 pm

Take a break

1:30 pm

Welcome back from session chair

Speaker

  • Ben Earl

    Ben Earl
    Head of water efficiency - Southern Water

1:35 pm

TACKLING SUPPLY, DEMAND & WATER QUALITY ISSUES

1:35 pm

Drinking water quality and mitigations in response to increasing demand supply strategies

  • Ensuring high water quality standards in the face of environmental change
  • Meeting the needs identified in the National Framework for water resource planning

Speaker

1:45 pm

Empowering communities to improve the resilience of freshwater environments

  • The benefits of community-based ground-truthing and participatory monitoring to build long-term resilience
  • Mitigating the impacts of nutrient pollution: the barriers
  • The importance of collection of robust data on water quality and environmental conditions

Speaker

  • Isobel Bishop

    Isobel Bishop
    Freshwater scientist and research manager - Earthwatch Europe

1:55 pm

Improving water quality in the environment

  • How can we better mitigate the impacts of population growth and demand on water quality?
  • How can we ensure safe, affordable drinking water for future generations?
  • Barriers to collaboration in water resources planning

Speaker

  • Peter Jarvis

    Peter Jarvis
    Professor of water science and technology - Cranfield University

2:05 pm

PROWATER: addressing the impacts of climate change

  • Enhancing the availability of raw water for people and the environment
  • Maximising the value of European-funded partnership projects
  • Creating a resilient catchment

Speakers

2:20 pm

Question and answer session

2:45 pm

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

3:00 pm

Exhibition Zone – engage with new and existing partners and solutions

3:15 pm

Close of day one