11 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

THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS: HOW CAN WE MAKE ABSTRACTION MORE SUSTAINABLE?

11:10 am

Chilterns chalk streams in crisis: the route to enhancing our chalk streams

  • A case study: commitments to conserving the chalk stream environment
  • Raising awareness of the importance of chalk streams and the need to conserve them
  • Practical conservation and partnership working

Speaker

11:20 am

Collaborating across sectors to enhance the environment

  • Working across all water users to optimise water systems
  • Changing land use to improve system resilience, including aquifer recharge
  • Incentivising change, including the use of markets

Speaker

11:30 am

How can we abstract and trade water without causing ecological impact?

  • How can we reduce abstraction while also ensuring security of supply?
  • Balancing customer needs with the need to maintain river water quality and biodiversity in communities
  • Improving our ability to move and distribute water

Speaker

  • Alice Elder

    Alice Elder
    Water quality strategy manager - Affinity Water

11:40 am

Panel discussion: debating the future of sensitive habitats

  • How can we better collaborate to restore chalk streams?
  • What does the future look like for sustainable abstraction and trade?

Speakers to be joined by:

Speakers

12:15 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

Introduction from session chair

Speaker

  • Ben Earl

    Ben Earl
    Head of water efficiency - Southern Water

1:35 pm

INVESTING IN RESILIENCE IN WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

1:35 pm

Water systems – resilience now and in the long-term

• A framework for resilient systems: standards, stress tests, and strategies
• Resilience through a wider lens: addressing dependencies and vulnerabilities
• Planning for the future and investing in resilience

Speaker

  • Francis Heil

    Francis Heil
    Technical policy advisor: water & environment - The National Infrastructure Commission

1:45 pm

What role will green infrastructure planning and investment have in solving environmental challenges?

  • How far is water a barrier to economic and environmental growth?
  • How does asset planning and resilience fit into the bigger picture?
  • Which nature-based solutions should we be investing in?

Speaker

  • Sophie Tremolet

    Sophie Tremolet
    Water security director - Europe - The Nature Conservancy

1:55 pm

Exploring the interplay between resilience in the water sector and in the natural environment

  • How and why investment in one benefits both
  • Naturally Resilient Project: research and case studies
  • How the water sector and natural environment can best work together

Speaker

2:05 pm

Question and answer session

2:30 pm

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

2:45 pm

Exhibition Zone – engage with new and existing partners and solutions

3:00 pm

Close of WWT’s Water Security in a Changing Environment Conference 2020