Day Two - 30 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

9:50 am

Keynote: water security in a changing environment

Speaker

10:10 am

TACKLING SUPPLY & DEMAND IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

10:10 am

Tackling supply and demand to provide for future generations

  • The importance of addressing leakage  
  • Enhancing water quality

Speaker

10:25 am

Balancing supply and demand in a changing environment

  • Climate change effects on supply
  • Dealing with changing demand
  • How has the pandemic impacted supply and demand requirements?

Speaker

  • Toby Willison

    Toby Willison
    Director of environment and corporate affairs - Southern Water

10:40 am

Water efficiency in the UK – urgent!

  • Tackling climate change and water supply
  • Reducing our carbon footprint and driving water efficiency
  • What innovation will be needed?

Speaker

10:55 am

Role of the non-household market in demand reduction

  • Tackling the sector’s ambitious water efficiency, drought resilience and net zero goals
  • The role of data in achieving environmental outcomes and unlocking value
  • Using collective insight to deliver the best outcomes for customers and the environment

Speaker

11:10 am

Questions and answers

11:30 am

NETWORKING & EXHIBITION

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

11:45 am

Take a break

Networking and event booths remain open

12:15 pm

Welcome back from conference chair

Speaker

  • Ben Earl

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

12:20 pm

REGIONAL PLANNING, FLOOD RISK & DROUGHT

12:20 pm

Keynote: mitigating flood risk: the importance of good water management practice

  • Protecting our resources
  • What is on the horizon?

Speaker

12:30 pm

The challenges, issues and opportunities associated with using reservoirs for flood risk management

  • Work with the EA on use of reservoirs regionally and in specific catchments
  • Experiences of the Hebden Bridge drawdown trial

Speaker

  • Granville Davies

    Granville Davies
    Regional lead, Water Resources North & Clean water and catchment strategy manager - Yorkshire Water

12:40 pm

Reducing flood risk

Speaker

12:50 pm

Embedding regional planning into Water Resource Management Plans

  • The immediate and long-term challenges in the Anglian region
  • Collaborative opportunities

Speaker

1:00 pm

Regional planning and SuDS

  • Climate change action and flood alleviation
  • Adopting and implementing SuDS
  • Identifying project opportunities

Speaker

  • Peter Close

    Peter Close
    Water resources manager - Northern Ireland Environment Agency

1:10 pm

Questions and answers

1:25 pm

NETWORKING & EXHIBITION

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

1:45 pm

Take a break

networking and exhibition remains open

2:00 pm

SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT

2:00 pm

Integrated water management and the agricultural transition post-Brexit

  • How farmers can help to protect and enhance the environment whilst feeding the nation
  • Delivery of collaborative working within agriculture and with other sectors
  • Investment in green and built infrastructure
  • Driving technological innovation to improve flood management and water use

Speaker

2:10 pm

CLA’s Water Strategy

  • The role of farmers and land managers in protecting the water environment
  • Progress so far and next steps

Speaker

2:20 pm

Managing landscapes for resilient water resources

  • The scale of the opportunity for sustainable land management and nature-based solutions
  • Building resilient catchments and water supply
  • Impacts of climate change and links to regional policies

Speaker

  • Kathi Bauer

    Kathi Bauer
    Natural capital coordinator - South East Rivers Trust

2:30 pm

Panel debate and questions: what do environmental stakeholders need to support the transition to sustainable land use?

Speakers

3:00 pm

Chair’s closing remarks

Speaker

  • Ben Earl

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

3:05 pm

NETWORKING & EXHIBITION

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

3:15 pm

Close of the WWT Water Security in a Changing Environment Conference 2021