Alice Elder

Water quality strategy manager - Affinity Water

Alice has been a process engineer in the water industry for more than 10 years; she spent the first part of her career working at Mott MacDonald, carrying out water projects for clients both in the UK and overseas. She read more

Ben Earl

Head of water efficiency - Southern Water

Ben Earl is the Water Efficiency Manager for Southern Water where he is developing future strategy, implementing new business models and delivering ambitious water efficiency targets. Ben is working with business, NGOs and the UK government to change the way read more

Debbie Wilkinson

Groundwater manager - South East Water

Debbie Wilkinson is the Groundwater Manager at South East Water. Since joining South East Water in 2010, she has worked in the water quality, water resources and environmental departments. She now works in the Environmental Team, leading on the groundwater read more

Francis Heil

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

Francis is a chartered engineer, principal water consultant, and the National Infrastructure Commission’s policy lead for water and environment. He was a lead contributor to the NIC’s Resilience Study published in May 2020, with a focus on long-term resilience and read more

Geoff Darch

Water resources strategy manager - Anglian Water

Geoff Darch is water resources strategy manager at Anglian Water, responsible for the company’s Water Resources Management Plan, Drought Plan and associated investment planning. This involves balancing security of supply, cost and environment over the short and long-term in the read more

Isobel Bishop

Freshwater scientist and research manager - Earthwatch Europe

Dr Isabel Bishop is a freshwater scientist and research manager at Earthwatch. Her research focuses on the impacts of long-term changes in water quality on trophic structure in freshwater ecosystems. Her published research combines water chemistry monitoring and contemporary ecological read more

Jean Spencer

Chair - National Water Resources Framework

Jean Spencer is independent chair of the new National Water Resources Framework steering group, having recently left Anglian Water after 14 years as a director. Spencer has held strategic growth and resilience role since April 2017, and before that served read more

Jodie Le Marquand

Information and policy coordinator - Wildlife and Countryside Link

Jodie manages Link's Wildlife Crime working group and Blueprint for Water group focusing on freshwater policy, including advising, supporting and facilitating the groups’ activities.

Kathi Bauer

Natural capital coordinator - South East Rivers Trust

Since joining South East Rivers Trust in 2018, Kathi has worked on using ecosystem-based adaptation to increase the resilience of catchments to drought and support adaptation to water scarcity as part of the EU funded PROWATER project. Her role as read more

Marcus Rink

Chief inspector - DWI

Marcus Rink is the chief inspector at the Drinking Water Inspectorate. As chief inspector he provides independent scrutiny of the water industry ensuring the safety and quality of water and public confidence through a robust regulatory framework. The role encompasses read more