Ben Tam

Managing director, UK - Isle Utilities

Ben is the managing director of Isle UK with a background in science and innovation, which started out with a PhD in biochemistry. Since then he has worked in the water industry fulfilling a variety of scientific and managerial roles. read more

Dale Walker

Head of smart/OT programme - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Dale works as the Head of the Smart OT Programme for Welsh Water focused on the delivery of their Smart strategy and associated programme of work. The strategy has led to the formulation of key initiatives that culminates in several read more

David Butler

Head of engineering - University of Exeter

David Butler is an academic leader and research manager, and has more than 30 years’ experience as an internationally-leading researcher, teacher and consultant in the water sector. David is professor of water engineering at the University of Exeter and an read more

David Elliott

Chief innovation officer - Wessex Water

David has more than 30 years’ experience in the water industry and joined Wessex Water in 1985. David has held a number of posts over his career, including 20 years in operations.  He was appointed a director of Wessex Water read more

Dennis Wagenaar

Researcher, flood risk - Deltares

Dennis Wagenaar is an expert in flood risk management, specialised in flood impact modelling. He has been working on this topic for 7 years at Deltares and is currently doing a part-time PhD on the use of machine learning techniques read more

Dragan Savic

Chief executive officer - KWR Water Research Institute

Professor Dragan Savic FREng is the CEO of KWR Watercycle Research Institute, the Dutch drinking water companies’ collective research organisation. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada, in 1990, and then held a number read more

Emma Harris

Head of smart hub - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Emma is head of the smart hub at Welsh Water,. She previously led the charge on pollution reduction at DCWW. With a PhD in Hydroinformatics, Emma also leads on smart wastewater networks for DCWW, these are currently being driven through read more

Garry Tabor

Director of strategy - ATi UK

Ivan Stoianov

Senior lecturer, water systems engineering - Imperial College London

Dr Ivan Stoianov is a senior lecturer in water systems engineering and a holder of a prestigious five-year EPSRC Fellowship (2017-2021). Through this EPSRC Fellowship, fundamental scientific methods for the design, optimisation and control of next generation resilient water supply networks read more

Jeremy Heath

Innovation manager - SES Water

Jeremy Heath is the innovation manager for Sutton and East Surrey Water, located just south of London. With a background in mechanical engineering and a qualification in software application development, part of his responsibility includes the introduction and implementation of read more