25 January 2022

8:45 am

Virtual platform and networking opens

9:15 am

Welcome from the chair

Speaker

9:20 am

REGULATION, LONG-TERM PLANNING & RESILIENCE

9:20 am

Keynote: Building resilience throughout the wastewater network

Highlighting key expectations of WASCs to drive resilience and longevity in their wastewater infrastructure. How far has the sector come? How will WASCs be supported through PR24 and AMP8?

 

Speaker

  • Giles Stevens

    Giles Stevens
    Director of policy - National Infrastructure Commission

9:40 am

Outlining new regulation to optimise wastewater networks and infrastructure

Revealing how regulation will shape the future of wastewater networks and infrastructure and how assets will look in 25 years

Speaker

  • John Russell

    John Russell
    Senior director of finance, strategy and infrastructure - Ofwat

10:00 am

Question & answer session 

10:05 am

Panel discussion: Strategic planning, construction and maintenance of wastewater networks to reduce carbon and extend the life of assets

Gain project updates from AMP7 and learn key priorities for PR24 and hopes for AMP8. Understand longterm goals to improve assetsachieve net zero and the tools and innovation being used to get there

Speakers

  • Andrew Hagger

    Andrew Hagger
    Head of wastewater strategy & planning - Thames Water

  • Heather Sheffield

    Heather Sheffield
    Integrated planning central control manager, wastewater, - Yorkshire Water

  • Carol Cairns

    Carol Cairns
    Strategic planning manager - Northumbrian Water Group

10:40 am

Networking and refreshments break

11:00 am

EMBRACING SMART TECHNOLOGY IN WASTEWATER

11:00 am

Incorporating smart water systems and digitisation to better manage the 25km Tideway tunnel

Harnessing existing technology to digitise and automate wastewater network systems to reduce pollution of the river Thames. Why is it important to embrace digital technology and innovation on both new and existing assets? How can technology help wastewater infrastructure operate is a sustainable way? 

Speaker

  • Peter Vale

    Peter Vale
    Engineering information manager - Thames Tideway Tunnel

11:25 am

Digitising networks to achieve pre-emptive maintenance of assets and prevent major intervention

How can taking a pre-emptive approach to asset management and maintenance help reduce major intervention? What role does technology and data play in a successful asset management strategy? 

Speaker

  • Chris Thomas

    Chris Thomas
    Head of enterprise and innovation - Isle Utilities

11:50 am

Questions and answer session

12:10 pm

Networking break

12:30 pm

Lunch break

1:00 pm

RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: FLOODING, POLLUTION & NET ZERO

1:00 pm

Understanding and minimising the environmental impact on rivers caused by wastewater discharge

As public awareness increases and the regulatory landscape evolves, how do we minimise the impact on the environment while maintaining a focus on Net Zero?

Speakers

  • David Kirkham

    David Kirkham
    Head of wastewater - Xylem Water Solutions

  • Kieran Fahey

    Kieran Fahey
    Director, long-term control plan - City of South Bend

1:15 pm

Managing CSO data and maximising output to reduce pollution

Ensuring instrumentation and monitoring of assets is effective and reliable to mine the data to make informed decisions. How are you engaging with stakeholders and customers to educate them? How has the app improved understanding of overflows?  

Speaker

  • Nick Mills

    Nick Mills
    Head of pollution, flooding and resilience - Southern Water

1:35 pm

Household level green technologies to help alleviate the need for hard engineering solution

Discover how individual households can contribute to better managing wastewater assets and dealing with heavy rainfall. How can companies engage with their consumers to protect and increase resilience of wastewater networks and infrastructure?  

Speaker

1:55 pm

Question & answer session

2:05 pm

Fireside chat: Responding to the storm overflow challenge

  • How can the industry improve transparency of storm overflows?
  • What role does data have in controlling pollution and spills?
  • How can the industry collaborate to have a systems approach to stormwater management?

Speaker

2:40 pm

Networking and refreshments break

Meet your peers in our roulette-style networking session or visit the virtual insight booths

3:00 pm

ENHANCING DELIVERY OF OUTCOMES FOR CUSTOMERS & ENVIRONMENT

3:00 pm

Changing customer behaviour to help tackle sewer flooding

Providing an overview of the ‘Bin the Wipe’ campaign and how NWG have successfully engaged their customers to tackle sewer misuse to reduce sewer flooding.

Speaker

3:20 pm

Maximising value and wider benefits using DWMP

Highlighting the importance of social value and environmental benefits over low cost in strategic planning. Discussing how the industry can look to incorporate ‘multiple capitals’ and wider benefits

Speaker

3:40 pm

Question and answer session

3:50 pm

Closing remarks from the chair

4:00 pm

End of Wastewater 2022