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Infrastructure & Networks Agenda

28 January 2020

8:45 am

Registration, refreshments and exhibition

Bioresources Infrastructure & Networks Treatment
9:30 am

Welcome and introduction from conference chair

Infrastructure & Networks

Speaker

9:35 am

Enabling resilience in wastewater networks and infrastructure through long-term planning

Infrastructure & Networks
  • How can water companies and other industry stakeholders work together to develop coherent wastewater management plans?
  • How can the water industry better work with local councils to protect the sewers?

Speaker

9:50 am

MANAGING FOG, UNFLUSHABLES & PLASTICS

Infrastructure & Networks
9:50 am

A cross-sector perspective to tackling FOG and sustainability issues

Infrastructure & Networks
  • How can food establishments, water companies, contractors and other stakeholders work together to prevent FOG build-up in sewers?
  • The importance of FOG training and reduction initiatives to prevent build-up

Speaker

10:05 am

What the future regulatory landscape for FOG means for the water industry

Infrastructure & Networks
  • Requirement to fit grease management
  • Standards for grease management equipment
  • Would legislation for grease management prevent blockages, floods and pollution?

Speaker

10:20 am

A food sector perspective: preventing sewer blockages

Infrastructure & Networks
  • Opportunities for collaboration with the water industry
  • What are the current challenges and how can they be overcome?

Speaker

  • David Holden

    David Holden
    Building services manager UK & Ireland - McDonalds

10:35 am

Panel discussion, questions and answers: how to get FOG and microplastics out of the wastewater system

Infrastructure & Networks
  • Improving customer education to reduce FOG and microplastic pollution
  • Why innovation with bio-augmentation of FOG is proving beneficial to the industry
  • What can the industry do to reduce plastic waste in the water system?
  • The importance of working with government and local authorities to tackle FOG and microplastics

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Speakers

11:00 am

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

Bioresources Infrastructure & Networks Treatment
11:30 am

INNOVATION & DIGITALISATION

Infrastructure & Networks
11:30 am

Digitalisation in the German water sector: what can the UK learn?

Infrastructure & Networks
  • Wastewater innovation in Germany and how the UK can follow suit
  • The impact and benefits on equipment, standards and staff

Speaker

  • Rüdiger Heidebrecht

    Rüdiger Heidebrecht
    Head of department training and international cooperation - DWA German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste

11:45 am

Creating a new approach to delivering infrastructure projects

Infrastructure & Networks
  • Project 13: a new delivery model for infrastructure
  • Developing enterprises to deliver outcomes
  • Delivering through an aligned ecosystem

Speaker

  • Dale Evans

    Dale Evans
    Former director, @one Alliance - Project 13

12:00 pm

Wastewater Network Connect: implementing a digital network

Infrastructure & Networks
  • How WWNC has removed barriers to initial implementation
  • Developing the model to fit customer requirements: co-creating value
  • Development for future needs

Speaker

12:15 pm

Automated detection of faults in CCTV sewer surveys

Infrastructure & Networks
  • How can AI improve the efficiency and accuracy of current CCTV surveying?
  • What are the data requirements for implementing automated analysis?
  • How well can AI currently perform?
  • What could sewer surveying look like in 5 years?

Speaker

12:30 pm

Live poll, questions and answers

Infrastructure & Networks
12:45 pm

Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition

Bioresources Infrastructure & Networks Treatment
1:40 pm

MITIGATING RISK & DELIVERING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Infrastructure & Networks
1:40 pm

Improving external flood management and environmental performance

Infrastructure & Networks
  • Enhancing flooding management and control to improve performance
  • Managing hydraulic and operational issues more effectively
  • Communicating our long-term plans

Speaker

  • David Martin

    David Martin
    Wastewater network strategy manager - Wessex Water

2:00 pm

Using modelling innovation to prevent flooding from sewers

Infrastructure & Networks
  • How near real-time modelling has enhanced flooding and pollution prevention capabilities
  • How combining event data and forecast rainfall data with hydraulic modelling aids faster business decisions
  • The impact on customer service performance

Speaker

2:20 pm

Unlocking the potential of innovation and technology to protect the wastewater network

Infrastructure & Networks
  • The benefits of a clear strategy
  • Using innovation to deliver operational excellence and improve customer service
  • Challenges and barriers to innovation and how we have overcome them
  • Trenchless technology – a vision for the future

Speaker

2:40 pm

Questions and answers

Infrastructure & Networks
2:55 pm

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

Bioresources Infrastructure & Networks Treatment
3:25 pm

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: TACKLING POLLUTION & FLOODING

Infrastructure & Networks
3:25 pm

From bottom to top: achieving industry-leading pollution performance

Infrastructure & Networks
  • Where NWG came from and the need for change
  • The actions taken to drive pollution performance improvements – both technical and people-focused
  • The impact of those actions on NWG’s pollution results

Speaker

3:45 pm

Managing and preventing internal and external flooding

Infrastructure & Networks
  • How to mitigate the risk of flooding and pollution
  • Dealing effectively with customer complaints
  • Reducing flooding from misconnections

Speaker

4:05 pm

Millbrook: how a Serious Game changed the treatment of public engagement and flood mitigation problems in a UK community

Infrastructure & Networks
  • What are Serious Games?
  • The Millbrook case study
  • Design and methods
  • The future of Serious Games

Speaker

  • Mehdi Khoury

    Mehdi Khoury
    Associate research fellow - University of Exeter

4:25 pm

Questions & answers

Infrastructure & Networks
4:35 pm

Close of conference

Infrastructure & Networks