Zero Pollutions Conference

Thursday 11 July, 2019
8:30am – 6:30pm
London

Venue

99 City Road Conference Centre, Inmarsat, 99 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AX

About the event

UK water companies are striving to achieve their ambition of zero pollution, through the development of best practice, data led decision making, smart analytics and innovative technologies. This conference will enable you to hear from peers across the industry both nationally and internationally and share best practice on the most effective approaches to tackling pollution. The event will look at how innovation and technological advances can help water utilities achieve their targets and will have an innovation showcase to enable you to engage with some of the leading technologies in this area.

The following national and international high profile speakers will discuss this key topic:

  • Barry Orr, Sewer Outreach and Control Inspector, City of London, Ontario
  • Belinda Miller, Insight Director, Corporate Culture
  • Steve Kaye, CEO, UKWIR
  • Jo Causon, CEO, Institute of Customer Service
  • Jenny Cooper, Head of Bathing Water Quality, Anglian Water
  • Bas de Nijs, Senior Wastewater Specialist, Waternet
  • Dr Pete Skipworth, Managing Director, EMS
  • Tony Griffiths, Wastewater Network Strategy Manager, United Utilities
  • Dr Nick Mills, Head of Asset Performance, Southern Water
  • Helen Wakeham, Deputy Director: Water Quality, Groundwater and Land Contamination, Environment Agency



AGENDA


9.00 - REGISTRATION - TEA & COFFEE

9:15 – KEYNOTE: Helen Wakeham – Deputy Director, Water Quality, Groundwater & Land Contamination, Environment Agency

9:35 – SESSION 1 - CUSTOMER PARTICIPATION

YOUR TURN, OUR TURN: Protecting our Thames River through community awareness - Barry Orr – City of London, Canada

PANEL DISCUSSION: What impact does customer engagement influence behaviour to reduce pollutions - Chair: Jo Causon - The Institute of Customer Service

  • Andrew Blake - South West Water, Love your Loo Campaign
  • Barry Orr - City of London, Canada
  • Belinda Miller - Corporate Culture
  • Stephen Williams - Southern Water

How customer engagement influences behaviour to reduce pollution (external perspective) – Belinda Miller, Corporate Culture

11:00 BREAK

11:30 – SESSION 2 - ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

  • Reducing sewer flooding using root cause analysis: proactive sewer management within Severn Trent – Emma Newton, Severn Trent Water
  • Reducing CSO spills in Amsterdam - Bas de Nijs, Senior Wastewater Engineer, Waternet
  • Reducing Pollution Incidents - Setting the baseline to support True Root Cause Analysis - Tony Griffiths, United Utilities
  • Adopting causal analysis techniques to identify deeper root causes to drive down pollution events – James Ogden and Nick Mills, Southern Water

12.15 - LUNCH AND INNOVATION SHOWCASE

13:30 – KEYNOTE: Andy Shively, Kansas City

14:00 – SESSION 3 - IMPROVING OPERATIONAL RESILIENCE

Stopping large scale pollutions – UKWIR Big picture - Steve Kaye, Chief Executive, UKWIR

PANEL DISCUSSION – Eliminating spills and discharges

Chair - National position on bathing water, Environment Agency Representative

  • European perspective on dealing with up stream polluters - Bertrand Vallet, Policy Officer, EurEau, Belgium
  • The development of an environmental consequence model to drive pollution reduction - Sam Greene and Nick Mills, Southern Water
  • Bathing Waters, CSO - Jenny Cooper, Head of Bathing Water Quality, Anglian Water

15.15 - BREAK

15:45 - SESSION 4 - PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS

CENTAUR: an insight into the intelligent autonomous system for local flood risk reduction and reduction in CSO spills currently trialled at Águas de Coimbra, Portugal – Dr Pete Skipworth, EMS

PANEL DISCUSSION - Oliver Greivson WIPAC (Chair)

  • Plans for delivering 20,000 sewer network monitors and the benefits – Rachel Cunningham, Thames Water
  • Dean Hansford - Lanes Group
  • Andy Shively - Kansas City
  • Reducing Pollutions Incidents - Data Analytics - Tony Griffiths, United Utilities

17.00 - CLOSING REMARKS - Ian McAulay, CEO, Southern Water

CLOSE AND DRINKS

Enquiries

For further information, please contact Megan Ford at megan.ford@isleutilities.com.

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