2012 Conference wrap-up

Engaging Water Users - conference wrap-up

By Philip Turton, Editor, Water Demand Management Bulletin

The seventh Waterwise Conference took place at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, in hot and dry weather as a potentially serious drought was developing across much of the south and east of England. This was reflected in a heightened interest in water efficiency expressed by exhibiters, who reported great interest in their products, the 100 or so delegates and last, but not least, the guest speakers. 

Professor Alan Alexander, Chair of Waterwise, was the keynote speaker at the pre-conference dinner and chaired the morning session. Philip Sellwood, CEO of the Energy Saving Trust, chaired the afternoon session. There were three panel session on understanding, engaging with and communicating with water users led by Waterwise’s Dani Jordan, Joanne Zygmunt and Ray Miller respectively.

There were presentations from:

  • Water Minister, Richard Benyon MP
  • Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir John Beddington
  • Water UK’s Chief Executive, Pamela Taylor
  • Head of Water, Land and Biodiversity at the Environment Agency, Ian Barker
  • Director of Policy and Communications at Ofwat, Marion Spain
  • Gabi H2O Nickelodeon’s Sarah Doni


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