The 2024 Waterwise Conference is kindly supported by our Gold sponsor Arqiva.

Silver sponsor:

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Session sponsors:

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We’re excited to announce the annual Waterwise Conference ‘Living With Less: Planning for a water-scarce future, which will be held digitally across 4 morning sessions from Monday 11th March until Thursday 14th March 2024.

Paid and charity delegates can book onto the conference here (for other stakeholder, media and Supporter ticketing options, see below).

We are delighted to confirm at this early stage some impressive and high-profile speakers – including the Defra, Scottish and Welsh Ministers! Speakers include:

  • Graham Alabaster, Head of Geneva Office, Office of The Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlement programme
  • Michelle Ashford, Chief Operating Officer, Water Industry Commission for Scotland
  • Rachel Fletcher, Director of Regulation, Octopus Energy
  • Laura Flowerdew, Chief Customer and Digital Officer, South West Water/Bristol Water
  • Mumin Islam, Head of Price Review, South Staffs Water
  • Paul Hickey, Managing Director, RAPID, Ofwat
  • Julie James AM, Minister for Climate Change, Welsh Government
  • Shuja Khan, CEO, Arqiva
  • Alan Lovell DL, Chair, Environment Agency
  • Robbie Moore MP, Minister for Water and Rural Growth, UK Government
  • Màiri McAllan MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition, Scottish Government
  • Sarah McMath, CEO, MOSL
  • Ruth Piggin, Director of Industry Sustainability, Scotch Whisky Association
  • Martin Townsend, Director for Centre of Excellence for Sustainability, BSI

The full confirmed speaker line-up can be found below:

  • Graham Alabaster, Head of Geneva Office, Office of The Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlement programme
  • Tom Andrewartha, Customer Strategy and Campaign Delivery Manager, Northumbrian Water Group
  • Steve Arthur, Director, Water Demand, Skewb
  • Michelle Ashford, Chief Operating Officer, Water Industry Commission for Scotland
  • Thomas Brooks, Energy and Utilities Consultant, ServiceNow
  • Joe Cahill, Social Science Consultant, Artesia Consulting
  • Ros Carey, Regulation and Strategy Director, Business Stream
  • Sarah Castelvecchi, Customer Engagement and Behaviour Change Manager, Anglian Water
  • Richard Channell, Head of Smart Metering Strategy, Thames Water
  • Vitty Danino, Director, Danino Consulting
  • Phillip Dixon, Principal, Charges and Developer Services, Ofwat
  • Sophie Evans-Young, Water Networks Customer Demand Lead, Severn Trent Water
  • Tania Flasck, Managing Director, Utilities, Explore AI
  • Rachel Fletcher, Director of Regulation, Octopus Energy
  • Laura Flowerdew, Chief Customer and Digital Officer, South West Water/Bristol Water
  • Brianna Francis, Senior Climate Project Manager, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Dave Gough, Senior Consultant, Artesia Consulting
  • Hillary Hamann, Teaching Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Denver
  • Brendan Hardiman, Water Resources Advisor, Water Efficiency, Natural Resources Wales
  • Paul Hickey, Managing Director, RAPID, Ofwat
  • Anthony Hickinbottom, Metering Lead, Severn Trent Water
  • Mumin Islam, Head of Price Review, South Staffs Water
  • Julie James AM, Minister for Climate Change, Welsh Government
  • Shuja Khan, CEO, Arqiva
  • Alan Lovell DL, Chair, Environment Agency
  • Meghan McCaroll, Teaching Professor, Master of the Environment Programme, University of Colorado
  • Màiri McAllan MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition, Scottish Government
  • Lynn McCarthy, Save Our Streams Water Reduction Programme Lead, Affinity Water
  • Sarah McMath, CEO, MOSL
  • Janet Manning, Water Reduction Officer, Royal Horticultural Society
  • Ana-Maria Millan, Policy Manager, Consumer Council for Water
  • Robbie Moore MP, Minister for Water and Rural Growth, UK Government
  • Oluseyi Onifade, Strategic Programme Manager, UKWIR
  • Jude Ower MBE, Founder and CEO, Playmob
  • Ruth Piggin, Director of Industry Sustainability, Scotch Whisky Association
  • Rosie Rand, Non-Household Service Delivery Manager, Thames Water
  • Huw Richards, Water for Tomorrow Project Manager and Chair of UK Water Efficiency Strategy Lifelong Learning Working Group
  • Helen Roberts, Socio-meteorologist, Met Office
  • Julie Rowlandson, Sustainability Officer, St Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust
  • Tanya Sephton, Customer Services Director, South East Water
  • Oli Shelley, Head of Operations, Wave Utilities
  • Mike Smith, Executive Director, Smart Utilities Networks, Arqiva
  • Phillip Stephens, Demand Strategy Manager, Anglian Water
  • Colin Strong, Global Head Of Behavioural Science, Ipsos Mori
  • Martin Townsend, Director for Centre of Excellence for Sustainability, BSI
  • Andrew Tucker, Water Demand Reduction Manager, Thames Water
  • Kimberley Turnbull, Water Efficiency Non-Household Manager, Southern Water
  • Professor Ven Tauringana, Professor of Accounting & Sustainability, University of Southampton
  • Randolf Waters, Independent Advisor on Water Strategy and Partnerships
  • Rowen West-Henzell, Senior Sector Specialist (Water), WRAP
  • Emily Willans, Water Efficiency and Environmental Services, Everflow

Conference sessions are:

  • Policy and Planning – what more do we need to do?
  • Getting smarter about saving water
  • Helping organisations save water
  • A journey of water efficiency engagement

Sessions will last three hours, from 9:30am – 12:30pm each day. 

HOW TO BOOK

Tickets are free for all Waterwise Supporters, students (with valid ID), and government and regulatory stakeholders and links have been sent to them direct – please let us know at info@waterwise.org.uk if you have not received a link. If you work for a Waterwise Supporter or Affiliate and would like to register, we can connect you with the right person in your company. (If you are a government or regulatory stakeholder, please contact info@waterwise.org.uk for your free space.)

All other delegate tickets are available to book now, priced at just £200 plus VAT with a reduced rate for charities of £100 plus VAT. Tickets include access to all 4 sessions across the week.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2024 Waterwise Conference!

If you would like to sponsor the conference or join the Waterwise family, we would be happy to provide further information, so please get in touch on info@waterwise.org.uk. You can download our Sponsorship brochure here. Some sponsorship slots remain, and your brand will be featured alongside ours as the independent experts and campaigners on water efficiency, to thousands of people and organisations in government, the wider public sector, water companies, manufacturers and others,  via conference promotion and attendance.