Waterwise 2022 Digital Conference

This year’s Waterwise Conference ‘Water efficiency and climate crisis: connecting science, policy and practice’ is being held digitally from 21st to 25th March 2022.

The Annual Waterwise Conference has been the major national water efficiency event in the UK since 2007. Following the success of the digital conferences in 2020 and 2021 we are continuing this online format, enabling hundreds of delegates and great speakers to join us from across the UK.

Nicci Russell, Managing Director for Waterwise, said: 

‘This year’s conference will be focusing on what can be done on water efficiency in the context of the climate crisis – whether it is getting back on track after Covid, delivering successful behaviour change initiatives, ensuring social justice in adaptation, reaching net zero or creating a new water efficiency strategy for the UK. We’ll be listening to voices within and outside the sector as we work out how to tackle these challenges together.’ 

Conference sessions this year include: behavioural change practice and evaluation, the latest on the updated UK Water Efficiency Strategy, water neutrality, and the link between water efficiency and climate justice. 

Sessions will last two hours, from 10am – 12 noon on Monday to Friday plus 1.30 – 3.30pm on Tuesday. Book your tickets below.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2022 Waterwise Conference.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Dr Fatima Ajia, Campaigns and Social Research Manager, Waterwise
  • Nick Anim, Campaigner on Intersectionality in Environmental Issues
  • Emma Ash, Senior Water Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland
  • Peter Baker, Director Smart Utilities Networks, Arqiva
  • Ed Barnes, Head of Demand Management, Affinity Water
  • Chris Billingham, Head of Product and Innovation, Methven
  • Aaron Burton, Head of Water Efficiency and Demand Management, Defra
  • Joe Cahill, Social Sciences Researcher, University of Manchester and Research Associate, Artesia Consulting
  • Noyona Chundur, CEO, Consumer Council [Northern Ireland]
  • Louise Clarke, Group Head of Sustainability, Berkeley Homes
  • Andy Clowes, Head of Customer Experience and Strategy, South East Water
  • Jess Cook, Project Development Manager (Water Poverty), National Energy Action
  • Tom Clarkson, Research Director, Blue Marble Research
  • Liz D’Arcy, Head of Data Analytics and Insight, MOSL
  • Lydia Dareheath, Public Policy Advisor, Anglian Water and Chair of the Water Neutrality Task and Finish Group
  • Rachel Elliott, Water Efficiency Lead, Scottish Water
  • Nick Eves, Head of Customer Insight, Southern Water
  • Susie Fitton, Policy Officer, Inclusion Scotland
  • Tania Flasck, Director of People and Stakeholder Relations, Skewb and Waterwise Chair
  • Dr Claire Forbes, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Ofwat
  • Clare Galland, Water Efficiency and Environmental Services Manager, Everflow Water
  • Dr Kevin Grecksch, Departmental Lecturer and Course Director, School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University
  • Sophia Goring, Senior Corporate Communications Manager and CSR Manager, Business Stream
  • Lee Horrocks, Consultant and Waterwise Deputy Chair
  • Catherine Howe, Principal Planning Officer, Horsham District Council
  • Dr Chris Jewell, Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist, UK Health Security Agency
  • Daniel Johns, Managing Director, Water Resources East and Chair, UK Water Efficiency Strategy Steering Group
  • Dr Shai Kassirer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading
  • Mike Keil, Director of Policy, Research and Campaigning, Consumer Council for Water
  • John Kelly, Water Efficiency Project Co-ordinator, Home Energy Scotland, Energy Saving Trust
  • Dr Adriana Kiss, Water Policy Advisor, Welsh Government
  • James Lees, Network Services Manager, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
  • Dr. Marie Lefebvre, member of the British public
  • Karma Loveday, Founder and Editor, The Water Report, and Waterwise Board member
  • Dene Marshallsay, Director, Artesia Consulting
  • Dr Ana Maria Millan, Policy Manager, Consumer Council for Water
  • Barry Millar, Director, Waterscan and Chair, Retail Wholesaler Group Water Efficiency Sub-Group
  • Heidi Mottram, CEO, Northumbrian Water
  • Victoria Nevin, Programme Manager, Affinity Water
  • Dr Rose O’Neill, CEO, Campaign for National Parks and Waterwise Board Member
  • Jo Osborn, Policy and Projects Manager, Waterwise
  • Emma Parkes, Head of Development and Building Control, Horsham District Council
  • Simon Potter, Programme Sponsor, Southern Water
  • Dr Nathan Richardson, Head of Strategy and Policy, Waterwise
  • Nicci Russell, Managing Director, Waterwise
  • Ruth Scott, Water Efficiency Programme Coordinator, Northumbrian Water Limited
  • Tyrone Scott, Consultant, The Social Change Agency and Climate Activist
  • Dr Neil Sewell, Director of Technology Systems, SDS Ltd
  • Professor Liz Sharp, Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Sheffield Water Centre, University of Sheffield
  • Oli Shelley, Head of Operations, Wave
  • Dr Ganga Shreedhar, Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science, London School of Economics
  • Jim Spencer, Head of Brand, United Utilities
  • Fraser Stewart, PhD student in the School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde
  • Lila Thompson, CEO, British Water
  • Josie Thornewill, Sustainability Director at Thakeham Homes and Interim Head of Zero Carbon Placemaking and Nature at the Future Homes Hub
  • Andrew Tucker, Water Demand Reduction Manager, Thames Water
  • Tim Wagstaff, Water Efficiency Manager, Northumbrian Water Limited
  • Di West, Lofty Giraffe Coaching

  • Scarlett Westbrook, Climate Justice Activist and Journalist
  • Rowen West-Henzell, Sector Specialist (Food), Business Collaboration, WRAP


Our Sponsors

Head Sponsor

Northumbrian Water Limited (NWL) provides water and wastewater services to 1.3 million properties, and 2.7 million people in the north east of England. Our major population centres are Tyneside, Wearside and Teesside, and we also serve large rural areas in Northumberland and County Durham. We provide wastewater services only in Hartlepool.

Under the banner of ‘Every Drop Counts’, our award-winning water efficiency programmes take an innovative, community-focused and leading approach to helping our customers save water.

Silver Sponsor

Established for over 130 years Methven is a global manufacturer of beautifully designed, innovative and award winning showers, taps and valves. Methven hold three of six worldwide patents for showering technology and are committed to conserving energy and water. Its innovative shower technologies operate at as low as 5 litres per minute without any compromise on performance.

Silver Sponsor

Southern Water supplies drinking water to more than two million customers, and treats and recycles wastewater for more than four million customers across Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Its vision is to create a resilient water future for customers in the South East.

Silver Sponsor

Arqiva is at the heart of the utilities and broadcast sectors in the UK and beyond, providing critical communications infrastructure and services.

We help water companies deliver against their asset management plan (AMP) cycles. Projects have included deploying the largest smart water network in the world.

We provide customers with an uninterrupted supply of data and insights to address customer needs, demonstrate success to regulation authorities and accelerate digital transformation.

Session Sponsors