Waterwise Conference 2017

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Annual Waterwise Water Efficiency Conference 2017: Delivering Water Efficiency


The 2017 Waterwise Annual Water Efficiency Conference was focused on delivering water efficiency projects and programmes. Once again it will provided an opportunity for key stakeholders within the water sector to come together to discuss how to further water efficiency in the UK.


9.30-10.00    Registration, tea and coffee


10.00-10.10   Introduction to the day

Martin Bradbury, Waterwise Chair


10.10-10.30   The Strategic Direction of Water Efficiency

Nicci Russell, Waterwise


Research and Innovation – Chair Dragan Savic, University of Exeter

The aim of this session is to get an overview of the next big research themes as well as to hear about some existing projects and to identify how they can feed into water utility work. The topics will range from agricultural water use, to groundwater monitoring, and water company-university linkups.


10.30-10.50   H2020 Water Research Funding Opportunities

Evdokia Achilleos, European Commission


10.50-11.40   Research and Innovation panel


Vittoria Danino, Anglian Water and University of East Anglia

Evina Katsou, Brunel University and SMART-Plant project

Vittorio Marletto, Emilia Romagna Environment Agency & MOSES project

Marco Petitta, Sapienza University of Rome and KINDRA project

Heather Smith, Cranfield University and AquaNES project


11.40-12.10   Refreshments and exhibition



Engagement – Chair Dani Jordan, Waterwise

This session will look at how to engage the public in large scale water efficiency projects. Short presentations of existing projects will give some practical ideas for engagement strategies.


12.10-12.30   Smart Water Meters & In-Home Retrofit Programme

Andrew Tucker, Thames Water


12.30-13.20   Engagement panel


Aaron Burton, Waterwise

Joan Carles Guardiola Herrero, EMIVASA Valencia

Paul Horton, Future Water Association

Sharon Russell-Verma, Save Water South East

Tim Wagstaff, Essex & Suffolk Water


13.20-14.20   Lunch and exhibition


14.20-14.40   SmartH2O

Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, IDSIA


Implementation – Chair Jean Spencer, Anglian Water

This session looks at using applied research and practical experience to optimise the implementation of water efficiency projects for the public, business and agriculture. It will look at the learnings from different sectors and consider projects ranging from large scale metering and the use of sensors, to mass retrofitting and looking at the water-energy-food nexus.


14.40-15.20   ICT4Water Action Plan

Gabriel Anzaldi Varas and Audé Glenisson, European Commission


15.20–16.10   Implementation panel


Christine Ballard, Milton Keynes Council and POWER project

Floor Brouwer, Wageningen University and SIM4NEXUS

Ben Earl – Southern Water

Stanislas Rault, AQUALABO GROUP and PROTEUS sensor project


16.10–16.30   Financing Water Efficiency

David Black, Ofwat


16.30-16.40   Conference Close

Nicci Russell, Waterwise


16.40–17.30   Networking and Drinks and Project Presentation