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WWT's Sustainable Water 2017 to discuss preparations for PR19

WWT's flagship Sustainable Water event is back and will take place on 20 September, with senior water industry professionals coming together to discuss long-term resilience and sustainability ahead of PR19 and the development of Water Resource Management Plans (WRMPs).

WWT’s flagship event is back and will take place on 20 September, in association with Anglian Water. Senior water industry professionals will come together to discuss long-term resilience and sustainability ahead of PR19 and the development of Water Resource Management Plans (WRMPs). 

The WWT Sustainable Water 2017 event will run for the 6th time in September and will lay out the Government and the regulator’s plans for a sustainable future and tackle security of supply while balancing customer expectations and affordability. Senior-level stakeholders will collaborate to minimise environmental impacts, protect water supplies for future generations, mitigate the risks associated with flooding and drought, and ultimately share their long-term strategies.

Chief executive at Yorkshire Water, Richard Flint will be joining Defra and Ofwat in the opening session to assess the direction of travel and opportunities post-Brexit. Later in the day, the Environment Agency, South West Water and Lincolnshire County Council will provide insight into long-term flooding and drought resilience, followed by a showcase of Wessex, Thames and Bristol Water’s partnership-led approaches.

The day is being chaired by Steve Ormerod, Professor of ecology at Cardiff University, and Chairman of the RSPB Council and is held in association with Anglian Water.

Experts speakers include:

  • Richard Flint, Chief executive, Yorkshire Water
  • Dr Sebastian Catovsky, Deputy director – water services, Defra 
  • Colin Green, Director, Water 2020 design, Ofwat
  • Jean Spencer, Regulation director, Anglian Water
  • Tony Harrington, Director of environment, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
  • David Elliott, Director of strategy and new markets, Wessex Water 
  • Paul Hickey, Deputy director – water resources, Environment Agency
  • Arlin Rickard, Chief executive, The Rivers Trust
  • Dr Tony Ballance, Director of strategy and regulation, Severn Trent Water 
  • Mark Worsfold, Director of asset management, South West Water
  • Yvette Garis, Head of environmental regulation, Thames Water
  • David Hickman, Growth & environment commissioner, Lincolnshire County Council
  • Dan Green, Head of sustainability and innovation, Wessex Water
  • Patric Bulmer, Head of water resources and environment, Bristol Water 

To view more details and to register, visit: http://events.wwtonline.co.uk/sustainable/

Alternatively, please contact Carla Staden on 01342 332016 or email carla.staden@fav-house.com

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