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Tackling a changing climate


The role of water companies in tackling the effects of climate change was the theme of WWT's fourth round table, which took place at the Institute of Directors in London on 27 February 2008. Issues around data, affordability, leadership and collaboration were taken up by the panel, which included Defra Minister of State Phil Woolas.

WWT's editor, Natasha Wiseman, said: "The industry's response to the challenge of climate change is in its early stages. Openness, cooperation and a sharing of expertise will be vital if solutions are to be found.

"This was the spirit of the panel, whose insightful contributions gave the discussion the depth and range we have come to expect from WWT's round tables."
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Participants

  • Professor Alan Alexander Former chairman
    Scottish Water
  • Richard Ayland Director of sustainability
    Thames Water
  • Trevor Bishop Head of water resources management
    Environment Agency
  • David Bland Chairman, consumer council
    Water Thames
  • Tony Collins Managing director
    Black & Veatch
  • Paul Gibbs Wastewater operations director
    Anglian Water
  • Fiona Pethick Director of corporate affairs
    Ofwat
  • Mark Williams Business strategy manager
    Scottish Water
  • Phil Woolas Minister of state
    Defra
  • Matthew Wright Managing director, water operations & maintenance
    United Utilities

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