Ireland Water Conference
After more than four years since its creation, Irish Water, and the sector as a whole, has already cleared a number of hurdles and is now on an upward trajectory towards consistently delivering sustainable, high-quality drinking water and ensuring top levels of environmental protection.
However, there is still a long way to go, and multiple, previously unforeseen challenges need to be addressed to ensure the overriding objective of delivering a quality service to customers is achieved.
Meeting the stringent water and environmental quality regulations, and attaining essential EU standards, will require the whole sector to develop new ways of working in partnership, adapting to the recently adopted centrally funded model, and continuing to address the legacy issues stemming from the previous fragmented structure.
The ever-increasing impact of climate change means there is a need to beef up flood mitigation plans, whilst the impact of the UK's departure from Europe could have significant impacts across the sector and its supply chain.
The seventh annual Ireland Water Conference seeks to answer these critical questions and set out a roadmap for the sector to continue its development towards a mature, national utility set up which provides a top-level service to all of its customers. An array of expert speakers will be on hand to update you on the evolving policy landscape, and explain how Irish Water, policy makers, and the supply chain are seizing and creating the opportunities this new landscape is presenting.
Attend this conference to:
- Gain insight into the CRU's regulatory vision for the Irish water sector
- Hear updates on the key policy updates and the infrastructure investment priorities in Ireland
- Discover the innovative solutions to environmental protection, drinking water quality improvement and flood risk management being adopted
The conference will be chaired by Paul Melia, environment editor at the Irish Independent, and expert speakers include:
- Maria Graham, Assistant secretary for water, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
- Sheenagh Rooney, Commissioner, Commission for Regulation of Utilities
- Brian Sheehan, Head of asset delivery, Irish Water
- Tom Collins, Chair, Public Water Forum
- Colm McCarthy, Economist, School of Economics, University College Dublin
- Andrew McDowell, Vice president, European Investment Bank
- Barry Dean, Chief executive, National Federation of Group Water Schemes
- Mark Adamson, Head of flood relief and risk management, Office of Public Works
- Mike Williamson, Head of network control, Severn Trent Water
You can see the full agenda, download the brochure, view the complete list of speakers and register at: www.ireland-water.net
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