Sustainability in water is more crucial than ever before, and pressure on water companies has heightened as they strive to meet ambitious targets and build resilience into their business plans.
With PR19 fast approaching, the opening of retail competition, and major change and uncertainty on the regulatory horizon, how can the industry ensure that the long-term future for water is sustainable?
WWT’s Sustainable Water 2017 Conference & Exhibition, in association with Anglian Water is the UK’s flagship event for those looking to invest in a long-term, resilient future. Senior-level stakeholders will come together 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.
The event will lay out the Government and the regulator’s plan for a sustainable future and tackle security of supply while balancing customer expectations and affordability. Water professionals will explore the role of incentives, look to mitigate the impacts of demand management and climate change, and assess how we can better integrate to solve environmental challenges.
Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT)
About our conference partner Anglian Water
We supply water and water recycling services to more than six million domestic and business customers in the east of England and Hartlepool. Our population has grown by 20% in the last 20 years, but we still provide the same amount of water today as we did in 1990 – almost 1.2 billion litres every single day. How? By minimizing leaks and encouraging more waterwise customers.
Our huge region stretches from the Humber north of Grimsby, to the Thames estuary and then from Buckinghamshire to Lowestoft on the east coast. Our 112,833 km of water and sewer pipes could take us a quarter of the way to the moon! They supply and transport water across an area of 27,500 square km.We’re the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area. We’re also one of the driest regions in the country, with just 600 millimetres of rain each year, on average a third less than the rest of England. In fact some areas have a lower annual rainfall than Jerusalem. That’s why it’s vital that we look after the water that we’ve got.
Compared to others, large parts of our region are typically flat and low-lying. The Fens of Cambridgeshire and the Norfolk Broads are just some of the stunning landscapes we enjoy in a part of the world where approximately a quarter of the land is actually below sea level. That means we have to be aware of the risk of flooding. With few hills around to help out with gravity we have to rely on pumping water from place to place and that uses lots of energy.
Because of the size of our region, we operate 1,257 water and water recycling treatment works. This is around a quarter of all those in England and Wales. Our coastline is approximately 1,240 km long and the recycled water we return to nature must pass strict quality standards set by law and by our regulators.
Directors, heads and managers responsible for:
- Water resources
- Catchment management & strategy
- Regulation and compliance
- Innovation & R&D
- Strategic partnerships
- Water quality and pollution
- Climate change/resilience
- Flooding and drought
- Sustainability & environment
- Asset management & planning
- Technology and solution providers
- Charities and non-profit sustainability organisations
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