Please note that although you are able to move freely between the three conferences during the refreshment breaks, we ask that once the session has started you refrain from moving to an alternative conference in order to minimise distraction to speakers and other delegates.


Regulatory development: promoting innovation and more for the environment

  • Role of the Water Framework Directive
  • Meeting phosphorus removal targets and tighter nutrient levels
  • The benefits of catchment-based approaches
Helen Wakeham
Deputy director, water quality - Environment Agency


Regulation and collaboration – a perspective from Wales

  • New challenges and opportunities from Welsh legislation
  • Collaborative working between Natural Resources Wales and Dŵr Cymru
  • Future challenges
Claire Scannell
Wastewater regulation manager - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water


Chemical Investigations Programme 2: past, present and future

  • What CIP2 has delivered since 2015: technology trials, catchment studies, sludge and headline outcomes
  • How these outcomes will influence the water industry in PR19 and relevant national measures
  • What might a Chemical Investigations Programme 3 look like?
Ruth Barden
Director of environmental strategy - Wessex Water


UU’s innovation journey to Nereda

  • Next generation of wastewater treatment: moving away from conventional processes
  • Delivering high quality effluent standards, low power requirements and sustainable costs
  • Future opportunities


Use of bio additives for biogas production

  • Project with Severn Trent Water
  • Stabilising digestion
  • Results and future opportunities
Raffaella Villa
Reader in applied microbiology and biotechnology - Cranfield University


Wessex Water’s platform ‘EnTrade’ for environmental improvements and nutrient reduction

  • Offsetting nitrogen through agriculture: opportunities
  • The future of phosphorus removal
  • Cost and environmental benefits
Laura Mann
Head of strategy development - Wessex Water


Can we make anaerobic sewage treatment viable in the UK?

  • The potential for energy positive sewage treatment
  • Progress at Spernal treatment works
  • A look at the different technologies
Pete Vale
Technical lead - innovation - Severn Trent Water


360º Corrosion protection in wastewater treatment plants

  • How wastewater aggressiveness is increasing due to wáter discharge reduction programmes and increased concentration of chemicals
  • Maintaining and refurbishing existing treatment plants: review of performance materials
  • Concrete protection technologies with crack bridging capacities and ability to reduce maintenance downtimes
Albert Berenguel
Marketing and business manager - BASF


Driving efficiencies of existing technologies and processes

  • Optimising the treatment works
  • Unlocking the value in waste through innovation
Anne-Marie McDonald
Head of wastewater treatment - Southern Water


How can different stakeholders work together to increase innovation in wastewater?

  • Bringing innovation to market
  • How can utilities embrace innovation within the AMP cycle?
  • Case studies: where its worked


Sustainability and the circular economy

  • Phosphorus removal
  • Sustainable solutions trials
  • Long-term planning
Eve Germain-Cripps
Wastewater process innovation manager - Thames Water


Engineering the sustainable removal of priority pollutants

  • Predicting the limits of priority pollutant biodegradation
  • Optimising existing assets
  • Future innovations and strategies for sustainable treatment
Dr Russell Davenport
Reader in environmental engineering - Newcastle University