Ruth Barden

Ruth Barden

Job Title: Director of environmental strategy

Company: Wessex Water

Ruth is the director of environmental strategy at Wessex Water leading on catchment based approaches, environmental planning, biodiversity and delivery of the Water Framework Directive, including the Chemical Investigations Programmes. She has worked at Wessex Water for more than 10 years, always in an environmental capacity but ranging from undertaking environmental impact assessments to liaison on permitting. A key part of her role is delivering an ambitious environmental investigation programme and identifying novel technologies and approaches to achieve environmental improvements at an acceptable cost to customers.

Speaking at the following:

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?