Wastewater Innovation 2015
Mar 05 2015

Wastewater Innovation 2015

Cutting edge solutions for sewer networks and wastewater treatment

Le Méridien Piccadilly, London
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This brand new event follows on from Marketforce’s highly successful Water conference, which has been running for over 15 years.

What innovations will be the key to success in AMP6?

At Wastewater Innovation 2015, an exciting line up of high-profile speakers will debate this question, including senior representatives from 8 UK WASCS, the Environment Agency and the Thames Tideway Tunnel. 

In the process, they will showcase the hottest innovations in wastewater such as phosphate recovery, wastewater metering, and new techniques for tackling environmental challenges such as sewer flooding.

Take advantage of extensive networking opportunities to meet other senior colleagues in the industry and develop new and existing partnerships and connections.


Speakers

Martin Kane
Martin Kane

Chief Engineer

Severn Trent Water

Simon Chadwick
Simon Chadwick

Wastewater Services Director

United Utilities

Phil Stride
Phil Stride

Head of Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thames Water

Matt Wheeldon
Matt Wheeldon

Head of Wastewater Strategy

Wessex Water

Richard Gilpin
Richard Gilpin

Head of Wastewater

South West Water

Steve Kaye
Steve Kaye

Head of Innovation

Anglian Water

Nick Mills
Nick Mills

Head of Waste Innovation

Thames Water

Gordon Reid
Gordon Reid

Wastewater Service Strategy Manager – Strategic Customer Service Planning

Scottish Water

Richard Murray
Richard Murray

Waste Water Manager

Northumbrian Water

Paul Hickey
Paul Hickey

Deputy Director, Water Quality

Environment Agency

Collin Field
Collin Field

Engineering Director

Bath Bus Company

Gudrun Cartwright
Gudrun Cartwright

Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Marketplace Sustainability

Business in the Community

Sass Pledger
Sass Pledger

Flood & Water Manager

Cambridgeshire Country Council

Chuck Hansen
Chuck Hansen

Chairman

Electro Scan (UK) Limited

Prof. Annie Brooking
Prof. Annie Brooking

Chief Executive Officer

BACTEST

Jonathan Abra
Jonathan Abra

Knowledge Transfer Manager

Knowledge Transfer Network

Key reasons to attend:

  • Take away practical knowledge on how to increase efficiency in AMP6
  • Learn from best practice case studies in phosphorous recovery and energy production
  • Hear how cutting edge innovations such as wastewater metering are changing the industry
  • ebate with peers over how the industry needs to innovate to meet challenging environmental targets
  • Meet senior decision makers in wastewater treatment, sewer networks, and asset management

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Programme

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Thursday, 5th March 2015

09:00
Welcome address by David Saunders, Managing Director, Marketforce
09:05
Chairman's opening remarks
Jonathan Abra

Knowledge Transfer Manager

Knowledge Transfer Network

Session One: The strategic priorities for wastewater

09:10
AMP6 and beyond: where is wastewater innovation needed?
Martin Kane

Chief Engineer

Severn Trent Water

09:30
Challenging a risk averse industry: encouraging and supporting wastewater innovation
Steve Kaye

Head of Innovation

Anglian Water

09:50
Innovations bring new rules to condition assessment & quality engineering

A new technology is finding an alarming number of defects in relined and rehabilitated sewers. The discovery of previously undetected defects at service reconnections, over-cooked patches of lining, cuts, and pinholes not found by traditional CCTV inspection but identified and measured by Electro Scan, is causing changes to rehabilitation acceptance standards. More importantly, Electro Scan is raising concerns about the overall life expectancy of CIPP and additional CAPEX that may be required to fix pipes that were not adequately inspected after initial rehabilitation.

Chuck Hansen

Chairman

Electro Scan (UK) Limited

10:10
How do customers priorities influence wastewater strategy in AMP6?
Simon Chadwick

Wastewater Services Director

United Utilities

10:30
Panel discussion and questions
  • Priorities for AMP6: what has been the impact of TOTEX?
  • How should WASCs adapt their wastewater strategies for retail competition?
  • What key processes and technologies can be introduced to increase efficiency?
  • How can WASCs involve the supply chain in asset planning and innovation?
  • Do WASCs sufficiently exploit the commercial potential of wastewater? 
  • How resilient are wastewater assets to increasingly frequent extreme weather events?
  • What are customer’s priorities regarding wastewater management?
  • Talent management: what is the solution to skills shortages?
Martin Kane

Chief Engineer

Severn Trent Water

Steve Kaye

Head of Innovation

Anglian Water

Simon Chadwick

Wastewater Services Director

United Utilities

11:00
Refreshments

Session Two: Smarter and more efficient wastewater management

11:30
The big data challenge: technology for measurement, monitoring and metering
  • Trialling wastewater metering to reduce bills
  • Real-time measurement: cost efficient methods for monitoring flow and quality
  • Converting data into meaningful information for decision making
Matt Wheeldon

Head of Wastewater Strategy

Wessex Water

11:50
Shepherd – a case study in wastewater innovation
Prof. Annie Brooking

Chief Executive Officer

BACTEST

12:10
Energy efficiency: towards carbon-neutral and cost effective wastewater management
  • Energy consumption as a major element of the whole life cost of assets
  • Managing energy costs by exploiting off-peak rates for high-energy processes
  • Renewable energy generation at treatment plants and pumping stations
  • Investing in energy efficient processes and techniques for wastewater treatment
Richard Gilpin

Head of Wastewater

South West Water

12:30
Questions
12:40
Lunch

Session Three: Waste as a commercial resource

13:40
The commercial potential of phosphorous recovery
Phosphorous is imported into the European Union in large quantities and yet 30% of the amount imported could be recovered from wastewater. This presentation will consider the regulatory drivers for phosphate reduction, new technologies enabling more effective phosphate recovery, and ways in which water companies can make better commercial use of this valuable resource.
Nick Mills

Head of Waste Innovation

Thames Water

14:00
Case study: The bio-bus and the role of wastewater in eco-friendly transport

Bath Bus Company has trialled the UK’s first bus powered entirely from biomethane gas produced from sewage, in cooperation with GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water. Biomethane is capable of replacing around 10% of the UKs domestic gas needs and is currently the only renewable fuel available for HGVs. This presentation will examine how biomethane has been used to reduce air pollution and reliance on traditional fossil fuels, and consider the potential for further uptake of this technology in future.

Collin Field

Engineering Director

Bath Bus Company

14:20
The future of energy and biogas recovery from wastewater
  • What is the potential for energy recovery from wastewater?
  • Evaluating the technologies available: what are the pros and cons?
  • The challenges of retrofitting  new technologies into existing infrastructure
  • Limitations of new technologies: the economics of investment
Richard Murray

Waste Water Manager

Northumbrian Water

14:40
Questions
14:50
Refreshments

Session Four: Meeting environmental standards and climate change challenges

15:20
Working with the industry to help shape environmental and wastewater policy
  • Environmental policy as a collaborative exercise with the water industry
  • New European requirements for micro-pollutants and nutrient content
  • What new challenges are posed by changing weather patterns?
  • Handling media attention on network CSO discharge and bathing water pollution
Paul Hickey

Deputy Director, Water Quality

Environment Agency

15:40
Panel discussion: Working together for a more sustainable future
  • How is climate change expected to impact upon the sewage network in future?
  • Are major works such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel the right response to climate change and population growth?
  • What strategies are being introduced to improve drainage and reduce sewer flooding?
  • In what ways can WASCs, local authorities, and businesses work together to tackle environmental issues at-source? 
  • How aware are customers of the impact of their wastewater on the environment?
  • How can organisations engage consumers to effect behavioural change?
Paul Hickey

Deputy Director, Water Quality

Environment Agency

Sass Pledger

Flood & Water Manager

Cambridgeshire Country Council

Gudrun Cartwright

Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Marketplace Sustainability

Business in the Community

Gordon Reid

Wastewater Service Strategy Manager – Strategic Customer Service Planning

Scottish Water

16:10
Closing keynote address:

Securing the future of London’s sewers for the next 100 years

London’s Victorian sewer system was not designed to serve a city which currently has a population of over 8 million people, resulting in frequent sewer overflows directly into the River Thames. In this presentation, Phil Stride will demonstrate how the Thames Tideway Tunnel will increase capacity and deliver long term environmental and economic benefits for the capital.

Phil Stride

Head of Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thames Water

16:30
Questions
16:35
Chairman's closing remarks
Jonathan Abra

Knowledge Transfer Manager

Knowledge Transfer Network

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