Water Resources: Are we fit for 2050?

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 5 December 2018
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) , Coin Street Neighourhood Centre 108 Stamford Street London ,SE1 9NH, United Kingdom

Event Description

Population growth and the impacts and uncertainties associated with climate change is placing ever growing pressure on our water resources. Planning to deliver resilient, affordable plans that balance supply and demand, protect the environment and are customer-focused is increasingly challenging. New technical approaches to water resources planning are being developed and implemented at the same time as the regulatory framework continues to evolve, during a period when wider policies on funding and ownership of water companies are being questioned and when Brexit has implications for agricultural and environmental policy.

The aim of this conference is to provide an overview of the current issues driving water resource regulation and an insight into advances and innovation in methods of supply and demand analysis, from PR19 to developments for PR24.

The conference will explore how water users in agriculture, power and navigation sectors view their future resource needs and will include an environmental perspective, including the role of natural capital. It will then explore how future regulation and trading arrangements could optimise resources beyond traditional company boundaries and assess the potential for more novel solutions such as effluent reuse.

  • Review the experience of PR19 water resources plans and learn about proposals for future plans.
  • Consider how water resource planning could respond to challenges set out by the National Infrastructure Commission and others.
  • Hear how leading research on drought planning and customer behaviour could be integrated into future planning methods
  • Hear views from a range of water users including the power, agricultural and environment sectors
  • Explore how to achieve resilient, affordable water resources plans that meet the needs of customers and the environment.

Early Bird Booking: book before 17 August to receive 10% of the standard delegate rate.

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