5th Annual Water Industry Technology Innovation Conference and Exhibition

Water IndustryTechnology Innovation Exhibition

The 5th year of the Annual WWT Water Industry Technology Innovation Conference and Exhibition will take place at Holiday Inn Birmingham, in the Brunel Suite, on 26th November 2016.


The theme of this leading water industry event is around the effect of competition on the industry, the role of the customer in innovation strategies, and how to best trial new technologies and processes whilst also mitigating risk.

The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear how their peers are implementing game-changing innovative solutions and explore how to drive innovative thinking across their businesses.


This CPD-certified conference will provide an opportunity to get the most up-to-date insights on Economic, environmental and regulatory challenges coupled with the introduction of retail competition to the non-household market inducing an enhanced emphasis on water industry innovation. Keeping costs low while driving efficiency and customer-focused solutions has never been more of a challenge and as such novel technological solutions are more essential than ever.


WWT are pleased to host the following highly respected speakers:


Chair: Tony Conway, Director, Water Industry Forum & Visiting professor, University of Sheffield

Bob Taylor, Operations director – drinking water services, South West Water

Amanda Reynolds, Customer service director, Affinity Water 

Adam Cooper, Director - new retail market, Ofwat

Dale Evans, Director, @one Alliance

Jeremy Heath, Innovation manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water

Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Utilities 

Dr Barry Cleasby, Innovation strategy manager, Southern Water 

Dr Paul Rutter, Water innovation manager, Thames Water

Joby Boxall, Professor of water infrastructure engineering, University of Sheffield 

Eddie Wrigley, Innovation facilitator, Northumbrian Water 

David Goldsby, Digital innovation manager, National Grid

Rick Thijssen , Development manager, Vitens

Jan Gooijer , Innovation manager, Vitens

Adrian Mercer, Technical director, Veolia

Ian Belfield, Director of optimisation, sales and development, Veolia


This event is relevant to all senior managers and directors working within the water sector, including utilities, contractors, solution providers, consultants, investors, government and academia responsible for innovation, research & development (R&D), technology / technical knowledge, engineering, asset management, wastewater and operations, finance / investment, sustainability, energy and climate change, strategy & regulation.


Benefit from the early bird fees by booking before 26th August 2016!

- For Utilities, Public Sector, Non-Profit and Academic types of organisations:

Before 26/08/16: £375 (+VAT = £450)

Before 31/10/16: £415 (+VAT=£498)

Full rate: £455 (+VAT=£546)


- For Contractors, Solution Providers and Consultants:

Before 26 August: £475 (+VAT=£570)

Before 31/10/16: £515 (+VAT=£618)

Full rate: £555 (+VAT=£666)





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