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Water Infrastructure & Capital Investment Conference

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 0915hrs – 1600hrs

This conference will delve into the investment being made across water and utilities infrastructure – highlighting development and work opportunities, and sharing best practice across the industry.

On average, water companies have been investing £8bn per year in developing infrastructure, improving water security and creating new, innovative facilities to maintain the UK’s supply.

This conference will delve into the detail of the £44bn spending pledge made by government to prevent flooding, leakages and a new environmentally friendly capital programme while bringing together a plethora of decision makers from most of the country’s water companies. And we’ll look at the mass of work opportunities moving forward – as millions of new homes are developed, new treatment solutions are needed and more water is needing to be delivered and stored across the UK. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Future development and investment overviews
  • Sharing of knowledge and best practice
  • Major challenges surrounding water leakage
  • Wessex Water’s £1.4bn capital programme
  • South West Water’s £1bn-plus investment plan
  • Challenges and hurdles being faced by the industry
  • Yorkshire Water’s multi-million pound investment
  • £470m investment by Anglian Water
  • New £500m Scottish Water framework
  • Northumbrian Water’s £3bn Capital Investment Plan

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:15-09:45 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:45-10:00 Conference Introduction & Keynote

A key voice in the political realm, we’ll hear from the APPG who’ll highlight the work they’re doing and the changes they’re lobbying for which will continue to see this sector thrive.

The All-Party Parliamentary Water Group; Baroness Anne McIntosh, Co-Chair

10:00-11:00 Session One: The UK Water Industry – The Upcoming Challenges

In this roundtable Q&A, we will hear from a selection of water companies from across the UK about what they believe are the biggest challenges facing the water sector in the UK.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Anglian Water; Richard Beattie, Head of Integrated Supply Chain

The Environment Agency; Stuart Sampson, Water Resources Manager

The All-Party Parliamentary Water Group; Baroness Anne McIntosh, Co-Chair

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:05-11:20 – The Changing Face of Land and Planning for Water Capital Projects to Meet Water Resource Challenges.

Jane Barlow and Dermot Scanlon from Carter Jonas will provide an insight into how Land and Planning requirements may change to meet water resource challenges. Water Resource Management Plans are reflecting continued population growth and climate challenges, leading to pooling national water resources as well as building in resilience for moving water at times of drought. The scale of infrastructure required will be more than what has been required previously and will have an effect on the land and planning requirements for projects. Water Companies have historically built their networks and infrastructure using statutory powers under the Water Industry Act 1991, but potential larger scale projects are likely to be classed as Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects with a different process to acquire land under a Development Consent Order process. Planning in a similar manner has historically used local Town and Country Planning legislation but for NSIP projects, water companies may have the option to utilise legislation under the Planning Act 2008 to obtain Development Consent Orders (DCOs).

Carter Jonas; Jane Barlow, Partner and Head of  Warrington Office

Carter Jonas; Dermot Scanlon, Partner

11:30-12:00 Session Two: Yorkshire Water

One of the UK’s leading water company’s outline their forthcoming capital projects, future ambitions and challenges via a high level interactive presentation.

Yorkshire Water; Lee Pitcher, Head of Resilience and Partnerships (YW) and General Manager (LWW)

12:00-12:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

12:30-13:00 Session Three: Wessex Water

One of the UK’s leading water company’s outline their forthcoming capital projects, future ambitions and challenges via a high level interactive presentation.

Wessex Water; John Thompson, Executive Director of Engineering and Sustainable Delivery

13:00-13:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:30-14:00 Session Four: Scottish Water

One of the UK’s leading water company’s outline their forthcoming capital projects, future ambitions and challenges via a high level interactive presentation.

Scottish Water; Mark Hunter, General Manager, Development Services

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:30-15:30 Session Five: Water Security and Safeguarding Supply

A group of policy makers and water company professionals give their take on one of the next biggest challenges to UK prosperity- water security- by detailing the role the built environment will play in designing and delivering solutions.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Water Resources East; Robin Price, Managing Director

South West Water; Matt Crabtree, Engineering Director

Northumbrian Water; Tamsin Lishman, Asset Director

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their work within the water industry. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

South West Water – Matt Crabtree, Engineering Director

South West Water provides drinking water and water waste services throughout Devon and Cornwall to over 800,000 homes and 70,000 businesses. As part of their business investment programme for 2020-2025, South West Water are aiming to bring down the average bill, as well as spend over £1bn to improve services, enhance operational resilience and deliver the largest programme of environmental improvements for 15 years. Matt will be able to share insight into these plans, as well as discussing other issues such as water security.

Northumbrian Water – Tamsin Lishman, Asset Director

Northumbrian Water have a £3bn business plan for 2020-2025, which includes the development and improvement of water and wastewater services to their 2.7 million customers. Tamsin will share insight into the developments that will follow this plan, as well as discussing issues such as water security and safeguarding supply.

Wessex Water – John Thompson, Executive Director of Engineering and Sustainable Delivery

Wessex Water supply water to over 2.8 million customers across the South West. John will share insight into their 5 year £1.4bn capital investment programme, which aims to improve the ecology of the local rivers, alongside the improvement of waste treatment and network capacity to meet the demand for new housing in the region.

The All-Party Parliamentary Water Group – Baroness Anne McIntosh, Co-Chair

The All-Party Parliamentary Water Group provides a forum for Parliamentarians and interested stakeholders to monitor government and regulatory policy in relation to the water sector. The Group has been running for nearly 10 years and is one of the most active All Party Groups in Parliament, holding regular meetings throughout the year on a wide range of topics. High on the agenda for 2021 is water security, capital investment into the water sector and how the industry can harness it’s natural resources to help with net zero targets. The Baroness will be on hand to interact with our audience and answer their questions!

Anglian Water – Richard Beattie, Head of Integrated Supply Chain

Anglian Water are undergoing a massive £470m capital investment scheme to address issues such as leakage, sewage flooding, whilst also refurbishing existing networks, upgrading their water recycling network and investing in innovation schemes. They are also in the midst of developing one of the largest infrastructure projects for a generation; the 500km new pipeline bringing water to the whole region. Richard will be able to share insight into these projects as well as how they will benefit the region.

Scottish Water – Mark Hunter, General Manager, Development Services

Scottish Water have a plethora of upcoming developments to ensure water supply to their 2.5 million customers. These include the £17m investment into Paisley’s waste water infrastructure, as well as the £3.4m investment into Target, Argyll and Bute to combat sewage flooding. Scottish Water are also developing a £500m framework, for their upcoming 2021-2027 investment programme, which will address capital maintenance, enhancement and service priorities. Mark will talk about these developments, alongside the plans in place for their 2021-2027 investment plan.

Yorkshire Water – Lee Pitcher, Head of Resilience and Partnerships (YW) and General Manager (LWW)

Yorkshire Water are extremely active in the development realm across four counties. Whether that being through their ground-breaking ‘Living with Water’ programme or the ‘Sustainable Landscapes Humber’ initiative they are integral to water security, clean growth and healthy community development. As well as investing millions in vital infrastructure over the coming years, they are playing a key role in unlocking low carbon developments and on this session Lee will outline their plans.

 

Carter Jonas – Jane Barlow, Partner and Head of Warrington Office

Jane Barlow, Partner and Head of Carter Jonas Warrington office has specialised in providing property advice to Water Companies for over 25 years having worked at United Utilities and in private practice at National Property Firms acting for water and infrastructure and utility clients. Jane has also acted on NSIP projects requiring DCOs for a number of infrastructure clients in the transport and energy sectors.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking

The Environment Agency – Stuart Sampson, Water Resources Manager

The Environment Agency plays a key role in protecting water for people’s lives and livelihoods. Stuart will be able to share insight into the EA’s plans for ensuring the sector keeps moving, and will discuss issues such as the security of our natural resources and water security.

Water Resources East – Robin Price, Managing Director

Actively involved in a putting water supply and security at the forefront of considerations when delivering a number of major housing schemes across the East of England, Robin is one of the UK’s foremost voices in projecting the role utility companies play in unlocking development and economic growth. As part of this event, he will talk about the pressures facing cities such as Lincoln, Cambridge and Norwich if they are to meet their ambitious housing targets and how regional water companies will have to improve their water infrastructure to support such development.

Carter Jonas – Dermot Scanlon, Partner

Dermot Scanlon joined Carter Jonas as a Partner earlier this year from the engineering consultancy sector where, for the last 30 years, he has been actively involved in obtaining consents and delivering infrastructure projects across the water resources, waste, energy and transport sectors.  He has worked on the consent and delivery of some of the largest projects of their kind in the country, including several NSIPs via the DCO process such as Thames Tideway.  Most recently he been working on the feasibility and potential consent routes for long distance water transfer and water resilience projects.

Associate your brand with the Water Industry Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “_____________ Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021

Time:
0915hrs – 1600hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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