Policing 2012


Future Water 2012: Delivering the Future
Royal Geographical Society, 10 July 2012

Conference Programme
subject to change


Registration and exhibition viewing


Welcome and introduction

Morning Conference Chair: Janet Wood, Editor, Utility Week CONFIRMED

Morning session
2012: A year of change - assessing where we are

Welcoming address

A keynote speech setting the agenda for the conference
Neil Reynolds
, Vice-President of International Operations, CH2MHill


In conversation

Objectives of the White Paper

With the completion of major reviews in to the role of the sector’s regulators, and the Water White Paper envisaging significant changes to their duties and remits, this session gives delegates a rare opportunity to hear from all the key figures in charge of regulating the industry and driving policy.

  • Alan Sutherland, Chief Executive, Water Industry Commission for Scotland CONFIRMED
  • Ian Barker, Head of Land and Water, Environment Agency CONFIRMED
  • Sonia Phippard, Director Water, Floods, Environmental Risk and Regulation, Defra CONFIRMED

The voice of the industry

Wessex Water

Colin Skellett, Executive Chairman, Wessex Water CONFIRMED

11.15 Refreshments and exhibition viewing


Morning workshop sessions

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit one of the workshops taking place during this session.

Workshop 1: i20 Water - Knowing the value of water

Workshop 2: Natural England - Future Water and Farming

Natural England will deliver a session on working together to deliver Catchment Sensitive Farming for freshwater habitats and water quality. This session will give you an opportunity to influence future developments of the project the Natural England CSF project.

Workshop 3: Stepping it up on wasting less – how do we need to do things differently in the context of drought and climate change?

Facilitated by: Nicci Russell, Waterwise and Rose Timlett, WWF

12.30 Lunch and exhibition viewing
Afternoon session
Anticipating reform: innovation and aspirations for the future

Welcome and introduction

Afternoon Conference Chair
Tom Burke, Founding Director, E3G


Afternoon panel debate

A panel session with leading figures within the water sector who are driving policy and scrutinising the work of the Government. This will be an interactive session, where delegates will be encouraged to participate with questions and comments.

  • Anne McIntosh MP, Chair of HoC EFRA Select Committee CONFIRMED
  • Tony Smith, Chief Executive, CCWater CONFIRMED
  • Tony Kelly, Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water CONFIRMED
  • Mark Powles, Chief Executive, Business Stream CONFIRMED

Afternoon workshop sessions

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit one of the workshops taking place during this session.

Workshop 1: Water Reuse – public perceptions and opportunities

Speaker: Nigel Goodman, Water Director, Europe, CH2MHill

Workshop 2: The future policy challenges from an ecosystems approach, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Speaker: Dr. Geraldene Wharton, Reader in Physical Geography, Queen Mary, University of London

Workshop 3: TBC


Keynote address

Regina Finn, Chief Executive, Ofwat CONFIRMED

16.00 Closing remarks from the Chair





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