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Future Water 2013

Building resilience: A sector fit for the future
Royal Geographical Society, 25 June 2013


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Future Water returns for the fifth year running to provide the prime opportunity for policy makers, industry leaders and stakeholders to come together to examine the key issues affecting the UK water sector now and in the future.

What's on the agenda?

Future Water 2013 will consider the major issues the Government needs to consider as part of its legislative agenda, in order to secure resilience and show the necessary leadership to build a sector fit for the future.

In the year when the water sector is top of the Government’s agenda, this conference presents the opportunity to set in place the policies that will influence the next phase of development for the UK water sector.

The sector is currently facing legislative changes in the form of the Draft Water Bill. The Bill focuses on the potential introduction of retail competition in 2017 and the longer term desire to set a course towards upstream competition. The sector is also facing broader challenges brought about by climate change, witnessed by the juxtaposition of drought with major floods in 2012, and a growing divide in terms of affordability across the country.

There are significant issues affecting the sector now, which the conference will seek to discuss and develop answers to. Including;

In 2013 DEFRA Ministers will be focused on passing new legislation for the sector.  This conference therefore comes at a key time, providing one of the few opportunities for organisations working across the sector to make sure that the Government listens to these broader concerns and issues.

The conference will be addressed by high-level contributors from across the water sector, and will combine plenary speeches, question and answer sessions, panel debates, along with focused workshop sessions.


If you are interested in attending or exhibiting at this conference, please email water13@connectpa.co.uk, or telephone Connect Conferences on 020 7592 9490.



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