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Water and Wastewater Networks: Delivering Cost-Effective Resilience

20th June 2019, Manchester

Examining networks in both clean and waste water

This conference provides a forum for experts in water and wastewater networks to share practical experiences, technical expertise and best practice.  Network managers, operations’ managers, regulators, innovation teams and contractors are particularly encouraged to attend.

Key themes:

  • Climate change
  • Increasing population and pressures on water supply
  • Ofwat demands to decrease bills and leakage
  • New infrastructure and resilience
  • Inspection and maintenance regimes

Running as two parallel strands through the day, with collective plenary and networking sessions, this event will provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning and collaboration.  The parallel strands will be structured around the following topics:

Clean Water Networks: Ensuring Quality and Sustainability

  • Current and emerging approaches to leak detection and reduction
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Inspection and monitoring
  • Leakage prevention
  • Networks as buffers – retrofitting into established infrastructure and designing capacity into new infrastructure
  • What does climate change resilience look like?

Wastewater Networks: Resilience in a Changing Environment

  • Odour management in network
  • Controlling FOG and wipes entering the network
  • Network cleaning and blockage removal
  • Network real time control to reduce the need for super tanks and improve operational efficiency
  • Controlling the risk of sewer flooding and DG5’s

Do you have something to say on these topics?

Speaker slots are available. If you would like to deliver a presentation addressing one or more of the key themes, then please submit an abstract. The deadline for abstracts is Friday 8th March.

Please submit a 200-word abstract that includes the following details:

  • The title of the presentation
  • The key theme(s) covered by the presentation
  • Authors names, and contacts details for the corresponding author
  • An overview of the full presentation

Abstracts should be submitted to

Exhibition and sponsorship

Offering network suppliers a unique opportunity to exhibit to both sectors of the industry.

If you are interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring this event please contact for further details.

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