The Wastewater and Sewage Treatment Programme - July 6th

09.40 - 09.45 Chairman’s introduction

09.45 - 10.30 The importance of ongoing investment in the wastewater sector to guarantee service quality and ongoing improvement

  • Investment in core infrastructure
  • Upgrading of networks
  • Investment in new technologies

10.30 - 11.00 AMP7 Procurement Strategies – How do SME’s move “UP” the Water Sector Value Chain?

11.00 - 11.45 Maximising water reuse and acknowledging the role of treated wastewater reuse as an alternative source of water supply

  • What barriers does water reuse encounter within the EU?
  • Overcoming the lack of a supportive and coherent framework for water reuse
  • What legislative instruments can the EU use to boost water reuse?
  • Water reuse as an option to address water scarcity
  • Ensuring a substantial increase in recycling and safe reuse globally by 2030 to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal on Water (SDG 6)
  • The significant environmental, social and economic benefits of reusing treated wastewater. Alleviating water resource pressure by substituting abstraction
  • Relieving pressure of discharge from UWWTP to sensitive areas
  • Recognising the lower investment costs and energy required by water reuse compared with desalination or water transfer

11.45 - 12.45 Evaluating the benefits of technology and innovation for both the water industry and its customers

  • Ensuring the innovation and evolution is customer centric
  • A digital future for water: monitoring, control and data management
  • Incorporating new approaches to waste water management and sewage treatment
  • An integrated approach to managing and operating sewage systems
  • Biogas production from wastewater treatment

12.45 - 13.10 Deregulating the water market and developing a competitive marketplace

  • How will deregulation be implemented?
  • Does the water industry see increased competition as a threat?
  • Will there be new market entrants?
  • Is market deregulation good news for consumers?
  • How will deregulation impact on charges to customers?
  • Lessons learned from Scottish water deregulation
  • Is commercial sector deregulation a precursor to deregulation of the domestic market?
  • How should water companies adapt and evolve in a deregulated environment?
  • The role of MOSL within the deregulation process
  • Will deregulation result in greater water efficiency?

13.10 - 13.35 Examining commercial opportunities within the non-regulated sector

  • Opening the non-regulated sector to greater competition
  • Opportunities for energy generation and exporting it to the grid
  • The role of third party intermediaries
  • Becoming a licensed retailer of water services
  • Developing separate trading divisions for business customers

13.35 - 14.25 Increased competition in upstream sewage and sludge markets

  • Overcoming potential barriers to competition
  • Pre-treatment and recycling of commercial wastewater
  • Sludge treatment, transport and disposal

14.25 - 14.55 Industry Focus: How is industry, as a producer of wastewater, adapting to the changing environment for wastewater treatment and disposal

  • Increasing investments in aging water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Recognising the increasing demand for cost-effective treatment and disposal, whilst addressing rising environmental concerns
  • Ensuring effective treatment and removal of residue from sewage effluent
  • Efficiently reducing regulated constituents permissible discharge levels
  • Reusing water to reduce consumption
  • Towards zero liquid discharge
  • What opportunities exist for improved performance in water management?

14.55 - 15.25 Local water and energy solutions - Showcase Cleantech Playground at De Ceuvel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Centralised vs. decentralised loop-closure
  • Drinking water production and wastewater treatment
  • Source separation
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA)
  • Governance aspects
  • Living lab

15.25 - 15.30 Chairman's closing remarks

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