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