16th Conference of the UK Network on Potable Water Treatment and Supply

16th Conference of the UK Network on Potable Water Treatment and Supply

March 14, 2023 Uncategorized 0

Our annual conference of the UK Water Network will take place at Cranfield University on Wednesday 14 June 2023.

This conference is the sixteenth in an annual series focusing on drinking water production, from source to tap. Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to get the latest information on water treatment and supply and interact on the topic with scientists and researchers from water companies and leading global academic institutions.

“As a vital industry we are seeing the impact of climate change and increasing demand on resources, water quality and operations. There is also an expectation of higher standards for our operations set against a background of achieving net zero. Sharing and exchanging knowledge between academia and industry, scientists and engineers, universities and industry practitioners is increasingly important for us to facilitate the development and identification of sustainable solutions to a range of emerging issues,” Prof John Fawell, Chair of the UK Water Network.

Our conference features a session dedicated to early career researchers. This one-hour session will be organised as a series of 5-min flash presentations. A jury, composed of water professionals and researchers will vote for the best early career researcher’s presentation, with a best presentation prize being awarded during the conference.

Event Programme

Our conference programme can be found here –

09:30 – 10:00           Registration and welcome coffee.

10:00 – 10:05           Welcome.

Peter Jarvis, Professor of Water Science and Technology, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK.

10:05 – 10:10           Introduction to the conference.

John Fawell, Visiting Professor and Chair of the UK Water Network, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK.

SESSION 1 | Chair: Peter Jarvis

10:10 – 11:10           Cranfield Water Lorch Lecture

Do Drinking Water Regulators Dream about Regulation or Risk?

Marcus Rink, Chief Inspector of Drinking Water, Drinking Water Inspectorate, UK.          

11:10– 11:35                                                            Coffee break                        

SESSION 2 | Chair: John Fawell

11:35 – 12:10           Keynote: Stories of Digital Transformation in the Water Industry.

Oliver Grievson, Chair of the IWA Digital Water Programme, UK.

12:10 – 12:35           Using Somatic Coliphages for Catchment Appraisal and Operational Monitoring in UK Drinking Water Treatment Works.

Suniti Singh, Research Fellow in Drinking Water Microbiology, Cranfield University, UK.  

12:35 – 13:00           PFAS – a Jersey Water Perspective.

Jeanette Sheldon, Water Quality Manager, Jersey Water.

13:00 – 14:00                                                           Lunch break            

SESSION 3 | Chair: Tom Williams, Enebio Ltd, UK

Vice-Chair of the UK IWA Water Committee.

14:00 – 15:00           Early Career Researchers flash presentations

  • P1- Mark Hunter, PhD Researcher, University of Liverpool, UK. Antibacterial Surface Coatings Containing Cu-Doped Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles. 
  • P2- Polly Grundy, PhD ResearcherCranfield University, UK. Investigating the Chemistry of Brominated Disinfection By-Product Formation. 
  • P3- Tianhao Du, PhD Researcher, University College LondonUK. Remediation For Acid Mine Drainage by The Combination of Biochar and Indigenous Algae.
  • P4- Charlie Whitelegg, PhD Researcher, University of Sheffield, UK. Calibration of viscoelastic parameters for transient modelling in pipelines with unknown faults.
  • P5- Lucie Bertolaso, PhD Researcher, Cranfield University, UK. Impact of ozone and hydroxyl radicals on the adsorbability of micropollutants and natural organic matter.

SESSION 4 | Chair: Peter Jarvis

15:00 – 15:25           The development of Southern Water’s drought resilience solution in Hampshire.

Riken Mistry, Process Engineer, Stantec.

15:25 – 15:40                                                           Coffee break

15:40 – 16:05           Disinfection by-products: an unresolved public health mystery.

Tom Bond, The University of Surrey, UK.

16:05 – 16:30           Assimilable Organic Carbon within Drinking Water Distribution Systems.

Frances Pick, Research Associate, University of Sheffield, UK.

16:30 – 16:40           Early Career Researchers Presentation Prize – Sponsored by the UK IWA Water Committee.

16:40 – 16:45           Concluding remarks and conference close.

Peter Jarvis, Professor of Water Science and Technology, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK.

John Fawell, Visiting Professor and Chair of the UK Water Network, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK.

Location and travel details

 Vincent Auditorium, Building 52a, Cranfield University

Who should attend

Water company employees
Consultants for the water sector
Public health professionals
Those working in drinking water quality
Regulators
Supply chain companies
Academic and industry researchers working in drinking water treatment and supply

Cost

£150 per delegate £60 per student Alumni discount: 10% off the standard delegate fee.

How to register

To regsiter for the event click here

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