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WWT Drinking Water Quality Conference

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Industry event
2 November 2017
at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Pendigo Way, Birmingham B40 1PP
for water quality professionals
Loch Morlich (c) James Hutton Institute

The second WWT Drinking Water Quality Conference, presented in association with Northumbrian Water Group and supported by the James Hutton Institute, is an essential event for water quality professionals seeking innovative solutions to the regulatory and technical challenges facing the sector.

Taking place in Birmingham on the 2nd November 2017, the event will showcase how water companies can optimise their drinking water treatment quality through keynote presentations, panels discussions and networking sessions.

Expert speakers sharing their insight include:

  • Richard Allan, Manager, Centre of Expertise for Waters (Chair)
  • Marcus Rink, Chief inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate
  • Heidi Mottram OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Northumbrian Water Group
  • Ashlea Lane, Director of Water Supply, Wessex Water
  • Dr Robin Price, Head of Water Quality, Anglian Water
  • Elise Cartmell, Chief Scientist, Scottish Water
  • Chris Rockey, Head of Water Quality, South West Water
  • Julie Spinks, Managing Director, Water Regulations Advisory Scheme

Attend this conference to : 

  • Hear a summary of the general annual report for water company performance from the Drinking Water Inspectorate
  • Learn how to improve the technical elements of drinking water treatment
  • Find new ways to mitigate customer-side risk and improve incident management

To view more details and to register, visit the event website or download the event brochure from the link below.


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