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UK water industry to respond to rising energy costs

Energy, sustainability, environment, asset management and wastewater professionals will gather at the Water Industry Energy & Carbon Management conference, taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on September 23.

It is being organised by UK water industry business journal, Water & Wastewater Treatment (WWT).

The event will offer inspiration and practical guidance for reducing energy consumption and implementing renewable energy projects.

Faversham House conference content manager Dominica Andrews says, “The UK water industry is one of the largest consumers of energy. With economic regulator, Ofwat, putting pressure on the sector to increase efficiencies, energy represents an enormous opportunity for water utilities. The Water Industry Energy & Carbon Management Conference has been developed in response to that opportunity.”

The conference forms part of WWT’s flagship event, Sustainable Water, which is in its third year.

Speakers and panellists include: Ronan Palmer, environment director at Ofwat; Chris Newsome, director of asset management at Anglian Water; George Taylor, head of innovation at Thames Water; Dan Green, head of sustainability and innovation at Wessex Water; Ben Roche, head of energy and recycling operations at Yorkshire Water; and Mike Pedley, head of energy at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.

Some of the topics lined up for the 2014 event include: investing in efficient infrastructure to deliver cost-effective and sustainable projects; how the UK water industry can move towards more ambitious carbon targets; ways to monetise energy-intensive equipment to offset rising energy costs; how to meet the mandatory audit requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive; and how to balance renewables projects.

The 11th Annual Combatting Legionella & Water Treatment conference, will be taking place on 24-25 September at Holte Suite, Aston Villa Park, Birmingham.

The conference is a comprehensive and cutting-edge event that will ensure engineering and facilities management teams are able to prevent legionella bacteria and comply with water safety regulation.

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