Ireland Water Conference - 25 April, 2018

After more than four years since its creation, Irish Water, and the sector as a whole, has already cleared a number of hurdles and is now on an upward trajectory towards consistently delivering sustainable, high-quality drinking water and ensuring top levels of environmental protection. However, there is still a long way to go, and multiple, previously unforeseen challenges need to be addressed to ensure the overriding objective of delivering a quality service to customers is achieved.
 
Meeting the stringent water and environmental quality regulations, and attaining essential EU standards, will require the whole sector to develop new ways of working in partnership, adapting to the recently adopted centrally funded model, and continuing to address the legacy issues stemming from the previous fragmented structure.
 
The ever-increasing impact of climate change means there is a need to beef-up flooding mitigation plans, whilst the impact of the UK’s departure from Europe could have significant impacts across the sector, and much wider for the Irish economy.
 
The seventh annual Ireland Water Conference seeks to answer these critical questions and set out a roadmap for the sector to continue its development towards a mature, national utility set up which provides a top-level service to all of its customers. An array of expert speakers will be on hand to update you on the evolving policy landscape, and explain how Irish Water, policy makers, and the supply chain are seizing and creating the opportunities this new landscape is presenting.

The 2018 conference will address:
  • The sustainable provision of water services in Ireland
  • Regulatory challenges facing the Irish water sector
  • The role of infrastructure investment in meeting the evolving needs of citizens and businesses in Ireland
  • Capital delivery priorities: future delivery models at programme and project level
  • A green infrastructure approach to integrated planning for water and the environment
  • EPA priorities for the wastewater industry
  • Driving innovation in the Irish water sector
  • Drinking water safety & environmental protection
  • Driving collaboration in the sector to protect natural resources and the environment
  • The future for cross-border projects
  • Preparing for a changing climate and managing the flood risk
  • Early involvement and long-term planning with contractors 

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