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Standards and Regulations Group with BSI

14 March @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Welcome to the Standards and Regulations Working Group Event, proudly hosted by the renowned British Standards Institute (BSI). Join us for an enriching experience where industry leaders converge to stay abreast of the latest developments and actively shape the future of standards and regulations in our sector.


  • Background
  • Why are we all in the room? We will address the key points from March 2023 workshop.
  • ‘Round table’
  • What is the true complexity of the landscape? Who owns standards and who is responsible? Who monitors compliance? Addressing these points while recognising WIS/IGN’s BSi/CEN/ISO and WIMES, WICS and CESWI
  • What are the impacts and consequences related to non-adherence to standards or inadequate standards? There will be a reflection on the DWI and EA fines as part of the discussion.


  • Value of: Product standards
  • Service standards
  • Installation standards
  • Asset Health standards
  • Flooding/Drought standards
  • Data standards
  • Resilience and standards
  • Knowledge retention
  • Training
  • Examples or case studies reflecting value and problems of non-adherence.
  • Options (incl. funding) e.g. IGEM model, are there others?


Produce a two-page PDF of recommendations going forward.

Key Questions to be covered within the document

  • • What is the impact of standards on the bottom line?
  • • Do we understand what standards everyone is working towards?
  • • What are the different types of standards and their purposes?
  • • What are the alternatives to the IGEM approach for standards in the water industry?
  • • What are the consequences of not having standards and what fines can be issued for standard lapses?
  • • How do we advocate for the need for standards and drive engagement at more senior levels in water companies or regulators?

Please note the registration deadline is the 10th March


14 March
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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BSI, 389 Chiswick High Rd., Chiswick, London W4 4AL