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Waterwise Annual Conference 2021

15th March 2021 @ 9:00 am - 19th March 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Mainstreaming water efficiency: averting a UK water crisis

The Annual Waterwise Conference has been the major national water efficiency event in the UK since 2007. Environment Agency Chief Executive Sir James Bevan opened the 2019 conference with his now infamous ‘Jaws of Death’ speech, and the Waterwise Conference was all over the national news! In 2020 due to Covid-19 Waterwise migrated their conference into a first digital event, which was hugely successful, with hundreds of delegates and some great speakers and discussions.

Continuing with the digital format for the 2021 conference, the theme this year will be Mainstreaming Water Efficiency: averting a UK water crisis. Reflecting the critical role of water efficiency in both mitigating and adapting to the climate emergency, as well as to the environment and right across society and the economy.

Conference sessions will look at the role of Ambition, Housing, People and Comms, Business, Energy and Net Zero, and Environment in Mainstreaming Water Efficiency.

Sessions will last two hours, from 10am – 12 noon on Monday to Friday plus 1 – 3pm on Thursday.

As well as key contributions from water companies across the UK, we are delighted to announce a wide variety of high-level speakers, including:

  • Tom Andrewartha – Chair, Water and Energy Task and Finish Group, UK Water Efficiency Strategy Steering Group
  • David Black – Chief Regulation Officer, Ofwat
  • Harvey Bradshaw – Executive Director for Environment and Business, Environment Agency
  • Emma Clancy – Chief Executive, Consumer Council for Water
  • Christine Colvin – Director for Partnerships and Communications, The Rivers Trust
  • Jess Cook – Project Development Manager (Water Poverty), National Energy Action
  • Holly Corns – Chair, Water Efficiency Sub-group, Retailer Wholesaler Group
  • Susan Davy – Chief Executive, South West Water
  • Luke Pollard MP – Shadow Environment Secretary
  • Niki Roach- President, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • Plus many more

Tickets are free for all Waterwise Supporters, higher-tier Affiliates, government and regulatory stakeholders. All Supporters and higher-tier Affiliates have been sent an invitation with links to register for free.

All other delegate tickets are just £50 plus VAT. Register to attend the conference


15th March 2021 @ 9:00 am
19th March 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Conference