Joe Sanders

Technical Director, RPS

Joe has over 15 years’ experience working in the water industry as an academic, water company employee and consultant.

He is the Technical Director at RPS focused on clean water – in the areas of asset management, leakage and network optimisation. He has extensive knowledge of leakage assessment, reporting and calculation techniques. His experience includes network failure and consequence modelling and developing cost benefit optimisation of water network strategies for both capital and operation interventions.

Joe’s PhD study reviewed the degradation of plastic water pipes and tests to determine the life expectancy of these assets. He then

moved to Veolia Water (now Affinity Water), where he held several positions in the Asset Management team, including leading the below ground asset stream of the PR14 submission.

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