Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

England’s water market - infrastructure, regulation and taking forward PR19

Morning, Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will discuss the next steps for the water market in England.


Delegates will assess the priorities for water infrastructure and next steps in taking forward PR19 determinations, with:



Speakers


Keynotes:


  • David Black, Senior Director, Water 2020, Ofwat;
  • Sophie Broadfield, Deputy Director, Water Services, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs;
  • Paul Hickey, Deputy Director - Water Resources, Environment Agency; and
  • Giles Stevens, Director of Policy, National Infrastructure Commission.

The agenda


  • Taking forward the National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure;
  • Priorities for water infrastructure - opportunities for upstream markets, network resilience and obligations for water companies;
  • The Final PR19 Determinations and setting the future priorities for regulation;
  • Responding to the final determinations: pricing, finance, customer engagement and reducing water consumption;
  • Improving the environmental performance of the water industry; and
  • Assessing the future of England’s water infrastructure.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference


This Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; Committee on Climate Change; Defra; Department for International Trade; Drinking Water Inspectorate; Environment Agency; National Audi Office and Ofwat.



Keynote Speakers

David Black

Senior Director, Water 2020, Ofwat

Sophie Broadfield

Deputy Director, Water Services, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Keynote Speakers

Giles Stevens

Director of Policy, National Infrastructure Commission

David Black

Senior Director, Water 2020, Ofwat

Tony Smith

Chief Executive, Consumer Council for Water

Sophie Broadfield

Deputy Director, Water Services, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Paul Hickey

Deputy Director - Water Resources, Environment Agency

Chairs

Baroness Young of Old Scone

Member, House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee and Member, House of Lords Rural Economy Select Committee

Angela Smith MP

Member, House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee, and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Water Group

Speakers

Michael Barlow

Head of Energy, Power and Utilities Sector Group, Burges Salmon

Matthew Hart

Head of Asset Management Solutions, Water Research Centre

Dr Tony Ballance

Director, Strategy and Regulation, Severn Trent Water

Satish Parmar

Asset Management Specialist Director, AECOM

Andrew Beaver

Director, Infrastructure Advisory Group, KPMG

Dr James Robinson

Director of Conservation, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust