Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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

Morning, Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will be a timely opportunity to examine the next steps for the water market in England - including discussion around water infrastructure, regulation and the final PR19 determinations.


It takes place with:


Keynote speakers include: 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.


Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Tony Ballance, Severn Trent Water; Michael Barlow, Burges Salmon; Andrew Beaver, KPMG; Karyn Georges, Isle Utilities; Matthew Hart, Water Research Centre; Satish Parmar, AECOM; Dr James Robinson, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust; Tony Smith, Consumer Council for Water and Pauline Walsh, Affinity Water


The agenda

  • 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;
  • Taking forward the National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure and assessing the future of England’s water infrastructure; and
  • Water infrastructure priorities - opportunities for upstream markets, network resilience, and obligations for water companies.

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; CMA; Defra; DIT; Drinking Water Inspectorate; NAO; NIC and Ofwat.



Keynote Speakers

David Black

Senior Director, Water 2020, Ofwat

Sophie Broadfield

Deputy Director, Water Services, Defra

Keynote Speakers

Giles Stevens

Director of Policy, National Infrastructure Commission

David Black

Senior Director, Water 2020, Ofwat

Sophie Broadfield

Deputy Director, Water Services, Defra

Paul Hickey

Deputy Director - Water Resources, Environment Agency

Chair

Baroness Young of Old Scone

Vice Chair, All Party Parliamentary Water Group

Speakers

Noel Beale

Director, Competition – Regulation, Burges Salmon

Matthew Hart

Head of Infrastructure, Water Research Centre

Pauline Walsh

Chief Executive Officer, Affinity Water

Dr Tony Ballance

Director, Strategy and Regulation, Severn Trent Water

Karyn Georges

Head of Consulting, Isle Utilities

Satish Parmar

Asset Management Specialist Director, AECOM

Tony Smith

Chief Executive, Consumer Council for Water

Andrew Beaver

Director, Infrastructure Advisory Group, KPMG

Dr James Robinson

Director of Conservation, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust