Morning, Thursday, 18th July 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will discuss the next steps for water market reform in England.
With PR19 encouraging the water industry to increase investment while ensuring affordable bills for the consumer, delegates will consider how to meet the aims of Water 2020 and protect customers while managing the trade-off between developing innovative technologies and keeping costs down for the end user.
This will also be a timely opportunity to examine potential concerns relating to water companies’ business plans, with Ofwat expected to publish all PR19’s draft determinations by mid-July, including issues around the deliverability of plans, resilience and the scope of measures to improve customer experience.
Further sessions will look at the environmental and infrastructure needs of the future, following the National Infrastructure Commission’s report on England’s water infrastructure needs which considered ways to reduce leakage; tackle longer-term challenges around sustainability and climate change as Britain faces increases in both flooding and drought, and how to promote investment.