Institute of Water Annual Conference 2017
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Institute of Water Annual Conference 2017

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'Together We Achieve More'


Join us for our 2 day Annual National Conference titled 'Together We Achieve More' on 15 and 16 June 2017. Chaired by Thomas Faulkner, Executive Vice President, Skanska, this year's event will focus on collaboration and will include speakers from across the water sector incorporating water companies, regulators and contractor/suppliers.


Day one

Keynote Speaker: Andrew McMillan, Former Head of Customer Service, John Lewis

Andrew will give his opinions on what collaboration is, the power it has and why it is so important to industry followed by a Q&A session. 


Session 1: The Regulatory Perspective

Ian Barker, Managing Director, Water Policy International Ltd
Marcus Rink, Chief Inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate
Trevor Bishop, Director, Ofwat

Q&A Session


Session 2: The Water Company Perspective

Peter Perry, Chief Operating Officer, Welsh Water
Sara Venning, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Water
Douglas Millican, Chief Executive, Scottish Water

Q&A Session


Session 3: The Supply Chain Perspective

Alex Vaughan, Managing Director, Costain
Neil McKenzie, Director, Lagan
Mark Enzer, Group Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

Q&A Session 


Day Two 

Session 1: How do our customers benefit from collaboration?

Alan Sutherland, Chief Executive, Water Industry Commission for Scotland
Cathryn Ross, Chief Executive, Ofwat
Dale Evans, Director, Anglian Water @one alliance
Jo Causon, Chief Executive, Institute of Customer Service

Q&A Session


Session 2: External views of collaboration 

Geoffrey Fowler, Principal, London Design & Engineering UTC
David Hawkins, Operations Director & Knowledge Architect, Institute for Collaborative Working
Ed Moore, Chief Executive, Resolex

Q&A Session


Session 3: An interactive role play session exploring the power of collaboration 


There will be exhibits from Panton McLeod, McRae Training, GPS PE Pipe Systems, Technolog and FWR on both days. 


Don't forget to book your place at our additional conference events...

AGM - book here.

Meet the Leaders - book here.

President's Dinner and Awards - book here.

Saint Gobain Evening - book here.


Additional Information

  • To book your attendance please click the 'Book Now' button located at the top & bottom of this page.
  • If you are having difficulty booking, or would like to amend or cancel your booking please contact Lucy Archer on 0191 422 0088.
  • If your company is paying for your attendance, please raise a purchase order number and forward this along with any further billing details to
Event Cost
Rates for this event (Inc VAT)
Full Conference (Member Rate) £480.00
Full Conference (Non-Member Rate) £840.00
Full Conference (Retired/Student Rate) £228.00
Day Rate (Member Rate) £300.00
Day Rate (Non-Member Rate) £480.00
Day Rate (Retired/Student Rate) £138.00
Event Details

Chethams School of Music, Manchester


June 15th 2017

June 16th 2017

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