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Our annual conference of the UK Water Network will take place at Cranfield University on 28 September 2022.
This conference is the fifteenth in an annual series focusing on drinking water production, from source to tap. Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to get the latest information on water treatment and supply, and interact on the topic with scientists and researchers from water companies and leading global academic institutions.
The programme will include topics on water treatment technologies, water monitoring, distribution system, water quality and catchment management.
This conference is the fifteenth in an annual series focusing on drinking water production from source to tap. The event provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to get the latest information on water treatment and supply, an interact on the topic with scientists and researchers from water companies and leading global academic institutions.
This year we will also be organising a session dedicated to young and early career researchers with a series of 5-minute presentations. We therefore invite young and early career researchers to submit an application for a talk on their work and most recent research advances in potable water treatment and supply. A jury, composed of water professionals and researchers, will vote for the best early career researcher’s presentation, with a best presentation prize being awarded during the conference.
Applications for a 5-minute early career researcher presentation can be summitted to Kristell Le Corre Pidou on firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again, we only have a limited number of short presentations slots, so if you apply for a talk, we cannot guarantee that your talk will be selected.
|09:30 - 10:00||Registration and welcome coffee.|
|10:00 - 10:05||Welcome - Peter Jarvis, Professor of Water Science and Technology, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK.|
|10:05 - 10:10||Introduction to the conference - John Fawell, Visiting Professor and Chair of the UK Water Network, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK.|
|10:10 - 10:45||Session 1. Keynote : Overview of challenges and treatment technologies for removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water. Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Distinguished Research Professor (STEMM), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.|
|10:45 - 11:10||Energy comparison between a mercury-based system and a UV LED based system for the disinfection of drinking water at municipal scale: a case study - Matt Simpson, CEO, Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd, UK.|
|11:10 - 11:25||Coffee break.|
|11:25 - 12:00||Session 2. Keynote: Risk assessment of chemicals in the aquatic environment: Multiple lines of evidence to safeguard drinking water quality. Milo de Baat, Scientific researcher - Chemical Water Quality and Health | KWR Water Research Institute, The Netherlands.|
|12:00 - 12:25||Cyanotoxins in UK drinking water sources: Is there a need for enhanced monitoring? - Carmel Ramwell, Senior Environmental Scientist, Fera Science Ltd, UK.|
|12:25 - 12:50||Delivering pro-active water quality management in distribution systems: impact and benefit of PODDS - Stewart Husband, Research Fellow of Drinking Water Quality, The University of Sheffield, UK.|
|12:50 - 13:00||Morning wrap-up discussion.|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch break.|
|14:00 - 15:00||Session 3. Young and Early Career Researchers Session|
|15:00 - 15:25||Water quality management on Anglian Water’s Strategic Pipeline - Thomas Hugh, Technical Director, Atkins, UK.|
|15:25 - 15:40||Coffee break.|
|15:40 - 16:05||Do water treatment processes remove microplastics efficiently? - Pablo Campo-Moreno, Senior Lecturer in Applied Chemistry, Cranfield University, UK.|
|16:05 - 16:30||How confident can we be at detecting and quantifying micro and nanoplastics in treated water? - Gbotemi (‘Temi) Adediran, Emerging Contaminants Scientist, United Kingdom Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH), UK.|
|16:30 - 16:40||Sponsored YR presentation prize.|
|16:40 - 16:45||Concluding remarks and conference close - Peter Jarvis, Professor of Water Science and Technology, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK; John Fawell, Visiting Professor and Chair of the UK Water Network, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK.|
Location and travel details
SC3 Stafford Cripps, B41, Cranfield University.
Who should attend
- Water company employees
- Consultants for the water sector
- Public health professionals
- Those working in drinking water quality
- Supply chain companies
- Academic and industry researchers working in drinking water treatment and supply
Cost£150 per delegate, £60 per student, alumni discount: 10% off the standard delegate fee
How to register
Registration for this event has now closed.