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Date:  5th to 7th August 2015 - University of Exeter

Theme: Energy Efficient Urban Water Management 

Industry practitioners can submit short papers of 4 pages to the conference. These papers can present case studies, project reviews, product and service innovation etc. 

Academic members are also reminded that the deadline for the abstract has been extended until 2ndMarch 2015.

Papers can be submitted at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=watefcon2015

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Additional information as well as the paper submission templates can be found at: http://www.watefnetwork.co.uk/conference

Early Bird discounts are currently available until 30th April 2015 . Please register at http://www.watefnetwork.co.uk/conference to secure your discounted place.

Field Trip to Berlin

Please join us in congratulating Fernanda Garcia Alba Garciadiego, a PhD student from University College London who has been selected for the sponsored place on our forthcoming trip to Berlin.  She aims to use the knowledge gained to transfer the ideas for urban water management from Berlin for application in Mexico City. 

 Full details of the field trip including the programme can be found at http://www.watefnetwork.co.uk/51-339

Wasser Berlin is also taking place at the same time and we plan to visit on 25 March prior returning to the UK.   Places on our field trip are limited so please register now!

 Watef Field Trip to the Old Ford Recycling Plant 22nd January 2015

The WATEF Water Reuse Technical Committee spent an enjoyable afternoon at the Old Ford plant learning about the innovative processes involved in blackwater recycling.  Our thanks are extended to the Thames Water team and in particular Chris James the outgoing Plant Manager and his replacement Ryland Cairns for making our visit so informative. 

The Water Reuse members enjoying their visit; some "before" and "after" shots; and lastly how treated wastewater is used to irrigate the Olympic Park

Glasgow Workshop "A Regional Approach to Water Efficiency" 28th April 2015 Glasgow

We are putting together an impressive programme of speakers from Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales and full details will be available shortly on our Events page.

Technical Committees

Our three newly formed Technical Committees are beginning to put together their plans for the forthcoming network year.  These will be disseminated in the form of meeting minutes published on the relevant section of the WATEF website.

The Service Innovation Technical Committee held a very successful meeting in London chaired by Aaron Burton of Ricardo and full meeting minutes will be available via the following link shortly http://www.watefnetwork.co.uk/67-331

The Surface Water Management Technical Committee are due to meet on Friday 6 February and their meeting will be followed by a tour of the new Engineering and Computing Building at the University of Coventry.  Our thanks to Professor Sue Charlesworth and her team for arranging this visit to a BREEAM accredited building on behalf of the WATEF network.

The People & Communities Technical Committee are also due to meet on Monday 16 February at UCL London please follow the link to our Technical Committees on the WATEF website for updates.

Other News

  • Check out our News Pages for all the latest news. If you would like us to add your events or news to our website please send the relevant links to info@watefnetwork.co.uk alternatively we will include them in our regular newsletters.
  • Enterprise Europe Network South East has arranged a Resource Matchmaking event on 5 March 2015 during the Eco Build Show.  Further details here or contact Oxford Innovation Services Ltd Craig Gordon c.gordon@oxin.co.uk +44 (0)7747 273 823

Lastly please don't forget to join us on Linked-In or to follow us on Twitter (@WatefNetwork).  We look forward to seeing you at one, or all, of the network events taking place this year.

Dr Kemi Adeyeye (Lead - WATEF Network)

Suzy Armsden (Network Administrator - WATEF Network)