Spring Newsletter 2016



WATEF Conference 2016 (#WATEFCON) 7th to 9th September - University of Coventry

Theme:  Water Frontiers - Strategies for 2020 and Beyond

The WATEF Conference 2016    This years' WATEF Conference is being held at the University of Coventry.   Delegates may decide to stay in the student residence or alternatively book one of the recommended hotels in Coventry see link here

Please click on the register button above to take advantage of the early bird discount which expires on 31st May 2016

Registration:  This year's delegate registration fee includes lunch and refreshments, conference pack and proceedings, industry sessions, welcome drinks reception, as well as gala dinner on 8th September and the visit to Brandon Marsh nature reserve on the afternoon of 9th September.  The all-inclusive fee also includes en-suite accommodation at Victoria Halls student residence for the nights of 7th and 8th September (please note due to the nature of the accommodation breakfast is not included)

Drinks Reception:
   A drinks reception for all delegates will be held at the Establishment on the evening of 7th September.  This will give all delegates an ample opportunity to network prior to the conference and weather permitting enjoy a glass of wine on the patio under the shadow of Coventry Cathedral.

Gala Dinner: A gala dinner will be held at St Mary's Guildhall on the evening of 8th September.   Delegates may also bring their wife/partner for an additional cost.  Click here for details.

Tour:  A visit to Brandon Marsh nature reserve has been organised for the afternoon of 9th September.  Click here for details.


From 7-9 November 2016 the CCWI conference takes place in Amsterdam. Its focus is computing and control of processes in the water sector. Subject within this focus are: drinking and waste water treatment, asset management, hydraulics and water quality in drinking water distribution systems. The floor is also open to subjects as climate change and governance models and their impact on technical solutions in the water sector.
Special to the 2016 CCWI edition is the attention to the practical value of models that have been developed over the past decade. This meeting of science and practice is meant to enhance cooperation and coproduction of new knowledge that can find its way to practice. KWR, as main organiser of this event, wants to ask you to share some of your best examples of science brought to practice. Many Dutch drinking water companies will present their show cases. We invite you to make use of this unique opportunity to present your results for an international public of researchers and practitioners from drinking water companies and industry.

For more information and abstract deadlines: see http://ccwi2016.water-system.org/.


Blog:   As any Twitter users will have noticed we have set up a Blog area for our People & Communities Technical Committee. Cath Hassell has kindly offered to administer the bloggers and the WATEF Blog was launched on 1st May 2016 - look out for next month's blog on 1st June 2016.   For May's blog please click here


Please note that we have recently added an amendment to your personal profile.   This allows you to upload a photo and a short biography making our website more interactive.  Please click here to update your profile.


Please check out our full report on "Water in the City" here.  If you would like to propose suggestions for next years' study trip please let us know.


The WATEF network will experience funding challenges beyond the conference.  We are however keen to explore opportunities to continue and welcome ideas about funding opportunities, partnership arrangements and collaborations from members and organisations.

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)