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International Water Association Efficient2017 conference
University of Bath, Somerset, England - 18 to 20 July 2017

Waterwise, in collaboration with WIRC  and the WATEF Network,  are hosting the ninth International Water Association Conference at the University of Bath from 18th to 20th July 2017. A draft programme is already available and a full programme will be finalised by May 1. The program will include a gala dinner to be held in the Assembly Rooms to provide a perfect backdrop for networking and socialising. 

Early-bird registration has been extended to 1 May 2017. Click here to view the draft programme. Click here to learn more about and to register for this not-to-be-missed conference.

International and UK speakers will be presenting on the key topics for the conference, including:

  ·     Policies & legislation
·        Planning & implementation
·        Best Management Practices
·        Measurement of efficiency programs
·        Non-revenue water, leakage and pressure management
·        Climate change and drought adaptation
·        Water and energy nexus
·        Water recycling and reuse
·        Efficiency of bulk supply system
·        Water security
·        Waste water treatment, with emphasis on industrial water use
·        Public involvement


Water is at the heart of Bath, a historic city in the rolling countryside of southwest England. The natural hot springs and the original Roman-era baths provide a setting of efficient water management from the past. The city is known for its 18th-century Georgian architecture and honey-coloured bath stone used in much of the city’s architecture. Bath is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The University of Bath’s Chancellors Hall is a modern conference venue and some accommodation has been reserved on campus for delegates.

WATEF Events

Study Trip:  The very interesting and educating WATEF Field Trip to Valencia took place from 5th to 7th April. Thank you to everyone that joined us - see report and photos here .

{SAVE THE DATE} WATEF Conference 2018 - 5th to 7th September 2018. The next WATEF conference will hosted by ANQIP at Aveiro, Portugal.  This will be the first international WATEF conference. Please join us.

Other 2017 Events:  Technical committee meetings and planned visits hosted by Polypipe at the National Lift Tower Northampton, Waterscan demonstration site in London, the BRE Innovation Park and another potential visit to Arup, London for our next annual global workshop. Watch out for updates in the next mail-out and on our Events List.

If you would like to propose ideas for WATEF events please e-mail us - all suggestions gratefully received.

External events

AMPS Conference "Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?"  22 to 23 June 2017 (University of Derby) - see here for further details. 
Other News
Please send us any research news that you would like to share either via our One Stop Resource Shop or via our News section

Want to enter a competition to win a prize by creating water from thin air ?  Intrigued?  See here for further details.  The deadline is 28 April 2017.  Good luck!
WATEF Blog and Social Media

Please read our April blog here and use #WATEFBLOG when sending your Tweets - thank you!  We would love to hear your watery tales so if you wish to become a WATEF blogger please let us know

Lastly please don't forget to join us on Linked-In or to follow us on Twitter(@WatefNetwork). 

Dr Kemi Adeyeye (Lead - WATEF Network)
Suzy Armsden
(Coordinator - WATEF Network)