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CREATING THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE WATER SECTOR WHOLESALE/RETAIL SEPARATION
23rd NOVEMBER 2017, ARUP, LONDON
WATEF 2017 Events: In conjunction with our Technical Committees we have arranged the following event:
- "Creating the Digital Story of Water Sector Wholesale/Retail Separation" In April 2017, without much fuss or fanfare, it became possible for about 1.2 million businesses in England to choose who supplies their water, and switch between retail service providers to suit their needs. This change reflects what happens in the energy sector where the same infrastructure is used to deliver the same resources. However, the customer/service interface, pricing etc. is different. The Scottish Business Stream experience suggests that the benefit of retail competition in the water sector could include better quality and customised customer service, better value of water, competitive pricing to suit business needs and improved water efficiency.
This event is designed to take stock of what has happened so far. Keynote speakers - Trevor Nelson, Lois Vallely and Aaron Burton - will present the issues from their viewpoints and experience. But more importantly, participants will help to construct a visual/graphical account (digital story) of what has happened so far, and their anticipated effects in the water sector in the short, medium and long-term.
This event is organised by the Service Innovation committee of the WATEF Network, chaired by Dr Sarah Ward. The event is FREE please click here to register and to see the full programme.
- Photos and reports on events which have taken place in July and September are available as follows:
- Water Recycling and Reuse event - 27 July 2017
- National Lift Tower site visit - 6 July 2017
- BRE Flood Resilience Repair Home and presentations - 12 September 2017
Other events are planned for the New Year - we will keep you posted !
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- Safe & SuRe an EPSRC fellowship project led by Professor David Butler, which aims to develop a new paradigm for urban water management in the UK in response to emerging challenges and global uncertainties, will be hosting an event in London on the evening of 22 November 2017.