The Regional Approach to Water Efficiency

Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland 

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Date:   28thApril 2015  Time: 11.00 – 14.30 hours (includes Lunch)
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 Venue:  Hamish Wood Building (W308)

Host/Chair: Dr Charles Russell - Glasgow Caledonian University

Event Abstract: The Regional Approach to Water Efficiency was aimed at refining the water efficiency message to take into account factors such as regional water stress, building type etc.  Research has shown that a regional approach to water efficiency provides a more robust overall method to address water scarcity and resultant GHG emissions of water supply and treatment.  
11.00      Registration and refreshments
11.15     Andy Wilson, Scottish Water "Water Efficient Scotland "
11.30     Rizwan Nawaz, University of Leeds, "Techno-sociological challenges and opportunities for water conservation"
11.45     Alan Crilly, NI Water, "Economics of domestic water efficiency in Northern Ireland"
12.00     Richard Malloy, Ricardo AEA, "Corporate water risk in global supply chains: the role of water efficiency"
12.15     Panel Q&A and close (Chair:  Dr Charles Russell)
12.35     Lunch and networking followed by tour of water laboratories

Richard Malloy, Ricardo AEA
Richard Malloy is a Water Management Consultant with particular expertise in business water efficiency, water efficient technologies, drought management and policy review. As a Senior Consultant, Richard leads projects with businesses and public sector organisations across the UK. His work includes delivery of onsite audits to provide ‘best practice’ advice across a range of industry sectors to help improve their efficiency and minimise water use; ultimately delivering cost and resource savings, and wider environmental and corporate improvements.

Rizwan Nawaz, University of Leeds
Dr Rizwan Nawaz has 15 years’ experience in climate change and water management research. He has conducted water efficiency research in the UK and overseas exploring both technological and sociological issues around household water efficiency. He is currently working on the Water and Drought Initiative (WADI) and attempting to understand the drivers of household water use in one of the driest regions of the world. Rizwan has great enthusiasm for sharing experiences of international best practice and how this could help inform the UK water efficiency debate.  


Andy Wilson, Scottish Water
Andy Wilson is strategic planner for Scottish Water based in the west of Scotland. He has worked in various roles in the Scottish water industry for the last 30+ years.
From early roles at water treatment plants through mains repairs and replacements, to customer complaints and asset management he really has been at the sharp end.
His current role is leading water efficiency for Scottish Water’s domestic customers and the business itself.
He lives in Elderslie with his wife Mairi and two teenage sons and hasn’t given up hope yet of getting down to a single figure golf handicap.

Alan Crilly is a Chartered Engineer with CIWEM and has 15 years’ experience in the water industry.
Alan has previously worked in his native Scotland and more recently in New Zealand in roles spanning hydraulic modelling, network operations, water loss management, asset management and water strategy on both the private and public side of the industry.
He is currently Northern Ireland Water’s Clean Water Asset Strategy Manager responsible for delivering long-term strategies and plans including Management of Lead in Drinking Water Strategy, Water Resource & Supply Resilience Plan and the Water Demand Management Strategy.


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