WATEF Network Newsletter: August 2018

We have a bumper newsletter for you this August, with updates on our Water Efficiency conference in September, and no less than three blogs for you to enjoy...

WatefCon2018:  Book now before it's too late!

There’s not long to go now, so sign up now for the Future of Water in Europe conference and join us in beautiful Aveiro this September. 

Follow this link to our website to register your place now.

A draft programme is available now on our website, but here are some highlights:

Keynote speakers

Prof. Carlos Borrego:   
Full Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Aveiro.
Climate Change, Heat Waves and Water Stress: time for change   
Prof. Francisco Arregui: 
Researcher at ITA
(formerly Instituto Tecnológico del Agua), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
New trends in high frequency water demand monitorization and analysis: experiences and challenges
Prof. Francisco Nunes Correia:
Full Professor of Environment and Water Resources, IST, University of Lisbon, and Former Minister of Environment, Territorial Planning and Regional Development
Effective water resources management and principles for good water governance

WATEF Technical committee showcase

Get updates on the latest projects from our technical committee chairs

Industry sessions

This year’s conference features two sessions featuring a discussion with industry leaders: 

      • Day one: Water Efficiency Labelling
      • Day two: Micro hydro energy recovery and system control towards smart water grids – featuring REDAWN

These will be interactive discussion sessions, so we'd welcome your input.

Find out more about the sessions and our industry speakers

Social events

The social events are free of charge for delegates and speakers at the conference, by reservation as places may be limited. Tickets for Guests and Family members can be purchased for an additional fee.  

Welcome drinks reception: Wednesday 5 September

Celebrate the start of the conference with a glass of wine and canapes in the chic Casa de Chá, located in the beautiful surroundings of Aveiro's Museu Arte Nova. 

Conference dinner: Thursday 6 September

For the WatefCon2018's gala dinner, we invite you to join us for an evening at the historic Mercado do Piexe. 

Aveiro by boat tour: Friday 7 September 

Explore the city of Aveiro by colourful Moliceiro through its famous canal network with a local guide. 

More information on our social events

From the WATEF blog

In this heatwave summer, water efficiency has not been far from the headlines.  We have three very different approaches to saving water from our blog:
Freeze/ thaw as a resilience issue linked to customer participation and water efficiency
Aaron Burton of Waterwise explores how an extreme weather event earlier this year led to the possibility of a major drought occurring within the space of several days; and what this revealed about the need to improve resilience and water efficiency via customer engagement 
Water Efficiency: Unlocking the Value of Smart Meter Data

Despina Manouseli of UCL explores how we can get smart and unlock the potential of water meter data to improve water efficiency in the UK. 
Getting into the Spirit of Water Efficiency   Ben Orchard and Richard Carter of Adnams Brewery outline how new technology has been introduced into the Adnams brewery and distillery to reduce both water and energy consumption. 

Technical committee Reports

Water Reuse and Surface Water Management

The Committee are in the planning stages for a seminar/ networking event at a major development site to discuss how water efficiency can be successfully integrated into large sites at the planning stages.

Best practice, including information for developers about the value of investment in efficiency interventions, will be featured at this event - a date and place will be announced soon.  


News from WIRC/Upcoming Events at University of Bath

Please note that all these events are free and open to all.

Please read our August blog 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 follow us on Twitter @WatefNetwork or join REDAWN on Twitter @REDAWNAA.

Mrs Eleanor Eaton (Network Coordinator)
Dr Kemi Adeyeye (Lead - WATEF Network)