UKWP-DBT Water Resilience Showcase

On Wednesday 28 and Friday 30 June 2023 the UK Water Partnership and the UK Department for Business and Trade (DBT) co-hosted a Water Resilience Showcase. Aimed at disseminating globally the resilience capability of the UK industry, the hybrid event featured fifteen presentations on various areas of resilience showcasing case studies, learnings and opportunities for implementation in new geographies.

Speakers at the event included:

Opening address – Hans Jensen, Director, UKWP
Opening address – Stephanie Martin, Water Sector Manager, DBT
Water Resilience Introduction – Martin Shouler, Water Resilience co-leader, UKWP & London Water leader, Arup
Planning for Resilience: The City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) – Martin Shouler, Arup
Strategic national scale design under uncertainty – Julien Harou, NexSys Analytics
Managing Flood Risk – Dr. Steven Cole, UK CEH
Managing Water Security in Oman and Bangladesh – Richard Noakes, Mott MacDonald
Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Programme – Dr. Austen Buck, WRc
Disaster Management: Reconstruction. Rebuilding Hope – Siraj Tahir, Arup
Disaster Management: Preparedness – Juan Gutierrez-Andres, HR Wallingford
Improving water supply resilience of Metro Manila – Adrian Marsden and Mervick Salamat, Arup
Improving the quality of Water by building high value ecosystems – Tom Godfrey, Earthchange
Natural Infrastructure in St. Lucia and Derbyshire – Richard Noakes, Mott MacDonald
Remote Tools for resilience – Juan Gutierrez-Andres, HR Wallingford
Digital tools for efficiency – Juan Gutierrez-Andres, HR Wallingford
Preventive management of critical infrastructure- Tom Sangster, Downley Consultants
Non-Revenue Water – Justine Leadbetter, WRc

The event saw an impressive breath of experience and technical capacity by practitioners that are leading the development on their areas both domestically and overseas. It also raised a high level of interest from attendees for replicating and adapting some of the initiatives and methodologies to the local issues of their geographies.

You can relive the event and get contact information and more on the event’s dedicated site.

Water Resilience Showcase

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