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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967
 
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  • 22 Sep 2015

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    De-nitrification DEMON Process Energy and Chemical Optimisation

    16:00
    18:30

    Presentation by Lorraine Puzey (Area Scientist at Wessex Water) followed by a tour of the Poole STW.

    Poole STW is the only site within Wessex Water's portfolio to have a total nitrogen consent and therefore has a tertiary de-nitrification process.  

    This CIWEM SW event will provide an overview of the "DEMON" de-nitrification process (the only one in the UK) along with an overview of energy and chemical optimisation on the site.

    Event start time: 16:00

    Close: 18:30

    See flyer for more information

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    Tags: South Western
  • 29 Sep 2015

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    Severn Estuary Forum 2015

    09:30
    16:00

     

    We invite you to join us for the 2015 Severn Estuary Forum held at the Arnolfini Gallery. The forum will be celebrating its ten years anniversary.

     This engaging event is intended for all interested in learning about the latest research and policy developments involving the Severn Estuary and its future. It guarantees a lively and informative day of presentations and talks. Topics already confirmed include:

    - The Severn Estuary Partnership: A Retrospective View & Future Challenges

    -Our Estuary Resources - Chair - Natasha Barker, WWF

    - Local Issues

     Date 29th September 2015             

     Time: 9.30-16.00 (additional boat trip around the docks 16:00-17:30)

     Location:   Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

    Past events have proved to be extremely popular, so please book early on Eventbrite to avoid disappointment.  Discounted Early Bird Tickets are now available until the 29th of August.

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    Tags: South Western,wales
  • 29 Sep 2015

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    The changing face of data within the water industry (1)

    17:00
    20:30

    University of Exeter, Harrison Building, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QF

    This event is intended to hear from industry practitioners of asset management-GIS integration to share best practices & lessons learnt; to discuss growing trends and emergent solutions in geospatial for asset management and to act as a cross discipline network (such as Utilities, Rail, Highways and Infrastructure).

    Topical themes we are interested in are: operational awareness, maintenance planning, logistics, improving operational efficiencies, facility management and works management.

    Speakers:

    • West Country Rivers Trust/The Rivers Trust - 'Collaboration between organisations'
    • Conrad Gillespie (South West Water) - 'Business Intelligence'
    • Adrian Kelland (Mouchel) - 'Re-purposing data'
    • Dragan Savic (Exeter University) - 'Smart Networks'

    To book a place, please use the AGI website.

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    Tags: South Western
  • 07 Oct 2015

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    Prosecuting Environmental Crime

    17:30
    19:00

    Speaker: Mohammed Yakub (Natural Resources Wales)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre , Trevithick Building, Cardiff University

    CIWEM Welsh branch would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Prosecuting Environmental Crime'.

    Synopsis: There will always be individuals and businesses who cannot resist the temptation to commit environmental offences.  The underlining motive for this mischief is to make and/or save money at the expense of harming the environment and/or undercutting those who comply with the law. 

    The Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is a statutory body set up to ensure that the environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, sustainably enhanced and sustainably used, now and in the future.  Therefore, the NRW will use number of enforcement tools including prosecution to enforce its statutory powers.

    This session will look at how the NRW prosecute those who are unable to resist the temptation to commit environmental offences.

     

    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members.  Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.  Please contact: Tracey Dunford welsh@ciwem.org 

    

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 14 Oct 2015

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    Natural Flood Management

    17:30
    19:00

    Speaker: Dr Alex Nicholson and Dr Candice Constantine (Arup)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre, Trevithick Building, Cardiff University

    CIWEM Welsh branch (joint sponsored by ICE Cymru) would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Natural Flood Management".

    More details to be confirmed.

    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members.  Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.  Please contact: Tracey Dunford welsh@ciwem.org 

    

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 18 Nov 2015

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    Understanding demand and why everything’s connected

    17:30
    19:00

    Speaker:  Rob Lawson (Artesia Consulting)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre, Trevithick Building, Cardiff University

    CIWEM Welsh branch would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Understanding demand and why everything's connected'.

    The demand placed on water supplies by customers is one side of the supply-demand balance that water companies must resolve when planning their long-term strategies.  Yet our understanding of household water use remains relatively limited, based mainly on small samples of customers whose consumption is monitored and on water use surveys.  We will need to improve this understanding to resolve the new challenges of 'resilience', and make use of emerging approaches to risk-based water resources planning. But this is a challenge because household water use results from a complex interaction between technology (i.e. water using devices, such as toilets showers and taps), human behaviour, and factors such as weather, socio-demographics and household occupancy rates.

    This presentation will describe the challenge of understanding demand, and highlight the academic research that is pointing the way forward to potential solutions, through the use of much more detailed consumption data (e.g. from smart meters) and the consideration of the practices that drive household water use.  The presentation will also describe how a more holistic analysis of the data available from distribution networks, billing records and leakage analysis could provide some of the answers.

    Rob Lawson is a Director at Artesia Consulting.  He has 22 years' experience in the water industry and environmental consultancy.  He has spent most of this time trying to answer the question he first came up with as an eleven year-old, standing in a small stream in Shropshire: "where's this water coming from and where is it going?"

    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members.  Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.  Please contact: Tracey Dunford welsh@ciwem.org 

    

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 30 Mar 2016

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    Global Water Security

    17:30
    19:00

    Speaker: Professor Roger Falconer (Cardiff University)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University, Trevithick Building

    CIWEM Welsh branch (supported by the Royal Geographical Society) would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Global Water Security".

    Synopsis:

    This talk will introduce some of the genral challenges of global water security (in the context of the supply of sufficient water of good quality) and highlight the likely global impact of climate change, increasing pollution and droughts, as outlined in recent studies.

    See the attached abstract for more details.

    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members.  Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.  Please contact: Tracey Dunford welsh@ciwem.org

     

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    Tags: South Western,Welsh

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967