Industry Events

CIWEM supports a wide range of industry events that are of interest and benefit to our Members. If you would like your event to be considered please email

Flood & Coast Conference & Exhibition

18-20 June 2019, Telford International Centre, Shropshire, UK

Flood and Coast is a unique event that advances the debate about flood and coastal erosion risk, resilience and response between government bodies and local authorities with business, major infrastructure and asset managers, as well as affected communities.

Convened by the Environment Agency, the event brings together the specialists in the supply chain that deliver technology and solutions to control the increasing risk of flood and rising sea levels around our coasts to spread best practice, discuss new ways of working and to deliver excellence in FCERM.

A three-day programme of workshops, presentations and panel sessions will feature over 150 speakers, addressing the key themes of shared ownership and action, building resilience and future challenges and innovation.

The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to meet with providers of flood and coastal risk management solutions and services.

To ensure the event meets the needs of the full FCERM supply chain, we have again appointed an advisory committee – a group of industry leaders representing the wide range of FCERM stakeholder groups and headed up by Mark Garratt, Deputy Director Business Implementation & Skills at the Environment Agency.

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The 10th Global Leakage Summit

25 -26 June 2019, London, UK

The Global Leakage Summit returns for its 10th year in June 2019 to feature the most innovative and successful examples of delivering and maintaining reduced leakage levels across the world.

The speaker line-up will include experienced international water network practitioners from Brazil, France, Italy, China, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Turks & Caicos and the UAE, and the UK water industry is represented by: Anglian Water, Bristol Water, Northumbrian Water, Portsmouth Water, SES Water, Severn Trent Water, Southern Water, Thames Water, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water.

The focus for the 2019 conference will be on using best practice policies and innovative technologies to achieve leakage targets and meet customer demand while facing political and economic challenges and ageing network infrastructure.

The Global Leakage Summit 2019 will examine not only the challenges and difficulties faced by the global water industry, but also the wealth of tools and technologies becoming increasingly available to support the drive to reduce water loss.

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Brownfield Redevelopment: Midlands 2019

03 July 2019, The Grand Station, Sun St, Wolverhampton

Brownfield Redevelopment: Midlands 2019 conference will take place on 3rd July in partnership with the Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC). This informative one-day event will bring together local authorities, developers, policy-makers, landowners, remediation companies, and other stakeholders to explore solutions to key challenges, such as: overcoming the obstacles to brownfield land availability; managing contamination risks and accelerating the SI-remediation-development process; and finding suitable financing mechanisms to reduce the risks of brownfield development.

CIWEM members are entitled to 10% off this conference with code CIWEM10.

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Climate Innovation Forum 2019

03 July 2019, Hilton Tower Bridge, Tooley St, London, SE1 2BY

The organisers of the Sustainable Innovation Forum are delighted to convene the Climate Innovation Forum 2019 during the first ever London Climate Action Week, 1-8 July, 2019.

The Climate Innovation Forum 2019 in London will be the first in a series of regional events aimed at championing innovation to accelerate the zero carbon economy. Focusing on 4 themes – zero carbon energy, zero carbon buildings, zero waste, zero carbon mobility – the event will look to mobilise cross sector collaboration to develop – and deliver – innovative products, services and systems that can be scaled up on a city-wide, nation-wide and even g

As a partner of the Climate Innovation Forum London 2019, we are happy to offer you a 10% discount to attend the event. Use the code CIWEM10 at the checkout to take advantage of this special delegate pass.

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CWA Annual Conference: Wastewater management and beyond ….

16 - 17 July 2019, The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK

The 15th Constructed Wetland Association annual conference will be held alongside the European Waste Water Management Conference in Birmingham on the 16th and 17th July.

This year’s theme will be the multiple benefits of constructed wetlands.

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European Wastewater Management Conference

16 - 17 July 2019, The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK

The European Waste Water Management Conference is the UK’s leading technical event covering the management and treatment of wastewater.

With particular emphasis on operational experiences and practical solutions; this event provides a forum for practitioners, managers and researchers to meet and discuss the needs of the European water industry.

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17th International Computing & Control for the Water Industry Conference

01 - 04 September 2019, University of Exeter, UK

Since the beginnings of this conference series in the early 1990s, the pace of change in this field has been enormous. The water sector is now in a full-scale phase of digitalisation. The proliferation of sensors of various types, smart meters, large-scale and widespread data acquisition, increasingly sophisticated modelling tools, information and communication technologies, Internet of Things, and the roll-out of 5G wireless networks will have profound implications for the management of water systems over the coming years.

This is the 17th in a series of conferences organised by the universities of Brunel, De Montfort, Exeter, Imperial College, and Sheffield. Initially a biennial series held in the UK, the series has in recent years been held annually in Italy, the Netherlands and Canada. We are proud to be able to host the next International Computing & Control for the Water Industry Conference at the University of Exeter on 1st-4th September 2019.

The aim of this CCWI conference is to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss the emerging 'WATER 4.0' agenda - water systems modelling, data and control.

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ICE Coastal Management 2019: Joining forces to shape our future coasts

24 -26 September 2019, La Rochelle, France

Coastal Management Call for Posters

This is an invitation to share your latest research, technological advancement or product development, even if in its infancy, with the wider coastal community.

The conference will host this to shine a light on innovation, with dedicated sessions to facilitate the early release of new ideas, pioneering research, design guidance/best practise, specialist advice and services.

You will be given the opportunity to showcase your work through a short presentation, supply an accompanying poster to be displayed in the exhibition area during the event, and provide a briefing paper to be shared with all delegates and included in the published conference proceedings.

To be considered please submit a pitch, which can include figures/photos/diagrams but not exceed 300 words and a single side of A4, by Friday 24 May 2019.

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5th European Conference on Sludge Management

06 - 08 October 2019, Liège, Belgium

The main scope of the Conference is to provide a scientific program of cutting-edge research in wastewater sludge management. It will bring together international experts of sludge management, scientists, researchers and engineers, R&D laboratories, water agencies, governmental delegates, and private companies to discuss the problems, solutions, and innovative technologies and systems for the sludge management of water and wastewater treatment field.

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European workshop: Waste water phosphorus removal tomorrow: ambitions and reality

09 October 2019, Liège, Belgium

In the context of the current revision of EU water policy (Water Framework Directive Waste Water Treatment Directive), enable dialogue between the water industry, experts and policy makers (EU, national) on perspectives for phosphorus removal: - Low discharge consents - Flexible permitting / emissions trading - P-removal from small sewage works - Interactions between phosphorus recycling and developments in P-removal and resource recovery in sewage works.

Back-to-back to ECSM’19 (European Conference on Sludge Management), Liège 06 - 08 October 2019 .

Registration is now open, reduced price for CIWEM members.

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8th IWA-Aspire Conference and Exhibition

31 October - 02 November 2019, Hong Kong

On behalf of the International Water Association Regional Committee of Hong Kong, China (IWA-HK), we cordially invite you to join us in the IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition 2019 to be held in Hong Kong from 31st October to 2nd November 2019. The main theme of the Conference is “Smart Solutions for Water Resilience” and we will explore and deliberate on state-of-the-art solutions including green and water resilient infrastructure for addressing the challenges posed by climate change.

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EngineerJobs Live

07 November 2019, London

20 November 2019, Birmingham

EngineerJobs Live (formerly The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition) brings together the UK's top engineering employers at central locations in London and Birmingham.

This free one-day event offers engineers from all disciplines and experience levels the unique opportunity to meet a wide-range of top employers and gather careers advice from experts.

Employers at the event include Barhale, HS2, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren, Ocado and more.

In addition to meeting top engineering companies, visitors can take advantage of a CV Clinic, Careers Advice Lounge, Professional Development Hub as well as a full programme of Careers Talks.

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Brownfield Redevelopment: North

13 November 2019, Marriott Hotel, Leeds

Environment Analyst and Brownfield Briefing are pleased to be returning to Leeds with this informative one-day conference, providing updated policy, technical and funding solutions to help reduce the risks and potential costs of brownfield and contaminated land development, increasing investor and developer confidence; and so maximising viability.

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Flood Risk Management: Resilience and Adaptation

05 December 2019, Kensington High Street, Wrights Lane, London

Returning for the second year, this one-day conference will look at the regulatory and policy backdrop enabling better flood risk management, and provide practical strategies to manage the impact of flooding on infrastructure and housing development.

Fully researched and written in discussion with Lead Local Flood Authorities and environmental and flood risk consultants, the programme will provide a mix of presentations, including case studies and new approaches; Q&A discussion; and networking opportunities to enable you to get the most out of your day. You will leave with the information you need to better manage the likely risks from changing weather patterns and achieve a more proactive and integrated approach to flood resilience at a local level.

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CIWEM is happy to support external events in the water and environment sector, providing the event objectives align with those of CIWEM and there is evident benefit for our members. Please note we're unable to support events financially, but are happy to partner on events where relevant. To list an event email for consideration.

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