This year’s Comiston Lecture will be presented by Douglas Millican, Chief Executive of Scottish Water.
In January Douglas announced that he is to step down from leading Scottish Water after 10 years as Chief Executive and 20 years on its board and executive team.
In his presentation Douglas will share his hopes for the future as he explores the challenges the sector is facing, including the need to decarbonise its activities, continue to deliver best value, and build trust among customers, as he draws on his experience at Scottish Water’s helm – the highs, the lows and lessons learned.
The presentation will include a Q and A, and will be followed by light refreshments.
The Comiston Lecture takes place at 6.30 for 7pm on19 October at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ.
7th International Water Regulators Forum
14 to 15 September
Programme Theme: Regulating water services in times of increasing natural, social, and economic uncertainty
The International Water Regulators Forum (IWRF) is the international meeting of the global network of regulators of IWA. It gathers high level representatives of regulatory authorities and officials of agencies with regulatory and supervisory functions over the provision of water, sanitation, and wastewater treatment services.
During the Forum, discussions are structured around highly interactive sessions that combine short inspirational presentations and roundtable discussions led by the speakers. The roundtable discussions provide an opportunity for participants and speakers to analyse and discuss in detail each topic, share comparative experiences, address proposed questions, and suggest one or more recommendations for consideration of the plenary.
The forum will consist of 5 sessions addressing current regulatory challenges and topics of interest to regulators at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, three of which will be regulators-only (by invitation), and two sessions will be open to the general audience of the IWA Congress.
The forum concludes with a closing plenary where discussions will be summarised and recommendations presented, providing an opportunity to engage with other relevant stakeholders and explore the interlinkages between regulation, science, policy and practice.
The Forum is being shaped and steered by a diverse and motivated Programme Committee, a committed group of professionals consisting of high profile members of the IWA Regulators Community.
This edition of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will engage stakeholders and key contacts within the conventional water sector and beyond. It will bring together core water sector groups, such as those focused on urban water and urban water services, as well as participants from industry and agriculture, architects and urban planners, soil and groundwater experts and hydrologists, social scientists, the ICT sector, the financial sector, and others. With a strong representation and contribution from Nordic and Baltic Sea countries, the IWA Congress & Exhibition is a vital opportunity to learn about the Nordic water challenges and solutions, including participation in technical site visits
Held in Copenhagen, Denmark, the #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition will report on the water sector progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The emphasis will be on SDG6, which is dedicated to water and sanitation. The event will also highlight and explore the interwoven relation of water with all 17 of the global SDGs.
The 20th Europe-INBO International Conference organized by the Group of European Basin Authorities for the Implementation of the European Water Directives will be held in a face-to-face format from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th of September 2022, at the Imperial Palace (Annecy, FRANCE) at the invitation of the host and partners of the event.
The event welcomes representatives of EU Member States, national and regional water directorates and administrations, hydrographic district authorities and basin organizations, as well as representatives of EU candidate countries and countries of Eastern European, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Mediterranean basin and other stakeholders interested in basin management and in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, its “Daughter Directives” and other related policies, directives and regulations.
Join us and share your experiences on the themes addressed by this on-site event with simultaneous French / English interpretation!
(with the exception of the first of the two sessions of the workshop “Water in mountains”, which will be in French only)
World Water Week 2022 takes place from 23 August to 1 September. For the first time, you can join us both online and in Stockholm, Sweden. This year we offer more than 300 sessions on the theme Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water.
10th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks
24 to 26 August
The International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SPN) is held every 3rd year by the Sewer Systems and Processes Working Group under the IWA specialist group on Urban Drainage (Joint IAHR/IWA). The last of these conferences, the SPN 8 and SPN 9, were held at TU Delft in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark.
This year, from 24th to 26th of August 2022, we are happy to host the 10th edition of the International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks in Graz, Austria at Graz University of Technology.