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Adapting to Change 2023 Considerations for Water Recycling in the UK

28th/29th March 2023

Venue: The Old Courtroom, Brighton, UK

(118 Church St, Brighton BN1 1UD)

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Adapting to Change: Considerations for Water Recycling in the UK
Conference Overview

In 2020 the first Adapting to Change conference in Brighton considered the potential water recycling and desalination technology that might be used in the near and mid future to address the UK’s water scarcity challenges. Three years later it’s back focussing on Water Recycling, considering; the development of the UKs water recycling projects, the technological and regulatory perspectives of implementation and international experiences which can inform the development of these projects.

The 2023 conference will be held across two days in the Old Courtroom and associated Royal Pavilion rooms:

The Old Courtroom

Presentations and panel discussions

The Great Kitchen

Networking & Nibbles

Royal Banqueting Room

Gala dinner


The conference will include:

  • Over 5 UK water/wastewater companies presenting on their experience to date providing a historically and current perspective on water recycling projects and possibilities
  • Perspectives from UK regulators and multiple international consultancies
  • Speakers from the following Internationally esteemed projects including:

Windhoek, Namibia

Orange County Water District, USA

& Australian Reuse Projects

All tickets enable access to the two-day conference (inclusive of lunch at Cote Brighton), a tour of the Brighton Pavilion and a unique opportunity to engage in a water tasting event based in the King William IV room including recycled water! #A2C2023


Conference Schedule Day 1 
Day 1 28th March 2023
08:00 – 08:45

Registration (Coffee and Pastries Provided)

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08:40 – 09:00 Welcome
Theme 1: Global Perspectives of Water Recycling
09:00 – 09:25

Keynote Presentation

The First Drinking Water Recycling Facility in the World Thomas Honer (Veolia, Namibia)

09:25 – 09:50 The Orange County Experience: Mehul Patel (Orange County, USA)
09:50 – 10:15 Australian Augmentation Experiences Down Under: Stuart Khan (UNSW, Australia)
10:15 – 10:30 Panel Discussion Q&A
10:30 – 10:55

Coffee Break

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Theme 2: Infancy and Development of Water Recycling in the UK
11:00 – 11:20 Early Water Recycling Experiences in the UK: Afsaneh Janbakhsh (Essex and Suffolk)
11:20 – 11:40 Opportunity and Challenges for Delivering Water Recycling  Colin Green (RAPID)
11:40 – 12:00 Water Recycling A Fresh Approach to Water Supply  Lawrence Gosden (Southern Water)
12:00 – 12:15 Panel Discussion Q&A
12:15 – 13:30

Lunch (Cote Brighton  Opposite Venue)

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Theme 3:A Summary of Water Recycling Technology and Implementation
13:30 – 13:50 Membranes and their Application: Kati Bell (Brown and Caldwell)
13:50 – 14:10

UV Disinfection and Validation and Ultraviolet Advanced Oxidation Ian Mayor-Smith (University

of Brighton)

14:10 – 14:30 Ozone Biologically Activated Carbon Uwe Hubneruetin (Xylem)
14:30 – 14:50 Consenting a Water Project Five Things You Need to Know (Arup)
14:50 – 15:10 Panel Discussion Q&A
15:10 – 15:30

Coffee Break

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Theme 4: Current UK Water Recycling Technical Case Studies
15:10 – 15:30

UK Case Study 1 Southern Water Understanding Customer Perceptions Through

Collaboration Nick Eves (Southern Water, UK)

15:30 – 15:50

UK Case Study 2 Thames Water London Water Recycling Fit for Purpose Water Mike

Bedford (Thames Water) Chris Kyne (Jacobs)

15:50 – 16:10

UK Case Study 3 – Wessex Water – How Water Recycling Can Deliver Multiple Environmental

Benefits Julian Welbank (Wessex Water) Neil Gardener (Stantec)

16:10 – 16:30

UK Case Study 4 – Anglian Water Direct Water Recycling for Non Potable Use: Lessons

Learnt Ed Richardson (Anglian Water)

16:30 – 16:50

UK Case Study 5 Severn Trent Water Redirection of Flow From a Wastewater Treatment

Works: Assessing the Impact on the Depleted Waterbodies Ben Maundrell (Severn Trent Water)

16:50 – 17:30 Panel Discussion Q&A
17:30 – 17:40 Final Remarks: Ian Mayor-Smith (University of Brighton)
18:00 – 19:30

Pavilion Tour and Water Tasting Session (Royal Pavilion)

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19:30 – Late

Drinks and Dinner

Royal Pavilion Kitchen & Banquet Hall (Dress Code Smart Casual) Sponsored by 


Conference Schedule Day 2


Day 2 29th March 2023
08:30 – 09:00

Venue Opens (Coffee and Pastries Provided)

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09:00 – 09:20 Welcome & Water Tasting Feedback
Theme 5: Public Perception Pitfalls and Opportunities
09:20 – 09:40 Water Recycling: Keys to Success Melanie Holmer (Brown and Caldwell)
09:40 – 10:00

Engaging Customers in the Future of Water Andy Barker (Thinksinsight) and Clare Carlaw

(Affinity Water)

10:00 – 10:20 The Use of Insight to Gain Customer Acceptance Gemma Baldwin (Relish)
10:20 – 10:40 Panel Discussion Q&A
10:40 – 11:00

Coffee Break

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Theme 6: Risk Based Approaches to Water Quality & Challenges
11:00 – 11:20 Risk Management Utilising QMRA/QRCA Kati Bell (Brown and Caldwell)
11:20 – 11:40

Managing Risk in Water Recycling with Digital Innovation Troy Walker and Dilip Kumar


11:40 – 12:00

Challenges of Compound Selection and Measurement Laura Simmons (Southern Water) and John

Quick (ALS)

12:00 – 12:20 Panel Discussion Q&A
12:20 – 13:30

Lunch (Cote Brighton Opposite Venue)

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Theme 7: Future Developments and Considerations in the Field of Water Recycling
13:30 – 13:50

Decarbonated Recycled Water Putting Some Fizz into the Reuse Sustainability Discussion:

Adrian Johnson (Stantec) and Jonathan Greenwell (Stantec)

13:50 – 14:10 Queensland Experience and Adaptions Wayne Middleton (Arup)
14:10 – 14:30

Advanced Denitrification Approaches for Enhanced Source Water Stabilisation: Stuart

Ainsworth (Hach)

14:30 – 14:50

Batch Reverse Osmosis The next generation of Desalination: Liam Burlace (Salinity


14:50 – 15:20

The Microplastics Maelstrom: Addressing Key Questions in Water Supplies Brent Alspach


15:20 – 15:40 Panel Discussion Q&A
15:40 – 15:45

Conference Concludes


Coffee/Networking Break Venue Open Until 16:30

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