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Adapting to Change 2023 – A visual story of the conference first day events

The story began in February 2020 when the first “Adapting to Change” conference took place just prior to COVID lockdown.  This conference 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.

Professor Tara Dean opening the conference in 2020


Three years later the Adapting to Change #A2C2023 is 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 venue was the Old Courtroom and we had speakers and delegates both national and international

Thomas Honer from Namibia

Water samples on display

Mehul Patel from Orange County

Stuart Khan

Video presentations and feedback from our three keynote speakers will be available at a later date

Blind water tasting:  Could our audience distinguish which samples were recycled, a mixture of waters and of course bottled water?

Prior to the Gala Dinner held in the Royal Banqueting room – our guests were asked to participate in a blind water tasting test here are some photos

The blind water tasting


A tour of the Royal Pavilion took place before our Gala dinner.  We learned many interesting facts about the Prince Regent and his father “Mad King George” and how the people of Brighton saved the Pavilion for future generations.

Our dinner took place in the impressive Royal Banqueting Suite where each table was named after a water recycling plant.

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Suzanne Armsden • August 11, 2023

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  1. Tolu Elemo December 20, 2023 - 3:53 pm Reply

    Are the proceedings from this conference in the public domain?

    • Suzanne Armsden January 2, 2024 - 9:35 am Reply

      Hi Tolu

      The proceedings are not available in the public domain

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