Securing sustainable supplies and improving environmental standards
05 March 2018
Storm Emma hit Ireland hard at the start of this month, with power and water supplies being disrupted.
All this did was highlight how fragile the current network and water services are in Ireland and how much work Irish Water still needs to do to deliver high quality water and a resilient service.
The 2018 Ireland Water conference in Dublin on April 25 will have industry-leading experts discussing how Irish Water is improving and continuing to work on its service resilience and improving the quality of the natural environment.
Jenny Deakin, the manager of the catchment science and management unit of the Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss what pressures are causing the impacts on the natural environment, and what Irish Water needs to do to rectify these.
Maura Joy, construction delivery manager at Irish Water’s parent company Ervia, will showcase the work that has been done to improve the water quality within Cork Lower Harbour, an area where great strides have been made in recent years.
The National Federation of Group Water Schemes chief executive, Barry Deane, will also be discussing the work the group water schemes are doing to improve water quality and resilience, and how they are working with Irish Water to deliver continued and sustained improvements.
But ensuring service resilience is not down to just the water company; the consumer must also play their part. Tom Collins, chair of the Public Water Forum, will talk about the potential of excessive use penalties, and getting consumer buy-in to use less water and reduce the human impact on the aquatic environment.
Other speakers include:
- Maria Graham, assistant secretary for water, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
- Sheenagh Rooney, director of water, operations and customer care, Commission for Regulation of Utilities
- Brian Sheehan, head of asset delivery, Irish Water
- Cormac Murphy, head of the group office for Ireland, European Investment Bank
- Colm McCarthy, economist, School of Economics, University College Dublin
- Mike Williamson, head of network control, Severn Trent Water
- Diarmaid O’Culain, development manager, asset manager, Irish Water
Want to gain a pan-utility understanding?
Then why not attend the 2018 Ireland Power conference the day before our annual Ireland Water event.
For more information, visit: www.ireland-power.net.
To view the full conference programme and book your place, visit: www.ireland-water.net.
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