Twenty65 Conference 2017

Bringing the Water
Sector Together


Innside Hotel, Manchester


4th & 5th of April

0114 222 0257

Annual Conference

Bringing the water sector together

The annual TWENTY65 conference provides a unique opportunity for Researchers, Practitioners, Water Companies, Technology Developers, Policy Makers and Regulators to network and learn together to help pave the way for a future that delivers sustainable clean water for all.

Due to an exceptional demand for delegate spaces, we have released additional spaces - book now to avoid disappointment! 

Register here


Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities now available, click here for further details.


We will present cutting-edge theory and demonstrate how this can be translated into practice to inspire collaborative working within the sector. Multiple topic areas will be presented within the plenary and parallel sessions, with stimulating discussions and feedback - this is an excellent opportunity to interact with regional and international peers. 

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Ronan Palmer, Director, Strategy and Planning, Ofwat
  • Jon Rathjen, Scottish Government
  • Alun Shurmer, Director of Customer Strategy and Communications, Welsh Water
  • Rose O'Neill, Water Policy and Programme Manager, WWF-UK


Register here.


Parallel sessions will focus on:

Management of water colour and its treatment: sharing UK water industry knowledge
Water Futures
Interactive workshop on future scenarios and approaches for the UK water sector
Big Data
Interactive workshop on using data and promoting the uptake of smart water networks
Value of Water
Experiences with valuation of water services from across the UK
Water Futures
Interactive modelling showcase to demonstrate tools for exploring water issues
Urban Drainage
Experiences with SUDS, monitoring and modelling across urban drainage systems
What can social science do for the water industry?
Participatory approaches and advanced methodologies
Water Futures
Approaches to future planning and what the water sector could look like
Water Efficiency
Approaches to understanding customer water use and its impacts
Big Data
Applications of big data approaches across the water industry
Robotics & Sensors
Robotic & Sensor advances from other sectors and potential applications for water
Water Efficiency
Approaches to understanding customer water use and its impacts
Urban Drainage
Interactive workshop on the opportunities and problems associated with multipurpose interventions
Collaboration for Innovation
Making collaboration work in theory and practice
Technologies of the Future
Technical advances to support the water systems of the future

A range of sponsorship packages are also available. 


Accommodation during the conference can be reserved by telephoning the Innside Hotel on 0161 200 2500 and quoting 'TWENTY65 conference'. The bed & breakfast rate is £125.00 per night. For directions and details of the venue click here.


To see the final conference programme, please click here.


For further information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, click here.


Are you a social researcher interested in building networks to extend the reach and effectiveness of qualitative, interpretive and post-positivist research methods in the areas of water governance and innovation? Join us for a one-day workshop - Strategic network-building for social water researchers - on April 6th 2017 following the inaugural TWENTY65 conference. Click here for further information.


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