Twenty65 Conference

Bringing the Water
Sector Together

Innovation Through Collaboration
to Secure a Sustainable Future


Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester


17th & 18th of April

0114 222 0257

Annual Conference

Sustainable water - is it possible?

The annual TWENTY65 conference (in partnership with leading water sector organisations) provides a unique not-for-profit development and networking opportunity for Researchers, Practitioners, Water Companies, Technology Developers, Policy Makers and Regulators (in partnership with leading water sector organisations) to network and learn together to help pave the way for a future that delivers sustainable clean water for all. 

The call for abstracts is currently OPEN. Please see the bottom of the page for more details.


The 2018 conference will focus on ‘The Values of Water’ and ‘Personal Data – how is it used and why?’ over its two days. The event will be opened by a keynote presentation from Angela Smith, MP.


As the 2017 conference was a huge success, the second conference is being held at the prestigious Hilton Hotel (Deansgate), Manchester, on the 17th and 18th of April 2018. This interactive conference will present cutting edge theory and facilitate stimulating discussion to demonstrate how we can translate ideas into practice, inspiring collaborative working throughout the sector.


We aim to push the boundaries of current thinking, to spark innovation, and drive collaboration. If you’d like to be part of the exciting two-day event, register using the link below to secure an early bird rate.


Please note: There is an additional day 3 which can be booked in addition to or separately from the main conference. The Social Science of Water Network Day. More Information


Click here to register for the 2018 annual conference


The call for abstracts is now open for content on both days of the conference. We welcome abstracts addressing the following areas (but not exclusively):

  • The Values of Water
  • Personal Data – how it’s used and why
  • Novel Treatments
  • The impact of climate change
  • Energy and Water
  • Autonomous systems and sensors
  • Resilient water systems
  • Catchments
  • Cyber Security
  • Technologies of the future
  • Water Futures
  • Water and Health
  • Collaboration for Innovation
  • Water efficiency: moving beyond behavioral change
  • Water citizenship: understanding and managing relationships with water publics
  • Policy reform in the water sector
  • Public engagement at the nature-engineering interface


Abstracts must be submitted using the form below and must be received by TWENTY65 ( by 31st January 2018.