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2017 Annual Conference Presentations and Material

Last updated: 10/07/2017

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TWENTY65 ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
Bringing the water sector together

Professor Joby Boxall

Innside Hotel, Manchester; 4th-5th April 2017

The first annual TWENTY65 conference, 'Bringing the water sector together' was a resounding success, thank you to all those who attended and contributed to the two days. Delegates from across the UK, Europe, USA, South Africa and Australia joined us in a truly interdisciplinary event that addressed many topics and facilitated numerous new collaborations.

The event attracted representatives from Practitioners, Water companies, Researchers, Technology Developers, Policy makers and Regulators and demonstrated the depth and quality of work and research being undertaken by the water sector to address the challenges of today and the future.

Copies of all presentations and supporting material where relevant and publicly available are provided here.

We are keen to hear about any new contacts made or partnerships in development as a result of the conference, so please drop us a note at twenty65@sheffield.ac.uk so we can use your feedback as one measure of impact from the conference.

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  • 3B, Juan Manuel Ponce Romero, Using Big Data to improve the UKWIR’s Chemicals Investigation Programme

    Posted 29/06/2017

    Big Data gives the ability to extract more value from data analysis at higher volumes, velocities, varieties, or veracities.  Higher velocity in the transfer of the analytics allows for better r...

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  • 7B, Alex Riley, Selective Removal of Toxic Metals for Abandoned Mine Water Remediation

    Posted 29/06/2017

    There remains a need for a low-footprint, affordable, treatment system capable of selective metal removal and recovery. This project aims to develop a laboratory-scale system using simulated and real...

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  • 5A, Virginia Stovin, Multiple benefits of vegetated SuDS

    Posted 28/06/2017

    This talk discusses the potential for growth in the area of vegetated SuDS by harnessing the interests of multiple stakeholders with the possibility for mutual benefits.

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  • 3B, John Kingdon, Digital Water – How technology will facilitate change in the water sector

    Posted 29/06/2017

    The pace of change in the water industry is increasing. Collaboration across the supply chain is necessary to provide consumers with greater digital interaction, and facilitate change through technolo...

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  • 6A, Vikki Williams, Laura Frudd, Navigating uncharted waters: the importance of scenario planning

    Posted 28/06/2017

    Planning scenarios for the future of the water industry need to take into account the possible direction of parallel industries, financial incentives at work, and the political climate. Action plans t...

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  • 1A, Nigel Graham, Catchment Management of water colour & its treatment: Sharing UK Water Industry Knowledge

    Posted 19/06/2017

    Catchment management to reduce raw ‘water colour’ caused by natural organic matter (NOM) released from decaying plant material and soil has been evaluated in many upland areas of the UK.   Water col...

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  • 1A, Jenny Banks, Treatment and Catchment Solution for raw water deterioration

    Posted 27/06/2017

    The removal of colour from raw water has a large impact on public perception. This talk from Yorkshire Water examines the history and current state of the art of colour removal technologies, as well a...

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  • 8B, Catharina Landström, Community Modelling in support of local hydroresilience

    Posted 29/06/2017

    Community modelling is a participatory method enabling local people to use scientific tools to engage with the management of hydroclimatic risks. Research has shown that local people are interest...

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  • 3A, Glyn Addicott, Data, the value of data and how to use it in a real time environment

    Posted 28/06/2017

    Before we can contemplate what 2065 will bring, we first need to understand what we are currently capable of achieving and what we can do better We can currently achieve a lot from data even for a si...

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  • 6B, James Porter, Kamal Birdi, Making collaborative water innovation work: What do we know so far?

    Posted 29/06/2017

    Why hasn’t collaboration for water innovation sprung up before? Researchers have been focused on organisational innovation not inter-organisational; practitioners have lacked funding, lead...

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  • 1B, Sarah Ross, Monitoring the effects of upland habitat restoration on hydrology, water colour and carbon at three blanket bog sites

    Posted 29/06/2017

    This project has been monitoring blanket bog restoration at sites across NW England under the Sustainable Catchment Management Programme (SCaMP). The presentation aims to provide an overview of k...

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  • 3B, Lucy Irons, High density data and water distribution network management

    Posted 29/06/2017

    Increasing availability and capability of monitoring devices make collecting high density data in water distribution networks a reality. Pressure at the customer boundary box can be used to provide i...

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  • 4B, Richard Meissner, South Africa’s Drought and the Role of Public Engagement in Water Saving in the City of Tshwane

    Posted 29/06/2017

    This talk looks at some of the methods for social engagement which have been effective in addressing the problems of drought conditions affecting cities and towns in South Africa.

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  • 8A, South east water, Investigating the role of socially normative behaviours to deliver water efficiency

    Posted 29/06/2017

    South east water is attempting to reduce per capita consumption by engaging consumers to better understand their usage and motivate them to save water, energy and money, making them happy to do so. 

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  • 7B, Ian Weir, Watermain Cleaning, Preparation and Lining

    Posted 29/06/2017

    Many watermains are now reaching the end of their useable lives; these aging, deteriorated pipes are often congested with deposits, leaking and failing. A new system is presented that cleans pipes usi...

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  • Keynote, Ronan Palmer, Scenarios – a keynote for Twenty65

    Posted 29/06/2017

    TWENTY65 is paving the way for a future that is inspired and enabled by research; that collaboratively and coherently accelerates innovation and generates a dynamic and energised water sector that del...

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  • 3A, Jonathan Theakston, Big data from pipeline simulation

    Posted 28/06/2017

    An overview of the future uses that Big data will have in transforming software simulation of water infrastructure.

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  • 8B, Karen Simpson, Socio-cultural Drivers of Water Demand in Student Residential Accommodation: implications for water conservation

    Posted 29/06/2017

    In mid- 2012 stakeholders from Bristol Water and the University of the West of England realised that the “UWE Student Village”, opened in 2006 and housing almost 2000 (1,932) students in f...

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  • 4A, Heather Sheffield, Adrian Rees, Greening the Network: applying the 5 Capitals in expenditure planning

    Posted 28/06/2017

    A talk detailing the past, present and future of green innovation within the water network. The case study of Yorkshire Water is used to consider the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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  • 7A, Yun Hang Cho, Sensing of water surface patterns using Kinect

    Posted 29/06/2017

    An overview of research into a new technique to measure surface waves using a Kinect sensor for applications in sewer and river monitoring.

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  • 6A, Richard Long, 50 years from now what could water look like?

    Posted 29/06/2017

    An exploration of the possible futures of the water industry in 50 years time. What potential drivers affect it and what can we do about it?

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  • 3A, Kieran Williams, Fuzzy logic in Watewater applications

    Posted 28/06/2017

    Fuzzy systems are based on linguistic, imprecise approaches to describing complex systems. This talk describes the implementation of a fuzzy logic control system to alleviate flood risk in urban area...

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  • 4B, Greg Shreeve, Impact of combining behavioural advice vs retrofit measures on water consumption

    Posted 29/06/2017

    This presentation is about  thinking about moving away from thinking about water efficiency as something that can be “done to” households; whereby household behaviour is changed over...

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  • 2A, Martin Mayfield, Rizwan Nawaz, Vanessa Speight, Tomorrow's Water

    Posted 28/06/2017

    Considering a roadmap for the water industry to address the long term problems affecting water systems.   The research outlined aims to understand the long term drivers of change, their impacts, int...

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  • 8A, Henri Lambert, Tapping into the power of behavioural science

    Posted 29/06/2017

    How to encourage change by users of water services by harnessing techniques developed in the realm of behavioral science.   Interactive data and social pressure are used to incentivise consumer...

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  • 5B, Samuel John Dickinson, Dynamic Wastewater Discharge Management via Cost Effective Monitoring & Modelling of Receiving Water Conditions

    Posted 29/06/2017

    This talk looks at the active control of wastewater treatment works operations and discharges in response to forecasted fluctuations in the assimilative capacity of  its receiving water.

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  • 8A, Zoe Sofoulis, Misbehaviour, attitudinal problems and unpredictability: the challenges and limits of water customerisation

    Posted 29/06/2017

    This talk looks at some discourses on customers in the water industry and contrasts the expectations of the customer role compared to that of citizens. The key argument is that an over-emphasis...

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  • 7B, Nigel Graham, Wenzheng Yu, Developments in Membrane Separation for Water Treatment

    Posted 29/06/2017

    This project focuses on Ultrafiltration (UF) and Nanofiltration (NF) membranes for drinking water from non-saline surface waters. Some findings are presented, showing that control of microbial ac...

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  • 1A, David Smith, Emilie Grand-Clement, Upstream Thinking: SWW's catchment management

    Posted 28/06/2017

    Upstream thinking is a flagship environmental project for South West Water running between 2010 and 2020. Its two main strands focus on moorland restoration and agricultural improvements to impact nat...

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  • 4B, Ben Coles, Rosie Rand, Smarter home visit

    Posted 29/06/2017

    The Smarter Home Visit is the single largest water efficiency initiative in the UK water sector. It involves in-home retrofit of water saving devices and an in-home personalised water audit...

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  • 5A, Peter Melville-Shreeve, Dual purpose rainwater harvesting: a genuine "2 for 1 offer"?

    Posted 28/06/2017

    A discussion of the advantages and drawbacks of using RWH as a drought and flood control tool. A roadmap for further adoption and evaluation of this technology is put forward.

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  • 1A, Zoe Frogbrook, Natural Organic Matter in Drinking Water Catchments

    Posted 27/06/2017

    Addressing the problems and potential solutions to the presence of Natural Organic Matter in drinking water from the perspective of Scottish Water.   Water Treatment Works are designed to treat wate...

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  • 5B, Liz Lewis, A global sub-daily rainfall dataset

    Posted 29/06/2017

    The aim of this research is to understand the nature and drivers of extreme sub-daily rainfall. This knowledge will be used to improve and validate climate models, and to create new products.

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  • 1B, Rob Cooper, Catchment Management of Water colour & its treatment: Water colour in the Pennines

    Posted 29/06/2017

    This talk presents the argument for catchment management in the control of water colour, in the context of the history of water colour regulation, and case studies in the UK. 

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  • 5A, Liz Sharp, Emma Westling, Achieving multi-functional benefits: lessons from missed opportunities

    Posted 28/06/2017

    Water management is a complex business with implications for a wide realm of activity; Funding and motivation for water related investments tends to come with one dominant function, with overlapping...

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  • 6A, Alison Browne, Future energy and water demand: Interdisciplinary insights, methods, critiques

    Posted 29/06/2017

    This talk gives an overview of the INTERDEW Project, the aim of which is to define a research agenda to better understand and explore how change in demand for water (and energy) can be projected on a...

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  • 5B, Peter Melville-Shreeve, CIWEM’s Big SuDS Survey

    Posted 29/06/2017

    A look at some of the issues with SuDS usage, based on responses from stakeholders. This talk also proposes a way to encourage greater use of SuDS in new developments, and considers their future role...

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