Future of Utilities Water conference

The UK’s Premier Water Industry Event

 20 March 2023 | London

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Delivering the future of water, together

With a jam-packed day of fresh ideas, top-level speakers, and opportunities to network with other innovators Future of Utilities: Water is the essential date in the UK water industry’s calendar. Join us to spark new innovation strategies, renovate customer journeys, and transform network resilience to meet that crucial carbon neutral goal.

2022’s Speakers

Emma Clancy, CCW - Speaker Headshot

Emma Clancy

Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Council for Water

Future of Utilities: Richard Price, Bristol Water - Speaker Headshot

Richard Price

Chief Operating Officer, Bristol Water

Trevor Bishop WRSE

Trevor Bishop

Organisational Development Director, Water Resources South East

Tony Harrington

Tony Harrington

Director of Environment, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Future of Utilities: Toby Willison, Southern Water

Dr Toby Willison

Director of Quality and Environment, Southern Water

Iain McGuffog

Iain McGuffog

Director of Strategy and Regulation, Bristol Water

Andrew Beaver, Northumbrian Water - Speaker Headshot

Andrew Beaver

Director of Strategy & Regulation, Northumbrian Water


Dan Green

Head of Innovation & Sustainability, Wessex Water

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Conference Hot Topics

Future skills, strategies and operations

Preparing for 2030: from PR24 to Net Zero

Gain exclusive insights on how our board-level speakers are balancing competing objectives to achieve the 2030 target. 

C-suite perspective on Net Zero

Affordability, vulnerability and the cost-of-living crisis

At a time of widespread financial difficulty, explore how the industry is approaching challenges to customer vulnerability, data-driven debt collection and affordability. 

Smart asset maintenance

Building a resilient network


Hear from key industry leaders on key milestones towards network resilience using future technologies, sustainable asset management and ageing network solutions. 

Capitalising on the circular economy

Supercharging water resource management

From better resource management to collaborating on the movement of water, be part of the conversation as we uncover the challenges and opportunities.

Supercharging customer engagement

Shaping consumer and client demand

With the reduction in water usage a top priority for the industry, finding solutions that work is a must. Hear from exports on education-based solutions, as well as technological developments.

Sewage Hot Topic

CSOs, wastewater and pollution

Tackling wastewater and pollution are key obstacles for the industry to overcome. Discover insights on the Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan, how we can utilise predict and prevent measures, and the most effective solutions to wastewater management. 



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Why Attend?

Connect with top-level movers and shakers…

Discuss, challenge, and engage with the industry leaders that matter, through a host of networking opportunities.

Dive deep into debates that transform your perspective…

… choosing from 50+ speakers across two stages of thought-provoking presentations, case studies and panel discussions.

Have ground-breaking conversations…

… with 200+ attendees from all corners of the industry – gain insight like never before on topics from across the industry.

Discover a new way of networking…

Using our analytics-based match-making and networking app, get the most out of making new connections.

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Future of Utilities - Thought leadership

Thought Leadership

Taking part in a fireside chat, fielding a pundit or participating in a panel discussion alongside industry leaders are just some of the thought-leadership opportunities for you to showcase your insight and expertise.

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Branding Awareness

You want to ensure your brand is front of mind with senior players in the utilities world. Using multiple channels across Future of Utilities, we have the megaphone to tell your story and increase visibility of your brand.

Future of Utilities - Lead generation

Lead Generation

We get industry leaders, you form lasting connections with those who have genuine buying power. From 1-2-1 meetings via a VIP concierge, to bespoke roundtables, the opportunities are endless.