Water resources planning crisis or opportunity?



27 November 2019

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CIWEM invites you to join us as this conference explores what it will take to ensure future water needs are met alongside meeting the goal of the 25 Year Environment Plan to enhance the environment for the next generation.

Population growth and the uncertainties associated with climate change are placing ever-growing pressure on our water resources. Planning to deliver resilient, affordable plans that balance supply and demand, protect the environment and are customer-focused is increasingly challenging.

This challenge needs to be met to avoid what Environment Agency Executive Director James Bevan has termed “the jaws of death” - the point in time at which we will not have enough water to meet our needs.


Event programme

Morning Session


09:30 - 10:00 | Registration and refreshments

10:00 - 10:10 | Welcome remarks

10:10 – 11:00 | Armchair discussion

The global challenge of water resources planning

Kala Vairavamoorthy | Executive Director, International Water Association

11:00 - 11:15 | Refreshments and networking

11:15 - 12:30 | Panel discussion

Water resources planning in the UK: meeting today’s challenges


Networking lunch

12:30 - 13:45

Afternoon session


13:45 - 15:00 | Quickfire round

Problem solving case studies

15:00 – 15:15 | Coffee break

15:15 – 16:45 | Panel discussion

Meeting the water resources challenge for the next generation

16:45 – 17:00 | Closing remarks

Terry Fuller | Chief Executive, CIWEM

17:00 – 18:30 | Networking reception

Booking information

Book your place by following the booking links on this page and logging in to or creating an account on the My CIWEM site. Please note your booking is only complete once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. If you have any questions regarding the booking process please contact events@ciwem.org