Get one up on WINEP

12 May 2022, The Studio. Leeds

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Gain insight into the latest phase of Chemical Investigation Programme projects and the specific challenges our water industry is currently wrestling with at our upcoming 1-day event ‘Get one up on WINEP’.

Speakers include:

  • Arthur Thornton, Research and Innovation Associate Director – Atkins
  • Matt Hill, Lead Environmental Advisor – Yorkshire Water
  • Rowan Byrne, Marine Ecology Technical Principal & Global Marine Plastics Group Leader – Mott MacDonald
  • Pablo Moreno Campo, Senior Lecturer in Applied Chemistry, Cranfield Water Science Institute and Charlotte Monkhouse, Junior Process Engineer, Aqua Enviro
  • Emma Pemberton, Principal Environmental Chemist/Ecotoxicologist – Ricardo Energy & Environment
  • Laura Keay, Principal Process Engineer – Aqua Consultants
  • Geoff Cooper-Smith, Senior Process Engineer, & Lewis O’Brien – Eliquo Hydrok
  • Arnoud de Wilt, Specialist Wastewater and Micropollutants – Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Ben, Hazard, Process Engineer – Te-Tech Process Solutions

Panel Discussion – From a society of the Plastic Fantastic and Wonder Chemistry – How do we understand the now emerging environmental and health risks and then manage those risks in a net zero world?



The key objective of the EU Water Framework Directive is to ensure that all water bodies achieve good qualitative and quantitative status. The Chemicals Investigation Programme (CIP) was launched in 2010 to help the water industry and its environmental regulators understand the potential contribution this industry could make to ensuring that Environmental Quality Standards were met. Co-ordinated by UKWIR, CIP comprises a wide-ranging  series of projects that benchmark current environmental performance, prioritise substances of concern and seek to understand upstream and treatment interventions that will best ensure discharge compliance. This programme is also helping to illustrate the magnitude of water industry impact on water body quality within the context of other contributors, such as industry and agriculture.

To date CIP has included investigations at some 600 sewage treatment works and has examined more than 70 substances of interest, including hazards as varied as fire retardants, microplastics, pharmaceuticals and personal care products.  Due to the breadth and nature of the investigations, CIP comprises the largest contemporary scientific evaluation of the impact of anthropogenic sources on UK water quality and will be key to setting and managing future compliance with Environmental Quality Standards.

UKWIR are due to report the findings from the latest phase of CIP in 2022. These will be landmark publications on the occurrence, significance and fates of hazards of relevance to UK water quality and will inform future treatment, operational and regulatory requirements to ensuring sustainable compliance with Environmental Quality Standards. With the Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP) under review, the mechanisms by which the water industry might respond to the CIP programme during PR24 are currently in flux.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

A limited number of exhibition stands are available at The Studio in Leeds. Reserve yours for just £495! (+VAT)

Sponsorship benefits includes: pre-event branding on our website and emails (to 6K+ industry contacts), social media promotion, prime exhibition space with additional branding in the meeting room, inclusive delegate spaces and much more.

To find out more please contact Frances Woodhead –

Venue Information: The Studio, Leeds

Conference Fees (exc VAT)
Standard delegate £395
Full-time student / academic / charity / Govt body / NGO £150
Exhibition space + delegate £850


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