Delivering on Net Zero Carbon in Wastewater Management – Progress and Prospects

13 July 2021, VIRTUAL

Will the industry deliver on time?

Does the drive to 2030 neglect innovations that might allow the sector to reduce its own emissions?

Where should we draw the boundary around the emission model?

This one-day, virtual conference will explore these questions to understand how future carbon-efficient wastewater management approaches could take advantage of emerging technologies to become net carbon sinks.


Timings – 09.30 – 16.30 BST (UK time)

Attendees will receive a full set of session recordings and speaker presentations shortly after the event.

Keynote talks

Dŵr Isel – our Journey to Zero
Tony Harrington, Director of Environment, Welsh Water

  • Dŵr Cymru Welsh Waters journey to full carbon neutrality.
  • The regulatory, investment and other changes it will require to deliver
  • How driving a zero carbon agenda will also bring benefits for nature and our customers.

Achieving Net Zero and Beyond
Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water

Speaker Line-up

  • Paul Lavender, Director, Water Utilities UK, Royal Haskoning
  • Jose Porro, CEO and Founder, Cobalt Water Global
  • Mojtaba Maktabifard, Master of Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Bill Barber, Technical Director, Cambi Inc
  • Caroline Samberger, Principal Process Engineer, Stantec
  • Maria Dittman, Product Manager, Eliquo Technologies GmbH
  • Jens Dancer, Process Engineer, Gross-Wen Technologies (GWT)
  • Malcolm Fabiyi, COO, 3Degrees and Dr Rajeev Goel, President, Hydromantis Environmental Software Solutions
  • Andrew McLeod, Bioresources Process Engineer, Jacobs
  • Guiseppe Guglielmi, Product Manager ZeeLung – Europe, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions

Panel Discussion – Do we think that carbon neutrality goes far enough?


At around five million tonnes (CO2-e), the UK water industry is the nation’s fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), representing just under 1% of our emissions. Recognising their significant contribution to the nation’s carbon footprint, the UK water industry announced a target of net zero emissions by 2030 – twenty years ahead of the Government’s commitment for the country as a whole.

Delivering on this commitment requires a root-and-branch review of capital and operational practices – with carbon impacts factored into all future decision making. This is especially challenging set against a context of continually increasing discharge constraints requiring more intensive wastewater treatment.

The split of CO2e emitted varies between companies, but conveyance and aeration both represent significant energy sinks. It is often quoted that there is more energy present in wastewater than is required to treat it.

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Do you have a technology or service that could benefit the industry? Why not showcase it on our event platform marketplace in the lead up to and during the event? Take advantage of:

  • Customizable booths (with pre-recorded or live video, branded content, special offers and custom calls to action)
  • Engaging demo experiences (create an interactive demo, play videos from a Youtube playlist, or whiteboard live with booth attendees using Miro.)
  • 1:1 audience interaction (live video chat and even screenshare).

Company profiles in the virtual event marketplace are just £295 (+VAT). You can reserve your space using the drop-down box below or contact Frances Woodhead for further details.

Fantastic sponsorship opportunities are also available for those looking to stand out from the competition. Get in touch today. e., t. 01924 257891

Attendees will receive a full set of session recordings and speaker presentations shortly after the event.

Unfortunately, we experienced some issues with our online booking system last week, therefore the early-bird rate will remain available until Wednesday 16th June.


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