The Future of Water Use in the UK
10am - 2pm
The University of Bath's Water Innovation and Research Centre (WIRC) is organising a one-day event on the future of water use in the UK.
The event will bring together key industry, policy and research figures to discuss the future of water use in the UK. The day will be shaped by you, the delegates, but we anticipate that the sort of issues we will discuss might include behaviour-change interventions at scales from the householder to the industrial customer, the future of water markets, the role of regulation, and possible engineering developments like waste-water reuse.
The day will reveal what challenges face the nation's water system as we look 5, 10 or 40 years into the future. It will ask what industry, government and academia do and do not know as we look to the future, and will identify future research projects that can fill today's knowledge gaps.
There will be at least two key outputs from the day. First, the University of Bath team will produce a summary report of the meeting's discussions, providing an overview of the state of the art in water-user knowledge and a roadmap for future research and development activity.
Second, the University of Bath team will record the key knowledge gaps that are identified on the day and look to develop some of these into future research projects, hopefully conducted in collaboration with you.
Everybody who attends the workshop will be invited to be involved in any projects that go forward. As such, we hope the workshop will be a place for the free exchange of ideas. We will work under the Chatham House Rule in the spirit of open sharing and creative thinking.