Future Resource Keynote Theatre

This is where you will find the most influential individuals at the forefront of sustainability. Seminars will cover the key issues facing the world, national and local governments and businesses on how they can work towards a more sustainable future through resource efficiency.

Wednesday 12th September

Thursday 13th September


11.00 - 11.30

Kate Wild

The importance of chemistry for treatment of raw water and effluent

Chemical treatment is a vital part of raw water and wastewater processing in industrial manufacturing. The requirements of any plant will vary depending on the industry, processes and wastewater plant – as well as local or national regulations and licence conditions – the chemicals used, pH neutralisers, anti-foaming agents, coagulants and flocculants can have a dramatic impact on plant performance. We look at the purpose of these chemicals and how optimisation of wastewater dosing can save time and money.


11.45 - 12.15

Peter Jackson

Delivering a Data Strategy to Meet Tomorrow''s Challenges Today

Most organisations have an abundance of data, the question most now face is how to turn that data into ‘value’. Predictive analytics are becoming increasingly important in the supply of water and the disposal of waste water, to provide a more efficient, reliable and resilient service, with pressure on customer bills and the need to carefully manage water resources. Peter will discuss the data transformation at Southern Water.


12.30 - 13.00

Natalie Bennett

Sustainable Development Goals: How to prevent the next 100 Dieselgates?

Dieselgate demonstrates that government policies and corporate actions can’t just consider climate change, as crucial an issue as that is. You are going to be judged on the complete social and environmental impacts of your choices – and the Sustainable Development Goals provide an international agreed framework for doing that, for bringing much needed systems thinking into a siloed world.


13.15 - 13.45

Charlotte Morton

Biogas as a Transport Fuel


14.00 - 14.30

George Giles

How should we Design, Build & Operate future EfW plants

There is a real challenge to maximise the potential of EfW plants during its lifecycle of design, build and operation. George Giles will explore what are the key barriers that is holding back EfW plants and what future projects could do to overcome these challenges. He will also take a look into the future to see how the advancement of Digitalisation could revolutionise EfW schemes.


14.45 - 15.15

Tim Foster

Renewable Power Purchase Agreements – Plugging the Risk Gap

In its current state, the UK electricity market simply does not fulfil the range of products and services needed to allow consumers to manage the economic exposure from volatile electricity prices. Lack of liquidity or price discovery beyond 18 months is a major concern, however contracting with wind farms or solar PV can fill this gap.


15.30 - 16.00

Chris Hewett

Post-subsidy business opportunities in solar & storage

How can companies take advantage of the falling costs of solar and battery storage to reduce energy bills? Presentation of case studies across the commercial sector of how companies are using solar power and heat technologies cut costs and emissions. Through onsite generation for self-consumption or export, solar Power Purchase Agreement or providing flexibility services to the grid, there are many ways by which companies can use solar to save money and resources.