Key Policy Developments – The Future of Flood Management – Urban Wastewater Treatment – Planning Implications
A one-day conference
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Date: 20th September 2017
Much has been reported nationally about Ireland’s water infrastructure and services, yet there appears to be a significant difference between what is actually going on ‘on the ground’ and what has been reported regarding Irelands water industry.
Certainly, new regulations and compliance obligations have been introduced recently, there are new developments in flooding prevention, drainage and flood plain management and forecasting, activity and developments in waste water management are ongoing, there are plans to develop Irelands future water infrastructure and there is the whole issue of smart metering, water bills and more.
CMG events typically sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the Early Bird Rate of €365.00 + VAT (Normal rate €465.00 + VAT)
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats are booked, so act quickly to avail of the saving.
6 Structured CPD Points
The NATIONAL WATER CONFERENCE, hosted by CMG Events, Ireland’s largest business conference organisers, is taking place in September and will look closely at the key topics mentioned above. This conference will examine key challenges in this area, including an overview of the current issues, as well as upcoming developments (and opportunities) in the water sector. We will examine what measures are currently required to improve urban wastewater treatment in Ireland. We will discuss the use of flood forecasting to ensure our assets are more flood resilient, and the future shape of flood management in Ireland, as well as current thinking for better urban surface water management, and the use of satellite and rainfall data to improve forecasting and decision-making. Also discussed will be the key issue of water regulation and the CER’s role in this area, as well as key legislation to be aware of and it’s planning implications.
If you operate directly, indirectly or as a service to the water sector, you may want to consider this event as a ‘must attend’ conference. This event typically books up quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place. The Early Bird Rate of €365.00 + VAT (Normal rate €465.00 + VAT) is still available, allowing you to attend, come out with a better understanding of developments in your sector and save money as well.
Who Should Attend?
This event will be of real interest to all engineers, civils contractors, local authorities, government departments, consultants, water services and flood management suppliers, semi state agencies, regulators, universities and legal experts to the sector.
Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4pm
Opening Remarks from Conference Chairperson:
Overview – Developments in our water sector policy
Implementation of measures to improve urban wastewater treatment
Flood Management Developments – The National CFRAM Programme & Overview of the Capital Works Programme
CFRAM/Flood Forecasting/Asset Risk Assessments
Toward Internet of things – scale sensing for flood water management
Enforcement Priorities for Drinking Water
Harmonisation of non-domestic water charges: proceed with caution?
CER update – Water Regulation
Current thinking for better urban surface water management
Key Legalities & Planning Implications to be aware of in our water services infrastructure
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There will be 6 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service
Pauline currently works in the Drinking Water Enforcement Team in the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement.Read more
From her previous role as an executive enforcement officer with Certification Europe she has gained 12 years’ experience in regulatory enforcement. Pauline is a graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology. She will be speaking on the Enforcement priorities for Drinking Water.
Solicitor, Arthur Cox
Danielle Conaghan, Partner in the Environment & Planning Group in Arthur Cox, has over 10 years’ experience working in the energy, renewables and natural resources, water & wastewater, social infrastructure, and food & agribusiness sectors.Read more
Danielle has a keen interest in project management and uses those skills to help clients secure and reduce the risk of successful challenge to project consents. She has significant expertise in oral hearings; judicial reviews; injunction proceedings; civil proceedings and defence of criminal enforcement proceedings across all sectors. She is a water law specialist.
Danielle regularly presents at national Environmental, Planning and Energy conferences; lectures on the Law Society of Ireland Diploma in Environmental & Planning Law and is co-author, with Dr. Yvonne Scannell, of the annual environmental chapter of ‘Construction Projects: Law and Practice’, published by Thomson Reuters. She is recognised as being “very informed” (The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2015).
Assistant Principal, Water Sector Policy Section, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
Stephen Dineen is an assistant principal in the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.Read more
Stephen is department’s communication officer on water issues. He has a B.A. in history and politics, an M.A. in politics and has been working in the civil service since 2013.
BE C.Eng Eur Ing FIEI MICE MAPM Chartered Engineer, Chairman of the Response Group
Noel was County Engineer and Director of Water Serices Cork County Council to 2012.Read more
Member of the Irish Water Programme 2013/2014 which was tasked with setting up Irish Water. Chairman of the Response Group, 2014 to present time. Response are a company involved in the design build and operate of water and wastewater treatment plants in Ireland and the UK. Noel has over 40 years experience in the Water Services industry.
Regional Waste Water Treatment Specialist, Irish Water
Ken graduated from UCC in 1989.Read more
He is a Chartered Engineer with post graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering and Certificate in Asset Management. Ken has extensive water and wastewater services experience and expertise. He worked in Ireland, England, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Oman. Ken has worked for civil contractor, M&E contractor, consultants and Local Authorities.
Ken was seconded to the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government during the Irish Water Programme. He joined Irish Water in January 2014. He is the Asset Management Regional Wastewater Treatment Specialist for the Southern Region. In this role Ken has extensive interaction with all sections of Irish Water and key external stakeholders including, EPA, Local Authorities, planners consultants and individual customers. He has a key role in identifying, scoping and prioritising projects for inclusion in the Irish Water Investment Plans.
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
EARLY BIRD RATE €365 + VAT per Person – (Closing Friday 14th July) Normal Rate @ €465 + VAT.
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment
CMG Events Conference Discount
- 15% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.