Challenge Programme

UWL Summit

Challenge Programme

Utility Week Live will house four Challenge Theatres and four dedicated workshop spaces. The programme will be built around frontline challenges including:

KEYNOTE: Achieving Net Zero targets

KEYNOTE: Achieving Net Zero targets

  • Net Zero for water 
  •  [keynote content – to come]
KEYNOTE: Creating the conditions for innovation

KEYNOTE: Creating the conditions for innovation

  • IT, technology and digital 
Wastewater treatment

Wastewater treatment

  • Innovation in wastewater treatment
  • Phosphorus removal in wastewater
  • Natural capital and nature-based solutions
Energy flexibility and smart networks

Energy flexibility and smart networks

  • Delivering smart energy networks – DSO and flexibility
  • Delivering smart energy networks
  • EV, smart homes and flexibility – the retail market
  • Gas innovation 
Assets

Assets

  • Digital asset management -  Making asset information complete, accurate and accessible
  • Digital asset management -  Removing barriers to data transparency and sharing
  • Proactive approaches to asset management
  • Transforming capital delivery
  • Innovation in mend and repair technologies
Smart water networks

Smart water networks

  • Accelerating innovation in leakage reduction
  • Delivering a smart water network 
Green transport

Green transport

  •  Decarbonising transport 
Customer service

Customer service

  • Delivering best in class customer service
  • Supporting vulnerable customers
Field operations

Field operations

  • Optimising field operations and streetworks
  • Supporting a productive and progressive workforce
Heat

Heat

  • Decarbonising heat
Water quality

Water quality

  • New approaches to drinking water treatment
Smart meters

Smart meters

·       Rolling out smart meters