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Utility Week Live
Katherine Dobbs

Katherine Dobbs

strategic optimisation manager, Anglian Water
Katherine leads Anglian Water's Strategic Optimisation team, steering a dynamic group of tech enthusiasts, engineers, and project specialists. With a 13-year tenure in the industry, Katherine has expertise in fostering continuous advancements within water recycling.Her team's philosophy transcends mere technological innovation; it revolves around the fusion of cutting-edge technology with resource reutilisation, transforming both infrastructure and non-infrastructure facets of water recycling. Their collective objective? Pioneering sustainable water recycling practices that leave a lasting and embedded impact.Join Katherine as she delves into the remarkable narrative of the SMART Catchment project, a ground-breaking collaboration between the Strategic Optimisation team and multiple dedicated suppliers. This innovative venture spearheaded a SMART solution that addressed persistent challenges within the water recycling network. Upholding a 'Tech not tanks' ethos, their approach not only overcame hurdles but exceeded expected benefits. Leveraging low-carbon solutions, they empowered the organisation to uphold its commitment to exceptional customer service and environmental stewardship.Now, Katherine and her team are charting new territories, exploring diverse scenarios to implement this solution in the upcoming AMP, further solidifying their commitment to revolutionising water recycling practices and setting new industry benchmarks.


Utility Week Live (21-22 May, NEC, Birmingham) is the energy and water industry’s biggest annual event. UWL will offer a host of new zones, features, and unmissable content designed to accelerate delivery - to a digitally enabled net zero future. Register FREE today.