Improving Water Quality and Tackling Water Pollution

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:00
Central London

Efforts to improve the quality of rivers, streams, lakes, groundwater and coastal waters in the UK have been going on for many years, mostly driven by the requirements of EU Directives (Water Framework Directive, the Drinking Water Directive and the Bathing Water Directive). However, with Britain's recent decision to leave the European Union leading to increased discussions about the future of water policy in the UK, this symposium comes at a very timely moment.

Delegates will:

  • Explore the future of the EU frameworks on tackling water pollution and improving water quality post-Brexit
  • Assess the objectives of the EU Water Framework Directive, evaluate the progress made and identify the challenges and ways to overcome them
  • Discuss the River Basin Management Plans and consider what more needs to be done in the period 2015-2021
  • Review the Water Bathing Directive and the progress made and the next steps
  • Understand the drivers behind diffuse water pollution and discuss ways to reduce and control urban pollution
  • Find out about new, improved methods of analysis for water company monitoring and identification of emerging environmental pollutants
  • Identify ways to develop integrated water management approaches
  • Have the opportunity to hear from colleagues and share best practice on the most effective approaches to tackling water pollution and improving water quality

To view the programme for this event, to book a place and for more information, please see the event website.