Programme 2017

Villa Park, Birmingham | Sep 14th - 15th 2017


Day 2


9:00 Morning Refreshments
9:30 Presentation

Chair’s & WRA’S Introduction to Day 2
Andrew Gaved,
Editor, H&V News

Are you Balancing Water Risk & Efficiency? How do we balance water efficiency without impacting public health and costs when building/refurbishing
Julie Spinks, Managing Director, WRAS Ltd 

10:15 Presentation TBC

What is Next for Legionella: 2017-2021?
Exploring the major changes in CWT legionella approach : same hygiene results but with increased effectiveness in safety, reduced pollution, environmental gains, water savings will not be achieved without changing the paradigm for water treatment

In the next five years, legionella treatment in cooling tower will face major changes in its legal and technical environment. Legal threats of all sorts over the use of biocides is the prime opportunity for another development 

10:00 Presentation

The Long Term Vision for Water Treatment/ Wastewater Infrastructure: Challenges Facing the Cities and Industries of Tomorrow 

Rafid Alkhaddir, Head of the Department, Civil Engineering &Professor, Water and Environmental Engineering (CIWEM)


Panel discussion

Successful Prevention Compliance

for Healthcare Estates: Planning Ahead & Improving on Water/Air In this session we will explore what still needs to be done for hospitals still not meeting the required compliance standards: paying attention to the details including the following:

  • Increasing performance and management of hospital PFI contracts
  • What keeps hospital managers awake at night? How to comply and demonstrate you are fit for purpose
  • Infection Prevention Control (IPC)
  • HVAC system barriers & risks associated
  • Hospital water and compliance for legionella prevention

Stuart Watkin, Head of Engineering Compliance & Energy, North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green FRCPath FHEA, Infection prevention & control Practitioner, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Infection Prevention and Control Honorary Lecturer, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL, Great Ormond Street Hospital, NHSC

Blanca Beato, Senior Engineer & Team Lead, Asset Performance, The Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA)

11:20 Networking refreshments break

Joint Presentation

A look at How the University Hospital of North Tees and DCW combat Legionella: Results and Future Projects
Back in November 2011, the Health Estate Journal published the article ‘Legionella eliminated with no ‘side-effects’ reporting on the a six-months trials conducted in 2009 by Stuart Watkin CEng - Head of Engineering at the University Hospital of North Tees. Today, 8 years later, Stuart Watkin and DCW will follow up on the technology used, the results and future projects.

Søren Papendick Johansen, Sales manager, Danish Clean Water  
Stuart Watkin,
Head of Engineering Compliance & Energy, North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

12:20 Presentation

Tech Spotlight: New Testing Tool for Detection of Legionella in Water Systems

Dr. Brett Brewin, R&D Scientist, IDEXX

13:10 Presentation

The Outbreak in Council Property in Barrow-in-Furness: What Would Prosecution Look Like Today?
Looking back at the fatal Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Barrow-in-Furness in 2002, Greg will review the major evidence/facts at Barrow and what the new Corporate Manslaughter and sentencing guidelines now say. He will have the audience then judge what the outcome would have been. This session will dispel some of the myths around the case and use more recent examples for future direction.

Greg Davies, Director of Market Development, Assurity Consulting

13:30 Presentation

Training the Future Workforce & Managing Contractors

Carrie Wood, Head of Health and Occupational Safety, Ashfords LLP

13:50 Presentation

Summarising New Developments in Water Hygiene Compliance and saving on cooling tower costs
Choosing between emerging treatment options

David Harper, Owner, David Harper & Co Ltd


Networking lunch including roundtable discussion on the below topic:
Compliance Under a Limited Budget: Building the Optimal Maintenance Strategy & Leveraging Data - Exploring O&M staffing, budgets, current and future priorities, preventive vs predictive maintenance, tracking and documentation, and details on O&M practice for electrical energy-using systems including HVAC and water control systems


Chair’s Closing Remarks 

15:25 Close of conference

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