One Day Science Conference
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One Day Science Conference

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019
9:00 (Registration), 10:00 Start, End Time 16:30
Where: Social 7
7th Floor
The Landing, Blue Tower, MediaCityUK
Salford M50 2ST
United Kingdom

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Join us for our third One Day Science Conference taking place at Social 7, The Landing in MediaCity, Salford on Wednesday 2nd October 2019!

The conference will build on the highly successful previous Science Conferences in London and York, and forms part of our series of technical conferences which are free to members.

Hosted by Dr Robin Price, Interim Managing Director of Water Resources East and our Vice President Science, the theme for this year's Science Conference is ‘Leading Science, Leading Scientists’ and will showcase current and future scientific leaders from across the water industry.  In the morning we’ll hear from scientists from our new Young Persons Network, including several of our current Rising Stars. 

Borrowing from the highly successful event which kicks off our national conference each year, for the first time, the Science Conference will feature a ‘Meet the Science Leaders’ session, giving delegates unique access to some of the most senior scientists in the industry. In an informal setting, small groups of delegates will hear from the leaders about their careers, and their advice for developing a successful career as a scientist and the leaders will be there to answer questions on any hot topics!

The conference will conclude with a series of interactive workshops. Delegates will be able to meet experts in Professional Registration, CPD and Mentoring, and will be able to learn more about the opportunities to get more involved in STEM activities.  We are grateful to colleagues from the Science Council and the National STEM Learning Centre for their support in running these workshops.

All in all, a varied, and very different day is promised – we look forward to seeing you there!

Book your place now to avoid disappointment! 


09.00 - 10:00  Registration

10.00 - 10.05  Welcome and introduction from Dr Robin Price, Vice President Science

10.05 - 10.35  Keynote speaker – TBC

10.35 - 11.00  Speaker TBC

11.00 - 11.30  Young Science Professionals - Emma Camm (Portsmouth Water) & Angela Dignan (Scottish Water)

11.30 - 11.50  Break and networking

11.50 – 12.50  Young Science Professionals - Thomas Kelly (NI Water), Bethany Hall (Isle Utilities), Georgia Brown (Severn Trent) & Sarah Murray (Affinity Water)

12.50 – 12.55  Wrap up and explain the afternoon sessions, Dr Robin Price

12.55 – 13.50  Lunch and networking

13.50 – 15.00  Meet the Science Leaders (Sessions run from 13.50 – 14.10, 14.15 – 14.35, 14.40 – 15.00) 

Marcus Rink, Chief Inspector of Drinking Water, DWI
Dr Jim Marshall, Senior Policy Advisor, Water UK
Dr Clair Dunn, Head of Water Quality, Anglian Water
Dr Charmian Abbott, Chief Scientist, United Utilities
Karen Light, Director of Client Solutions, Water Research Centre
Nicola Houlahan, Quality and Compliance Director, SES Water
Alan Brown, Head of Water Quality, Northumbrian Water

15.00 – 15.10  Break

15.10 – 16.30 Four (optional) interactive 20 minute workshops (15.10 – 15.30, 15.30 – 15.50, 15.50 – 16.10, 16.10 – 16.30)

CPD - Matt Bower, Drinking Water Quality Regulator Scotland 
Professional Registration - Sarah Dunn, Professional Registration Coordinator, IWater
STEM - Mark Wood, Regional Network Lead STEM 
Mentoring - TBC 
16:30  Event Close 


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