The Institute of Water is delighted to invite people to join the One Day Engineering Conference, held on the 2nd April 2019.

Titled: ‘Back to the Future – building on our engineering heritage to shape the future of the water industry’, the Conference will be hosted by Institute of Water Vice President Engineering Jo Parker and will feature parallel themes of innovation and building on the water industry’s great engineering past.

The Conference will present case studies looking at challenges and innovative engineering solutions.

There will also be a panel discussion on how we can recruit the best technical people to respond to future challenges faced by the water industry plus an examination of the supply and demand for engineers in general and looking at some ways in which young people can be attracted to engineering. Delegates will contribute to round table discussions, reviewing engineering skills needed for the water industry referring to the past, present and future.

 Institute of Water Vice President Engineering and Director at Watersheds Associates, Jo Parker, said:

“Our current water infrastructure is still heavily reliant on what the Victorians built for us. Whilst this has certainly stood the test of time, we have reached a point where we must look again at how engineering innovations can help deliver our water in the future.  

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to host this conference at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. The museum proudly displays many engineering marvels from throughout the ages and highlights how we must continue to look at the past to engineer our future.”

The One Day Engineering Conference is part of the Institute of Water membership benefit. Every six months the Institute of Water holds a specialist one-day conference, rotating the disciplines of Engineering, Environment and Science. These are free for members to attend and is an excellent CPD opportunity. Non-members can also attend at a competitive rate.