The 5th National WATER SUMMIT

Exploring New Frontiers in Water Reform

Organised by iQuest, the 5th National Water Summit will take place on Thursday, 1st December 2011 at the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.

Recent times have seen significant developments happening for Ireland’s water industry. A lot has happened over the past year following the publication of the river basin management plans. We are now firmly in implementation phase.

Our new Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan TD is committed to developing a new water conservation industry which will create significant employment opportunities. “There are just over 130 contracts and water conservation projects in progress with a value of about €1 billion, some 340 contracts to be progressed to construction over the period 2010 - 2012 with a value of €1.8 billion and some 190 schemes and water conservation projects on which planning work will continue.”

A greater proportion of investment will be dedicated to improving water supply infrastructure, with water conservation being accorded top priority.

The new Government is also planning to establish a new State-owned water company - Irish Water - which will deliver key water investment functions at a national level. This national approach to water investment and management will, no doubt, lead to some significant changes and developments.

The National Water Summit, has been Ireland’s leading independent water conference for the past 4 years and the 2011 event is shaping up to be one of the most pivotal yet. Recent developments have ensured a full agenda - including industry reform, innovation and proven technologies, conservation, legislation and water quality, amongst others.

The 5th National Water Summit will be an event of major interest to all stakeholders. The summit will include an impressive line-up of speakers, visionary leaders, international and national experts - all professionally involved with water - who will deliver succinct presentations and case studies, allowing time at the end for an open forum to discuss the issues participants find most interesting.


The previous four water summits provided a unique forum that brought together the who’s who of the water industry. Feedback has been extremely positive. iQuest is fully confident that this forum will continue to grow and develop and provide attendees with a fully comprehensive, educational and enriching conference experience.

Past attendees included delegates from the following companies:
EPA, Cavan CoCo, The Irish Farmers Association, Trinity College, Kings College London, NUI Galway, Sligo CoCo, ESRI, SWAN, Dublin Airport Authority, Dundalk DIT, Environmental Licensing Programme, Kilkenny CoCo, Fingal CoCo. An Bord Pleanála, Treatment Systems Ltd, John Paul Construction Limited, Cork County Council, Bord na Mona Energy, Grontmij, South Dublin County Council, Crowley Services. Waterford CoCo, Galway CoCo, Carrickmacross Town Council, Border Regional Authority, Veoila, Roscommon County Council, Bank of Ireland, Wicklow CoCo, Shannon RBD Project, ESB Networks, Coffey Group Limited, John Sisk & Sons, Bowen Water Technology, UCD, McCann Fitzgerald Solicitors, Dublin City Council, GMC Civic & Mechanical Engineering, Enpure Ltd, ESB Networks, NSAI, Clare CoCo, Quest Utility Services Ltd, Donegal County Council, Biopower Group Plc, Galway City Council, EpiSensor Ltd, Failte Ireland, AIB, Clonmel Borough Council, Nesc, CLS, Aspiracon, Repak, UCC, Institute of Water Research, Coffey Construction, Kirby Group Engineering, Department of Environment, Abtran Ltd, Covac Ltd, Perc Water Corp, Local Government Managed Services Board, MT Agencies Ireland, WYG Ireland, Fehily Timoney & Company, Ofwat UK, eircom, Offally CoCo, Kilkenny CoCo, Monaghan CoCo, Davy

Past Delegate Feedback…

“All speakers gave me something to think about!”
“Enjoyed the variety of subjects”
“Generally very good speakers with thoughtful presentations”
“Very good...a lot of very useful information”
“A wide range of topics covered”
“Great venue and facilities”
“Very knowledgeable speakers”
“An excellent forum for current water issues”
“Excellent venue for networking”
“A very good big picture view”
“Very good informative presentations”
“Excellent all round”


The National Water Summit is a must-attend event, bringing together CEOs and senior level representatives from water companies, water and waste water treatment companies, policy makers and water authorities across Ireland and the EU.

Meet and network with the people shaping the future of the Irish water industry...

  • Local Authority Managers
  • Local Authority Engineers
  • Heads of Water Services/Supply
  • General Managers (Asset Management, Planning, Maintenance, Recycling, Water Management)
  • Project Directors/Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Infrastructure Managers
  • Planning Officials
  • Technical Managers
  • Large Water Users
  • Consultants
  • Finance & Legal Managers.

Exhibition Opportunities

You can promote your brand and generate business leads among decision-makers attending this event.
For details, call Suzanne Brennan on 087 919 1292 or email [email protected]

For more information - including full Programme & Registration details - Click Here


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