The 5th National
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,
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,
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
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
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”
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
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,
- Project Directors/Managers
- Procurement Managers
- Infrastructure Managers
- Planning Officials
- Technical Managers
- Large Water Users
- Finance & Legal Managers.
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]
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