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Meeting the challenging requirements of Asset Management Period 7 (AMP7), London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 14 June 2018
  • 14:30 - 18:00
Meeting the challenging requirements of Asset Management Period 7 (AMP7), London

About this event

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to join the workshop, please contact ICE Events on 0207 665 2226 or [email protected]

By summer 2018 water companies are nearing the final stages of their business plans for AMP7 and needing to identify specific best approaches to meet the regulator’s highly challenging financial performance, customer engagement and innovation requirements.

This half-day workshop for water professionals offers a timely opportunity to hear a range of leading views and lessons learned. 
Speakers include senior experts from the Environment Agency, Ofwat, Northumbrian Water and Southwest Water. 

Why attend?

  • Hear about the regulatory background defining water company approaches and potential future developments
  • Learn about the latest innovative approaches and best practice being adopted by water companies to overcome supply chain challenges
  • Understand how digital technologies can be applied to both supply and demand side operations to drive efficiency and innovation
  • Hear about innovations in drainage
  • Network and exchange best practice, experiences and ideas with up to 100 delegates from throughout the water sector supply chain

This event is part of the Energy, Resilience and Climate Change campaign.

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14:00 Registration and coffee

14:30  Welcome and introduction from the Chair
Craig Woolhouse, Director, Environment Agency and Chair ICE’s Water Expert Panel

14:40 Ofwat’s priorities for AMP7
Ynon Gablinger, Director Economics and Econometrics, Ofwat

15:05 Addressing the procurement and delivery challenges of AMP7
John McGovern, Head of Asset Investment, Northumbrian Water

15:30 21st Century Drainage Innovation
Mark Worsfold, Director of Asset Management, South West Water

15:55 Q&A session

16:15 Networking and refreshments 

16:45 Innovation in water efficiency 
Carmen Snowdon, Head of Water Efficiency and Customer Participation, Waterwise​

17:10 Session to be confirmed 

17:35 Q&A session

17:55 Chair's closing remarks
Craig Woolhouse, Director, Environment Agency and Chair ICE’s Water Expert Panel

18:00 Drinks reception


Yvon Gablinger

Ynon Gablinger, Director Economics and Econometrics, Ofwat​

Ynon Gablinger is a director of economics at Ofwat. He leads the cost assessment team for PR19, which has recently published a consultation “Cost Assessment for PR19 – a consultation on econometric cost modelling”. Ynon has over 10 years’ experience in utilities regulation at Ofgem and Ofwat


John McGovern

John McGovern, Head of Asset Investment, Northumbrian Water

John is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 30 years experience covering engineering, operational and project management roles in the Water Industry.  He is currently responsible for the planning and delivery of Northumbrian Water’s investment programmes covering the north east of England, Essex and Suffolk with delivery teams located in Sunderland, Chelmsford and Lowestoft.​

Under John’s leadership Northumbrian Water have embraced a collaborative approach to programme delivery, refreshing their framework agreements in 2015 and establishing integrated delivery teams comprising client and contract partner staff co-located at three regional hubs.  The largest of these situated in Seaham near Sunderland houses 300 people, made up of asset planners, client project managers and support staff, partner design and construction and commercial teams all under one roof.
These integrated teams deliver range of projects to provide new or enhanced water and wastewater infrastructure.
Following a review in late 2017, a jointly developed framework improvement plan is being implemented, to drive immediate improvements and position the team for AMP7.
John’s paper will cover the journey so far, and a view on the challenges ahead.
Mark Wolsfold

Mark Worsfold, Director of Asset Management, South West Water

Mark Worsfold has been at South West Water since May 2015 (having previously been at both Ofwat and Yorkshire Water).
Mark enjoys working in the water industry, with over 25 years experience in the sector.  Mark's responsibilities at South West Water as Director of Asset Management are associated with the wholesale business including asset management, strategic planning, tactical plans, resilience, performance reporting and ODI development as well as examining how the business should most effectively make Totex decisions within its decision making. He is a member of the SWRFCC.
At Ofwat he held roles as Director, Chief Engineer and Head of Asset Strategy, which included the regulation of infrastructure, the serviceability of the asset base, capital maintenance expenditure, sewer flooding, sewerage enhancements, sludge treatment and disposal, the cost base, capital efficiencies, innovation and links with the supply chain. A veteran of the last four price reviews at both Ofwat and on the company side, Mark supported a number of initiatives with Infrastructure UK, including cyclical investment in the water industry and reviewing flooding maintenance within the Environment Agency.

John Beswick

Carmen Snowdon, Head of Water Efficiency and Customer Participation, Waterwise

Carmen Snowdon, a Chartered Environmentalist, is currently on secondment to waterwise as their Head of Water Efficiency and Customer Participation after working with WRc for over twelve years.  Her technical expertise is in demand management where she has developed and led a variety of projects and programmes in the fields of water efficiency and leakage. Carmen has a very keen interest in integrating the customer into business processes and planning and has led projects looking at ways to evolve the relationship between water company and customer. Her time at waterwise is allowing her to focus on working with the water sector towards a future where water is used wisely, everywhere, every day.

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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