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ICE London & South East water panel meeting

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28 September 2022
16:00 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)
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The South East of England is the focus point for how to plan and deliver long term secure, resilient and sustainable water supplies under future deep uncertainty. Government and regulators have asked the water sector to develop a new approach to water resources planning which is regionally based, multi sector and collaborative. Water Resource South East (WRSE) is one of 5 regional groups across the country and is sponsored by the six public water supply water companies across the region who supply over 19m household customers and over 2000 business.

The Emerging regional plan, published in January 2022, set out the scale of the challenge and showed how the need to better manage environmental sustainability, combined with the impacts of climate change and growth, are set to create a substantial imbalance between supply and demands over coming decades.

The Emerging Plan uses adaptive pathways and resilience principles to map out the changing role of infrastructure, policy interventions and other actions. In previous planning rounds decisions on infrastructure have mainly been driven by cost, not value, and deliverability, not resilience. As we shift to a more uncertain future the role of infrastructure needs to adapt and be assessed in a much wider, and more systems based, context.

The next generation of water infrastructure will need to be different and new and innovative thinking is needed now, at the planning stage, to enable wise choices for the long term.


Trevor Bishop

Trevor Bishop


organisational director

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Trevor Bishop

Trevor has been Director at WRSE since January 2019.

As Director for WRSE Trevor’s key responsibilities include strategy and policy for the development of a long-term Regional Resilience Plan across six statutory water companies in the South East of England serving some 20 million people.

Prior to his current role Trevor worked at Ofwat, the economic regulator, for three years on long term assignment from the Environment Agency. At Ofwat Trevor’s specific areas of work included resilience, environmental delivery, catchment approaches, clean/wastewater planning and aspects of PR19. At the Environment Agency Trevor was Deputy Director of Water Resources which included all aspects of water resource regulation, strategy and operations.

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Daniel Blick