The organisers of Water, Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) 2010 have announced that this year’s event will be even larger than its predecessors. Taking place over two days (10th and 11th November) at the Telford International Centre, there are a host of new features that will attract visitors from a broader section of the monitoring community.Meet the Buyer event
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will provide access to 24 buyers from across Europe and run a workshop entitled ‘Developing Your International Business’. UKTI Commercial Officers will also advise on a range of topics including political/ economic overview for countries including Portugal, Turkey and Russia, niche sector opportunities and advice on market entry.New Gas Detection Zone
Traditionally focusing on water monitoring and testing, WWEM 2010 will now also highlight airborne industrial hazards and risk assessment across all industries, with the participation of the Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM). Hazards covered will include accidental exposure to low oxygen levels in confined spaces and to toxic or explosive gases.
Leigh Greenham, director of CoGDEM, said: “We are delighted to be involved with
the world’s largest environmental monitoring event. Gas detection is an important part of risk assessment to help provide protection for workers in all industries, particularly in the water sector. The seminars that we will run, in conjunction with informal discussions at the exhibition stands of our members, will provide WWEM visitors with the latest help and advice on modern gas detection technology as part of a risk reduction strategy. Many of our members are leaders in the field of gas detection and their technical staff will be available to provide training on how to operate, calibrate and maintain instruments cost-effectively.”Partners
The WWEM organisers have joined forces with a broad range of leading organisations to ensure the success of the 2010 event. British Water, The Institute of Water, Sensors for Water Interest Group (SWIG), PROFIBUS, the Water Monitoring Association (WMA) and the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) will all be closely involved.Process Conference
The Conference presentations will provide information on the latest regulations affecting process and effluent monitoring with authoritative speakers from the
Environment Agency, ABB, SIRA, and UKAS. The Conference will be repeated on both days and chaired by British Water.
The Environment Agency will outline a hardening policy on the use of MCERTS
certified products. The Agency’s Paul Wiggins says: “There is now a good number of flow meters that have achieved MCERTS, so all new and replacement meters must now be certified.” He reports a high number of MCERTS product applications for both flow and analytical instruments and expects many of these to receive certificates at the WWEM event, adding: “We can now look forward to a time when the number of certified analytical instruments will enable us to enforce the MCERTS policy for all new and replacement water quality monitoring instruments.”
Speakers from the Environment Agency will also provide an update on Better Regulation and the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) and include the latest position on operator self-monitoring (OSM) and the role of MCERTS and Operator
Monitoring Assessment (OMA) in supporting the move to OSM for industry and the Water Utilities.
ABB will provide an instrumentation perspective to MCERTS and the Self Monitoring of Effluent Flow under EPR and OMA.
It is now over five years since the first MCERTS Site Conformity Inspection Certificate was issued. Over this period, nearly 4000 site inspections have been
performed and a speaker from Sira will outline the latest advice for process
operators and explain likely future developments.
UKAS will provide an overview on how it interacts with regulators in the water
industry and how regulatory requirements are interpreted with respect to ISO 17025 and UKAS accreditation. The presentation will include developments in the 21st century with an emphasis on sampling. Entry to the Conference will be £55/day or
£100 for both days.New Lab Conference
This year’s event will include a dedicated Conference for the laboratory sector. Focusing on efficiency, sustainability, MCERTS and accreditation, the Lab
Conference will address the key issues facing commercial laboratories in the new
low-carbon, post-recession (or double dip!) era and will be most relevant to analytical staff within the water, food/ beverage, manufacturing, processing and
environmental sectors. Admission to the Lab Conference will cost £55/day or £100 for both days. Registered attendees will also have access to the parallel Process Conference.Workshops
WWEM 2010 will include a programme of more than 70 Workshops covering a host of issues relating to the practical monitoring and analysis of water both in the field and in the laboratory. Topics covered will include: MCERTS; measurement error; water treatment optimisation; monitoring within the Distribution Network; LIMS; telemetry and even water quality monitoring with satellite imagery. A full spectrum of measurands will be covered, including COD, TOC, BOD, turbidity, ammonia and lead. In addition, the Workshops organised by CoGDEM, will cover a range of issues relating to toxic or explosive gases.Exhibition
An international exhibition will run on both days of the event featuring the majority of the world’s leading providers of test and monitoring instrumentation and services.
Entry to the exhibition and workshops will be free (saving a daily admission fee of £20) to all pre-registered visitors, who will also be entitled to free onsite parking, free lunches and refreshments on both days of the event. Several of the exhibitors have already announced that they will be launching new products, technologies and services during WWEM 2010.
Following successful trials with a final effluent monitor, engineers at Intellitect Water are also developing a new version of the company’s tiny multiparameter water quality monitor, the Intellisonde that will float on rivers, lakes and reservoirs, providing continuous water quality monitoring data.
Aquamatic will launch a new Pressurised Pipeline Interface (PPI). Working alongside any of the Aquacell Wastewater Samplers, the PPI provides the perfect solution for sampling effluent from a pressurised source.
CryoService will demonstrate their new Teresvia account management software, which enables real-time management of gas inventory, including rental management and downloadable Certificates of Analysis.
Experts from water monitoring instrumentation specialists HACH LANGE will also be available at WWEM 2010 to discuss the efficiency and cost savings that are possible with the company’s new ‘WTOS’ wastewater treatment optimisation system, which has dramatically reduced energy and chemical costs at plants that have already incorporated this technology.
Water Active magazine will be handing out free copies of the Water Active Year Book.
Visitors to WWEM will include staff at every level within regulators, water companies, industrial manufacturers, consultants, education, researchers, process engineers and laboratory analysts.
Registration is now available at www.wwem.uk.com