IWEX puts water issues firmly in the spotlight at the NEC
5 April 2012, News release from IWEX 2012 (Part of Sustainabilitylive!)
Sustainable water management and efficient use of our finite water resources is an increasingly complex challenge and policy priority facing governments across the world.
With climate change and human activity threatening future water shortages, finding smarter ways to conserve this precious resource has been brought into even sharper focus for businesses and water companies alike.
As the UK's largest dedicated exhibition for the water and effluent industry, the International Water and Effluent Exhibition (IWEX) has become one of the most accredited and must-attend events for professionals from across the sector. It returns to the NEC Birmingham from Tuesday May 22 to Thursday May 24 2012.
The three-day event attracts buyers, specifiers and decision-makers from across the water and effluent industry in search of inspirational ideas and innovative solutions to sustainable water practices together with the very latest advances in water technologies on display.
Event Director Donna Bushell says: "IWEX provides a unique and stimulating opportunity to network and do business. As a completely focussed exhibition bringing together visitors and exhibitors from across the water industry, there really is no other comparable event. Given the high-profile issues facing the water industry, both in the UK and abroad, there has never been a better time to visit."
Clive Mottram, Senior Advisor at Eversheds, who attended the show last year comments: "Sustainabilitylive! 2011, and in particular IWEX, provided an excellent forum for a wide range of water industry stakeholders to showcase their products and expertise.
"The exhibition hall positively buzzed with networking and discussions around water sector issues. I look forward to attending again in future."
Complementing a broad range of exhibitors will be the comprehensive IWEX seminar programme covering key industry issues, such as SUDS, flood management, upgrading existing assets, energy savings in water and much more. Among the high-level speakers will be Tony Juniper, Independent Sustainability and Environment Adviser and Barry Gardiner MP, Ed Milliband's Special Envoy on Climate Change and Environment.
There's also the chance to hear from leading industry firms such as Anglian Water, South West Water, Veolia Water Solutions, Black and Veatch and Jacobs, to name just a few, examining topics on sewers/FOG, innovation treatment technology, catchment area management and carbon reduction.
Other visitor attractions include the fiercely-contested 24th Institute of Water Drilling and Tapping Championship, which sees contestants drill and tap a 150mm diameter ductile iron main under pressure and connect a service tap.
Plus, visitors can find out how they can reduce their water usage with Global Action Plan's newest EcoInteractive display, The Water Explorer, that highlights the link between water, climate change and our everyday habits.
Creating the ideal location for sharing industry knowledge and expertise, IWEX is organised by Faversham House Group and will again be united with the National Energy Management Exhibition (NEMEX), Sustainable Business - The Event (SB) and Brownfield Expo (BEX) as part of Sustainabilitylive!
IWEX will be held in Halls 3 and 3a at the NEC from May 22 to 24 2012. For up-to-date exhibitor news, features programmes, information on how to exhibit or how to register for free attendance visit www.sustainabilitylive.com or call +44 (0)20 8651 7106.
For further information please email IWEX 2012 (Part of Sustainabilitylive!)