Achieving Net Zero in Wastewater Management
22 July 2021
Presented by Steve Kaye, CEO UK Water Industry Research
About this Webinar
Over 10 billion litres of sewage is treated in the UK every year and it takes around 7 gigawatt hours of energy to treat this. This is approximately 1% of energy demand for the UK. The water sector is faced with a challenge of reducing carbon emissions to zero. There are many ways to achieve this, not just by reducing pumping and treatment power consumption but looking at wider opportunities such as reducing customer demand, lowering capital carbon in construction and also energy & resource recovery. The presentation will be an overview of the challenges and opportunities for the water sector to achieve net zero carbon.
About the Speaker
Steve Kaye is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer who has worked in the water industry for around 30 years. Later, working in the water utility industry, Steve held key roles in Engineering, Operations, and Innovation. He has an MBA from City University and is a visiting professor at Imperial College London. He is now CEO of UKWIR.