Energy Managers Association and Waterwise to collaborate at EMEX

It has become clear over recent months that Facility Managers and Energy Managers are increasingly interested in the opportunities that will exist with Water de-regulation. The subject has been on the agenda for several EMA board meetings and the topic of recent research amongst our wider community. They are particularly interested in cheaper tariffs, simpler billing across multiple sites and efficiency to reduce consumption.

Water suppliers are also showing increasing enthusiasm to meet this high value audience with a view to future opportunities, with some already speaking and exhibiting.

Lord Redesdale (CEO, EMA) and Jacob Tompkins (MD, Waterwise) have agreed that Waterwise will be a partner in EMEX and contribute to the seminar theatres and speaker programme. This will ensure the most engaging and practical information on policy and competition is available to all water consumers.

We invite anyone interested to speak, exhibit or sponsor the event to contact us without delay.

EMEX 2015 takes place on the 11 and 12th of November at ExCeL, London. It attracts an audience of several thousand facility managers, estate managers and energy managers as well as procurement teams.

Participating companies

Sessions on Water market

10:30 - 11:00

The Transformation of Energy Management

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Energy management to-date is far too complex. There are a lot of moving pieces, but the solutions available to help you manage them all just underscore the complexity at hand. Given this difficulty, it’s no wonder that energy remains a top-five cost item for organisations. Today’s technology, however, is taking the complex and difficult and making it simple and easy. And simple and easy energy management is translating to a stronger bottom line for businesses.

In this session, Fielder teams up with Tom Lee of Anglian Water Services to reveal how technology today dramatically simplifies energy management complexities and what this means in financial terms.


  • DSC_0021_24Tom Lee Energy Contract and Information Manager - Anglian Water Services
  • Hiss_FielderFielder Hiss Vice President of Marketing & Product Management - EnerNOC
12:30 - 13:00

Implementing a Bespoke Water Strategy in Preparation for a Competitive Water Market

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This seminar will detail the key elements to successfully manage a business’s water use efficiently and aims to tackle barriers commonly being experienced which may be preventing this goal. Attention will be paid towards the impact of a competitive water market and what needs to be done now to fully prepare and maximize the opportunities this will bring in April 2017 and before.

There are six key stages of developing a strategic approach to water management.

• Establish current operational water footprint
• Assess risks and opportunities
• Set provisional goal and scope of project
• Examine specific business and operational scenarios
• Devise the strategy
• Implement, monitor, review and improve

Following these stages and implementing a Water Strategy now will not only prepare you for market opening in 2017 but reduce the cost and consumption impact associated with water on your business immediately.


13:10 - 13:40

Water Marketplace Deregulation in 2017 – What it Means for the Energy Management

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In 2017 will see water retail market deregulated in a same way as gas and electricity. Will this be a major opportunity for energy managers to cut costs or a damp squib? Water retail could be £2.5billion market place. How will it develop?

The potential benefits for customers are huge.

Related article : The way businesses can buy water is changing



13:50 - 14:20

Successful (and replicable!) implementation of effective energy management

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Alexandra Hammond will share first-hand experience of implementing one of the largest and most complex energy performance contracts in the public sector and share the key learnings from the project that can be replicated across industry and the public sector.


  • alexandra hammond2Alexandra Hammond Environmental Sustainability Manager - Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
14:30 - 15:00

Why Water and Energy Do Mix

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Why it makes sense to take an integrated approach to utilities.

Session Take Away:

  • How the partnership between Anglian Water Business and SaveMoneyCutCarbon delivers on the water-energy-carbon link
  • How businesses and public sector organisations are saving money by a holistic approach to energy and water efficiency
  • An introduction to cost-cutting “no-brainers” for every type of business


  • Mark_Sait_SaveMoneyCutCarbonMark Sait Chief Executive Officer - SaveMoneyCutCarbon
  • lee ShipseyLee Shipsey Sales Director - Anglian Water Business
15:30 - 15:45

The need for water treatment and how to measure the benefits

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Water Treatment appears to have nobody championing the benefits of it, for example The Carbon Trust has just one document (CTV008) advising on a need to annually chemical descale hot water calorifiers, with no mention of prevention.  Yet the same document states "A 1mm layer of limescale will cause a 7% increase in energy input to the boiler to meet the same heat demand".  As 3mm can form on a heat exchange surface in just 3 months, why does prevention by utilising water treatment get no priority. Reason? Dealing with it chemically would result in creating even greater issues, especially for the water and wastewater utilities. However over recent years non-chemical treatment has shown to be both effective and affordable. This presentation offers proven and simple ways of measuring the benefits of using electronic water conditioning to actually remove existing limescale deposits and quantify resultant changes in water heating and cooling system performance.


16:05 - 16:20

AquaMark: Fully grant-funded national water benchmarking project

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Currently there is a severe lack of comprehensive and reliable water benchmarking data available, which is costing the UK Commercial sector up to £500 million per annum in lost revenue, which if saved, coincides with a 30% reduction in water usage.

AquaMark, the largest benchmarking project to have ever been undertaken will address this issue, by delivering over 500 different building benchmark classification for water, resulting in much greater sustainable water supplies and increased water security for thousands of organisations across the UK.

  • AquaMark is available to organisations of all sizes, across all sectors, public and private – how can this grant-funded initiative help you?
  • Comprehending your water data - what information can be derived to make smarter decisions?
  • Insights into how the project is helping reduce water usage by 30% in commercial buildings
  • How benchmarks help prepare us for water market deregulation in 2017