SAGB2013 Clive Harward (Anglian Water)

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SAGB2013 Clive Harward (Anglian Water)

  1. 1. Shellfish Waters – Working in Partnership SAGB Annual Conference, London May 2013
  2. 2. Introduction to Anglian Water • Largest water and waste water company geographically • >6 million domestic and commercial customers • Produce 1.2 billion litres/day • Flat, arid area • Extensive coastline
  3. 3. Love Every Drop • Represents a whole new way of working with our customers and stakeholders • Putting water at the heart of sustainable living • Is about acting today whilst thinking 25 years ahead • New ways of engaging with customers • Working with nature to preserve and protect our resources • “Keep it Clear” – non flushables campaign • The principles of LED underpin: – investment plans and strategy – day to day operating practices
  4. 4. Shellfish waters in the Anglian Region • 15 potential production areas • 83 Individual beds • Bed classifications; 3 (A), 93 (B) and 5 (C) Common Cockle Smooth Shell Mussel Pacific Oyster Native Oyster Clams Source: Seafish 2013
  5. 5. Our Regulators Key Regulators: Water Industry • Ofwat • Environment Agency • Defra • Natural England Key Regulations for coastal waters: • Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive • Bathing Water Regulations • Water Resources Act Key Regulators: Shellfish Food Standards Agency • Cefas • Marine Management Organisation • Defra • Natural England Key Regulations Shellfish: • Microbial Criteria for Foodstuffs (EC2073/2005) • EC852/2004 • EC178/2002 • Shellfish Regulations
  6. 6. How we treat waste water
  7. 7. Making the Case for Investment – the periodic review process Business Planning Process Customers Our Aspirations Regulation Regional Challenges Final Determination Inputs Validation Asset Management Plan
  8. 8. Coastal Water Two Decades of Progress • Over the last 17 years, we have invested ~£300 million in protecting coastal water quality. We have; – installed secondary treatment at all coastal treatment works – Created additional storm storage at key locations – Removed or remediated any unsatisfactory CSOs – Installed UV treatment at shellfish waters – Upgraded our telemetry and monitoring systems – Invested in coastal modelling • Our investment strategy has ensured that: – none of our CSO’s are currently classed as ‘unsatisfactory’ by the EA – all our 48 bathing waters have attained Mandatory standard since 2000 – We have telemetry and systems in place to provide a 24/7 response
  9. 9. Our Coastal Water Strategy: Planning for this Decade • AMP 5 – Coastal Water Strategy Team – Led by Waste Water Operations Director and Head of WQEP – Full time Strategy Manager and Project Team • Currently developing our strategy for the next 5 years + • Improving water quality – Diffuse pollution is key – Everyone has a part to play – Coastal modelling • BeachAware – Tide, natural UV, distance, flow
  10. 10. Working in Partnership – Shellfish • Partnership with Seafish – Provision of useful information to Harvesters – Text alert system trial in Essex 2012 – Memorandum of Understanding • East Anglian Water Quality Forum – Increased stakeholder engagement – Education opportunities – Common ground • Sharing technology from BeachAware • Blackwater / Colne / W. Mersea system available September • Ministerial Visit • Working with SAGB
  11. 11. Next Steps … • Continue to work with Seafish and SAGB - expand the current trial • Share experience – Innovation – How useful is the CSO notification data? • Public health? • Research – Research review group – Joint research initiatives – Reviewing current research – Pilot opportunities
  12. 12. Questions …?

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