Centre for Productivity and Performance

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EWEPA 2015 photo of reception

Workshop on Water Industry Performance and Cost

On May 23rd 2018, the Centre held it's 2nd annual Workshop on Water Industry Performance and Cost Assessment at Burleigh Court, Loughborough University. If you missed us at the workshop, below is a list of the speakers and their respective presentations for your reference.

Title Speaker(s)
Anglian Water’s Phase 2 Cost Assessment Models for PR 2019 
Anglian Water Andrew Snelson Water Workshop May 2018
Andrew Snelson 
Anglian Water
Modelling Wastewater Botex Costs with an Average System Model: An Example of Why We Need Integrated Regulatory Cost Assessment
Maria Nieswand Pablo Arocena Water Workshop May 2018Maria Nieswand Pablo Arocena Water Workshop May 2018
Dr Maria Nieswand, Professor Pablo Arocena
Loughborough University, Public University of Navarra, Spain 
Profits and Productivity in the Privatised English and Welsh Water and Sewerage Companies:1990-2015
David Saal Water Workshop May 2018David Saal Water Workshop May 2018
Professor David Saal Professor Pablo Arocena
Loughborough University, Public University of Navarra, Spain
A Former Regulator’s Perspective on Developments, Performance and Outcomes in the English and Welsh Water Sector since Privatisation 
Frontier Economics Water Workshop May 2018 ‌
Sir Ian Byatt
Frontier Economics
The Role of Cost Modelling in Setting Prices – A Regulator’s Perspective‌ 
Ofwat Water Workshop May 2018Ofwat Water Workshop May 2018
Ynon Gablinger
Ofwat
The Use of Econometric Evidence for Wholesale Wastewater Cost Assessment 
Vivid Economics Water Workshop May 2018Vivid Economics Water Workshop May 2018
Oliver Walker
Vivid Economics
Productivity Improvement in the Water and Sewerage Industry in England since Privatisation: A Report for Water UK published in December 2017 
Frontier Economics Water Workshop May 2018Frontier Economics Water Workshop May 2018
Rob Francis  
Frontier Economics
Benchmarking Retail Costs‌ 
Anthony Glass Water Workshop May 2018
Dr Anthony Glass, Sam Williams
Loughborough University and Economic Insight
Notes from a Different Island: Performance and Policy Issues in the Municipally Owned Japanese Water and Sewerage Sector 
Kindai Univeristy Water Workshop May 2018Kindai Univeristy Water Workshop May 2018
Professor Takuya Urakami
Kindai University, Japan
The Role of Cost Modelling in Setting Prices: How and when does Econometrics Provide Understanding of What Drives Costs? 
Severn Trent Water Water Workshop May 2018Severn Trent Water Water Workshop May 2018
Tony Ballance
Severn Trent Water 

EWEPA 2019

The CPP has also recently organised a major international conference, EWEPA 2017, on issues surrounding productivity and efficiency analysis. They will be hosting it for the second time in June 2019. 

Seminar Series

The CPP will be arranging a series of research seminars and workshops throughout the year, with invited speakers from Loughborough University and other universities and institutions. For the CPP Seminars Schedule, please visit the Seminars Series page. 

For more information on any of the CPP seminars, please contact Dr Thomas Triebs, seminars coordinator: T.Triebs@lboro.ac.uk