Event focuses on water and wastewater monitoring comprises a conference, workshops, exhibition and a gala presentation dinner
WWEM 2006 will take place at the Telford International Centre on 1-2 November 2006.
The event, which focuses on all aspects relating to water and wastewater monitoring, is jointly organised by the Environment Agency, Swig (sensors for water interest group), and Environmental Technology Publications.
It comprises a conference, workshops, exhibition and a gala presentation dinner.
Following the success of the inaugural WWEM in 2005, organiser Marcus Pattison has announced that a much larger venue has been chosen for 2006.
"Entry to the workshops and exhibition will be free and conference delegates will be charged £50/day.
"Lunch and refreshments will also be free of charge.
"We are already booking high-level speakers to address the conference, providing the latest help and guidance on issues relating to legislation, technologies and procedures for effective testing and monitoring.
"The number of workshops will be reduced to give delegates more time to attend the conference and browse the exhibition, and workshop time will be allocated to the first companies proposing interesting and relevant titles.
"In 2005, we were unable to accommodate all of the exhibitors requesting space (there was a waiting list of 46 and the show was sold out six months in advance, however, Telford offers a higher number of positions and 3x3m stands are available on a first-come, first-served basis".
Presentations at WWEM will include such topics as the Environment Agency's Modernising Regulations Agenda and MCerts for continuous water monitors, wastewater samplers and for the self-monitoring of effluent flow.
Looking forward to WWEM 2006, John Tipping who manages MCerts for the Environment Agency, says: "I congratulate those organisations that already have MCerts certificates and I am delighted that a large number of companies have applications underway.
"WWEM looks set to become a major event in the water calendar".
Bob Cooper from Sira, which is the body appointed by the Agency to operate MCerts, said: "Around 30 companies are currently going through the process of applying for MCerts certification for their water monitoring products.
"Initially, many companies start by only applying for MCerts on their flagship products, but once they are able to see how easy and cost-effective it is, and how users are demanding MCerts certification, they come rushing back to certify more of their product range.
"Companies which don't get certification are at risk of having their products washed away by those that do.
"Water companies and PPC operators recognise MCerts as a badge of quality and they know that it is here to stay".