WWEM 2012 (Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring) is organised in conjunction with the Environment Agency and the Water Monitoring Association to provide visitors with the latest information on regulations, standards, methods and technologies employed in laboratory, field and process monitoring applications. Industrial Compliance magazine takes a closer look

WWEM 2012, taking place in Telford on 7th-8th November, will provide two major conferences, over 70 workshops and an exhibition featuring 120 organisations from the field of environmental monitoring. Both conferences have received the approval of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and will contribute to delegates’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


The first conference will take place on 7th November and will focus on process monitoring and will feature speakers from the Environment Agency, WRc and SIRA. Entitled ‘2012 Update on Regulation and Certification’ the presentations will be of interest to any municipal or industrial organisation with a discharge consent, in addition to consultants, contractors, instrument manufacturers, regulators, academia and researchers.

The second conference (8th November) is being organised by the British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA) which represents the interests of over 400 UKAS accredited laboratories. The Conference, entitled, ‘Advances in Measurements in Environmental Laboratories’, includes speakers from UKAS, FERA, water companies and commercial laboratories.

In the workshops

The Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM) will run a programme of workshops covering the latest technologies, sampling, calibration, and the benefits to be gained from monitoring toxic, combustible or explosive gases. The council will also be helping to organise the gas detection zone.

New at WWEM 2012

This year’s event will see the launch of more new products than ever before with many companies unveiling new monitoring technologies. Indeed, YSI Hydrodata will even be launching a new company – Xylem Analytics UK.

Many of the exhibitors will launch new instruments for the measurement of water quality and flow. However, there will also be new technologies in datalogging, wireless communications, process automation sensors, rugged PCs, pump controllers, dosing pumps, IP cameras and more. In addition, the latest water management software will be demonstrated and visitors will be shown the latest advances in process optimisation.

There will be a number of live demonstrations to showcase many of the new instruments. For example, Thermography experts at the Ashtead Technology stand will show the ways in which infrared cameras can be employed in a wide range of applications.

The gas monitoring zone will feature all of the market’s leading players, offering air samplers and calibration gases, plus training courses and odour monitors. New portable and personal gas detectors will be launched in addition to monitors for dust, noise and biogas flow.

To complement the laboratory conference, there will be a strong presence from the laboratory sector with the latest products and services in sampling, sample transport and tracking, laboratory analysis, laboratory instruments, laboratory management software and certified reference solutions.


For visitors that pre-register at www.wwem.uk.com, entry to the exhibition and workshops is free of charge. As preparations intensify for WWEM 2012, the organisers are urging visitors to register as soon as possible and to study the workshop and conference programme carefully so that they can tailor their personal agenda to experience the topics of greatest interest, whilst allocating plenty of time to view the new products that will be on show in the exhibition.

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