This year’s Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) Conference will take place in Telford on 21 – 22 November 2018 and see the return of the WWEM Instrumentation Apprentice Competition which is organised by the Water Industry Process Automation & Control Group (WIPAC). This year’s competition will see apprentices from both water companies and wider industry compete over three tasks on Thursday 21 November.

The competition is being sponsored and supported this year by a number of water industry organisations including ABB, Analytical Technology (ATi), Partech, RS Hydro,  Siemens, Siris, SWIG, Vega and WRc.

Potential competitors need to be actively working within the water industry and on a registered apprenticeship programme. In order to participate in the competition, applicants should register with the organiser by emailing Terms of reference for the competition are available at

WWEM 2018 will also feature the WIPAC Learning Zone which puts apprentices, technicians and engineers together with technical experts within the water and wastewater supply chain to learn about different aspects of instrumentation and control.

Throughout the two days of the WWEM 2018 Conference & Exhibition there will be a total of 40 free workshops available. Attendees can pre-register to attend these hour-long sessions to learn about different aspects of instrumentation and control within the Water Industry. To register interest in attending theses workshops, contact to receive details as they are released and to receive priority booking for the sessions.