Environment Act 21: Addressing Water Quality Monitoring Data Uncertainty

Environment Act 2021 - How to Overcome Data Uncertainty in Water Quality Monitoring

Reliable data is essential to guarantee the protection of our rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters. The Environment Act 2021 has changed regulations in the United Kingdom, creating new standards for water quality monitoring as well as some confusion around the challenges of collecting continuous data and – more importantly – collecting data you can trust.

In this on-demand webinar, our experts share three case studies highlighting best practices to help ensure data integrity.

The Environment Act 2021 sets a new standard for monitoring the effect of effluent discharge and sewer overflows on receiving watercourses to help regulate and maintain water quality standards throughout England. However, these regulation changes create new challenges as water utility companies begin monitoring in the field, collecting data that must be trusted and reliable, and managing vast datasets to guarantee compliance and protection of the environment.

Join our experts as they explain how to have confidence in your data.

In this webinar, we will share:

  • An overview of the new legislation and the impacts this will have in the UK and around the world
  • Expert guidance in collecting water quality data you can trust
  • Insights into sensing technology commonly used in catchment monitoring
  • Three case studies of how best practices help ensure data integrity

Meet the Experts:

Sales Director - Environmental Solutions, Xylem UK

Darren Hanson leads the Xylem Environmental Solutions team in the UK and Ireland. He has over 30 years of experience working with senior scientists and water quality experts worldwide to deliver the right solution on time and to the client’s specifications for brands including YSI, SonTek, and Aanderaa.

Darren began his career with YSI in 1992, joining as a Service Engineer providing repairs to the component level, progressing to his current position as General Manager for Xylem Analytics UK. Darren has been responsible for the consultation, design, and specifying multiple real-time environmental monitoring solutions worldwide.

He spends his spare time with family and friends and is passionate about working on and riding motorbikes, live music, and campervans.

Business Development Manager - Environmental Solutions, Xylem UK

James Chapman joined Xylem in February 2023 to lead Xylem’s efforts to support Utilities complying with the Environment Act 2021. James has over 13 years of experience in the industrial, municipal wastewater, and environmental monitoring industries. At Xylem, James is the project lead for Environment Act YSI EXO Sonde trials for the water companies & their partners. Following customer feedback, he collaborates with Engineering and R&D teams on advancements to our technologies and cloud-based platforms. He also works with Marketing on social media campaigns & case study articles, plus serving as technical support in the field. You can often find him at tradeshows and conferences too.

James has a BSc in Environmental Management & Physical Geography from the University of Worcester, where he wrote his thesis on the impact of sewage effluent on a receiving watercourse.

Marketing Communications Manager

Nate Christopher joined Xylem in 2017 in a marketing communications role for some of Xylem’s leading brands including the YSI. He works with product management and the larger marketing team to create literature, videos, and events for our water quality instruments. He has a B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design from the University of Dayton.

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