Webinar: The role and responsibilities of the Authorising Engineer (Water)

  • Venue: Webinar
  • Date(s): Friday 5 July 2024
  • Web: https://www.wmsoc.org.uk/events/1119

Join us for our webinar on Friday 5 July 2024 which will explore the role and responsibilities of the Authorising Engineer (Water).

This webinar will provide a unique insight into what an Authorising Engineer does and what they are responsible for.

The webinar will be of benefit to water management professionals already providing AE services, those who wish to provide this service in the future and those who use AE services to help to review service delivery and fundamental requirements of the AE (water) role.

Presenter: Tom Makin, WMSoc Council Member
Event Chair: Stephen Van Der Peer, WMSoc Council Member
CPD: Attend the live Webinar and earn 1 CPD Point
Date: Friday 5 July 2024
Time: 1pm to 2pm inc. Q&A session

WMSoc Member: Free
Non-member: £95.00 plus VAT

Sponsor this Webinar
Sponsorship packages are available from just £250 plus VAT and are limited to a maximum of 5 sponsors.

Sponsorship Package:

  • Company logo displayed throughout
  • Verbal thanks during the introduction and close
  • Logo on the WMSoc and Waterline websites
  • Feature in all marketing communications
  • Feature in all booking and joining instructions

Contact WMSoc for more information or to book your sponsorship on 01827 289 558.

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Tools of the Trade: WMSoc Toolbox Talks Explained

  • Venue: Cranfield University, Mitchell Hall
  • Date(s): 18 June 2024
  • Web: https://www.wmsoc.org.uk/events

WMSoc Conference Tuesday 18 June 2024 - Attend & Gain 6 CPD Points

Cranfield University, Bedfordshire

Tools of the Trade: WMSoc Guidance & Resource Explained - Make these your POWER TOOLS!

Attend this conference to gain further understanding behind some of the WMSoc Toolbox Talks and how they may be used to develop knowledge both personally and within your organisation.

09:00 - 09:30 Registration & Refreshments

09:30 - 09.35 Welcome: Ian Penney, WMSoc Chair

09:35 - 09:45 Exhibitor 1 Minute Introductions (first set)

09:45 - 10:15 The Critical Concentration Factor and Conductivity: Giles Green, WMSoc Council Member

  • What is concentration factor and why is it important
  • What is conductivity and how does this differ from Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)?
  • How to measure and control

10:15 - 10:45 The Soft Sell - Scale and Water Softening: Ian Wall, WMSoc Tutor

  • Problems of hard water
  • What is scale and how to control it
  • What is water softening?

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee & Networking

11:15 - 11:30 Exhibitor 1 Minute Introductions (second set)

11:30 - 12:00 Top Tips for Tank Inspections: Colin Shekleton, WMSoc Council Member

  • Preparation
  • Regulations and guidance
  • Inspection and recording

12:00 - 12:30 pH What equipment should I use: Matt Morse, WMSoc Tutor

  • What is pH?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it measured accurately?
  • HSG274 part 1

12:30 - 13:00 Corrosion Coupons Explained - For those who are a bit rusty: Tom Laffey, WMSoc Council Member

  • What are Corrosion Coupons
  • How to and where to install them
  • Interpretation and calculation

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Networking

14:00 - 14:30  Interpreting Water Treatment Service Reports for Cooling Towers: Garry Kerin, WMSoc Council Member

  • Why you need water treatment
  • Explanation of terms used in Treatment Service Reports
  • Recommended Water Checks
  • Water Treatment Service Reports
  • HSG274 part 1

14:30 - 15:00  Navigating the Minefield of Chemicals Compliance: Sean Forsythe, BCA Water Treatment Group Chair

  • Safety data sheets
  • Key legislation
  • Staying informed

15:00 - 15:30 Q & A Session

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee & Networking

Why you need to attend

 Book your place today to:

  • Gain tried and tested insights from respected water professionals
  • Catch up with peers and make new professional connections
  • See the latest innovations from industry suppliers
  • Earn 6 CPD points
  • Gain new knowledge to help your professional development and career progression

Book today to take advantage of our Early Bird Prices

Early Bird Price - SAVE £50.00!

Member Price: £125.00 + VAT Non-Member Price: £253.33 + VAT

Price After 30 April 2024

Member Price: £175.00 + VAT Non-Member Price: £303.00 + VAT

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Cranfield University Students

Cranfield Students £40.00 + VAT

Students booking form


Exhibit at this event

Our trade stand area provides the perfect environment for water industry suppliers to showcase their products and services whilst networking with water industry delegates.

Trade stands are available to book for £1,100 + VAT.

The cost of the stand includes entrance, refreshments and lunch for two representatives, 2x3m space, table with cloth, 2 chairs and the opportunity to provide a one-minute presentation during the seminar programme. You will also have a single page flyer insert in the digital delegate pack.


Sponsorship package for the WMSoc Council Dinner | Evening of Monday 17th  June

Package includes 3-course dinner for 2 delegates, logo displayed on the dinner table plus an acknowledgement and thank you from the WMSoc Chair.  The package also includes the opportunity to network with WMSoc Council Members in an informal and relaxed environment.

Sponsorship available for £1,500 + VAT

Attend the 3-course Council Dinner | Evening of Monday 17th  June

Delegates and company exhibitor representatives can attend the 3-course Council Dinner on 17th June.

Dinner booking available at £41.67 plus VAT per person.


For further information or to book a trade stand, please us this booking form or email events@wmsoc.org.uk or phone the events team on 01827 289 558.


Cranfield University, Mitchell Hall, College Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL.

Room: Blenheim Suite

WMSoc reserves the right to amend speakers and presentations of events if circumstances dictate. The views and opinions expressed in the event are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent those of WMSoc.

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SAVE THE DATE: WMSoc Scotland Conference 24th September 2024

  • Venue: Glasgow Science Centre
  • Date(s): 24 September 2024
  • Web: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

The WMSoc Events Committee is delighted to announce that the Society will be returning to Scotland on Tuesday 24th September to host WMSoc’s second conference of 2024.

Glasgow Science Centre has been confirmed as the venue and the Events Committee is currently working on the programme and speaker line-up which will be published in due course.

Please save the date in your calendar.

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Diary Dates & Events

Grime Scene


Following on from the successful Grime Scene competition, we have decided to continue the theme for another year, but with a twist. This year, we are asking for photographs of the grimiest pictures you can find accompanied with another photograph of how the ‘scene’ has been improved by your maintenance or cleaning.

We will display the photographs in each of the Waterline editions throughout 2024. The ‘most improved’ picture will be chosen by WMSoc members via an online vote. The winner will receive a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher after the Winter 2024/25 edition has been published.

Please send your photographs to:

Product & Service Spotlight

Introducing B & V Chemicals' new film forming amines for closed circuits and steam boilers.

Product Launch: Film forming amines.

This all-in-one solution offers low-dose, cost-effective treatment. Improves heat transfer efficiency by removing corrosion deposits, leading to cleaner surfaces. Enhances energy and resource efficiency by reducing Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). The stable film provided by polyamines ensures superior corrosion control, promoting longer equipment lifespan.

Plus - environmentally friendly, offering a greener alternative to traditional treatments.

Contact us on ownlabel@bvwater.co.uk for further information.

How the NEW SolidTek® Biocide Feeder Package will BENEFIT YOU

SolidTek® has launched its NEW Biocide Feeder which is functional, compact, and environmentally-friendly.

Designed for use with SolidTek’s® enhanced bromine biocide, BromTek, it offers multiple benefits:

Reduced exposure to fumes and bromine dust (non-pressurised system).

Use with field proven mixed hydantoin biocide - better performance than standard bromine tablets.

Wall mounted reducing footprint of installation.

Charge with product in under 5 minutes without isolation from the system.

Product calculators and tech support available.

Lovibond MD640 Photometer (PTSA & Fluorescein capable)

Product Spotlight Drop Test Kits

How many times have you heard … ‘we’re not sure what the system volume is’. A common problem which can be expensive - wasting chemical over dosing, or underdosing so the treatment is ineffective (i.e. shock dosing a biocide). The MD640 photometer has PTSA & Fluorescein capability built in. Simply use our System Checkers to add to an unknown system and read a PTSA or Fluorescein levels to accurately identify the system volume.

The Hydrosense PRO range


The Hydrosense PRO range pioneers Legionella pneumophila detection, the cause of over 97% of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, by identifying all the serogroups 1-15 of this dangerous Legionella species. This easy-to-use, highly sensitive test uses unique filtration, offering a three-line test result that distinguishes between serogroup 1 and serogroups 2-15 within 25 minutes. The water test has a level of detection of 100 CFU/L and swab tests detect 200 CFU per swabbed area, providing crucial, rapid insights for water safety management.