David Edwards FREng
Operational Excellence Manager, Thames Water
David Edwards has worked for some of the largest international water and environmental EPC and operating companies in the sector. Working on several continents, he has held various senior technical and leadership roles across, Engineering, Asset Management, and Operational Directorates.
He specialises in membrane technology, historically contributing to the innovation, design and build of the largest ultra-filtration plant in the world and the first global desalination reference scheme drawing from brackish-tidal reaches. He has given international keynote conference speeches and lectured at Surrey University and has also contributed to UK (DWI) and European (CEN) Membrane Regulatory Framework.
David is passionate on promoting Societal Engineering Public Value; coaching and mentoring young engineers through to Chartership and is also Deputy Chair on the WaterAid Charity Committee.