The Plumbers’ Lecture 2022 – The Jaws of Death!

17:00, Monday 16th May 2022.

The Plumbers’ Annual Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians will be held on Monday 16 May 2022. How will we manage London’s increasing demand for water verses natures rapidly reducing supply? You can find out by joining us.


This year’s lecture, our 37th, will be given by Dr Chris Lambert and Dr Priti Parikh, two experts and senior advisers in sustainable development.

Looking around the world many great cities like Beijing, Moscow, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Cape Town and Istanbul are facing growing existential challenges to keep the taps running and provide people with good drinking water. London is no different.

Thames Water currently supplies 2.6 billion litres of drinking water every day. As a result of a growing population, reduction in the availability of water and climate change, the current forecasts show that this will need to increase by at least a third by 2050. Therefore action is needed to keep the taps running. People in London and the South East will be at risk of an inadequate supply of drinking water by 2050 unless water companies in the South East region implement a range of solutions included in their recently published strategic plans.


The event begins at 5:00pm with tea and coffee, followed by the lecture at 6:00pm, pre-dinner drinks and dinner at 7:00pm. Sponsored by our Corporate members, for which we are enormously grateful, we will also be presenting various awards during the evening, including our apprenticeship bursaries. And any surplus from the evening will go to the Plumbers’ Charity, to support all it does for good causes.

Full details on the evening and our presenters can be found here. Please use the website link below to make your booking. The BACs banking transfer payment arrangement shown in the brochure is for non-company guests.

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