Trends in Water Resource Management

Today, we already have a massive problem with nutrient pollution in the world’s water resources. Research suggests that the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus flowing into the world’s rivers, lakes, and oceans will significantly increase by 2050. This is happening at a time when our population is growing at an alarming rate.

Nutrient pollution is a major source of concern for water ecosystems. Without effective and sustainable solutions, the quality of our drinking water will likely suffer.

At LG Sonic, we’ve been studying and treating the effects of nutrient pollution on freshwater ecosystems for years, and have put together some key information that we think you’ll find valuable.

What was on the agenda?

During the webinar, we discussed:

  • How you can use real-time data to forecast and control harmful algal blooms;
  • Some effective alternatives to harsh chemical treatment;
  • Two case studies: Anglian Water & South East Water — How these UK utilities successfully restored their aquatic ecosystems with environmentally friendly techniques. Douglas Whitfield from South East Water will join the webinar as a special guest and share his experience with improving water quality;
  • Any questions you night have had by the end of the session.

This webinar was part of the WTEX10 program, a joint initiative of the Dutch Topsector Water and Maritime, Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO, and the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP).


Lisa Maria Brand has 14 years of experience in the field of water quality. She obtained a degree in Microbiology from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a diploma in Radiation Hygiene from Delft University of Technology. She’s been the coordinator of two EU-funded projects, with research and practical management experience. In her position as CTO at LG Sonic, she focuses on the development of sustainable and chemical-free solutions for water-related problems, such as (harmful) algal blooms and biofouling.

Douglas Whitfield joined South East Water in April 1998 as a Process Science Technical Assistant before moving up to management positions. He was promoted to Head of Production in 2018. Douglas has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the water industry. In his current role as Director of Operations, he manages all aspects of South East Water’s drinking water operations.