SAE Media Group are proud to announce their 11th annual Smart Water Systems conference will be returning to London on the 4th 5th April

The aim of the conference is to assist water utility companies, solution/service providers, government officials and finance/investment companies to collaborate, network and examine new technologies and latest developments to move the market forward.

Delving into the need for funding to commence and run trials/projects OFWAT will explain how their new £200m innovation fund will help encourage and support new ideas through embedding a spirit of innovation whilst improving and nurturing a collaboration culture.

Using Case Studies from Water Companies in England, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland - who are all at the forefront of advanced smart network technologies and strategies – we will explore how new technologies, IOT and Artificial Intelligence can help to produce and analyse real-time data to ensure more efficient leakage detection and management; leading to better customer engagement and subsequently decreased customers water usage.

The conference will consider key developments in the smart water meter roll outs that have been happening across the UK and parts of Europe with a special focus exploring in detail the challenges faced in the deployment of both household and non household metering. Giving you a in depth knowledge on the requirements you need to build an efficient Advanced Metering Infrastructure.

We strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected speakers, all who are recommended through our extensive research and consultation that is carried out across the industry. This two-day agenda offers you peer-to-peer networking with leaders in the Smart Water Market. We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in April.

• Updates on smart meter programmes and results of Smart Meter Trials from the major water utilities in the U.K. and Europe
• Understand the challenges facing water utilities after the smart meter roll out, as well as the lessons learnt
• Learn about Ofwat’s new £200m innovation fund will help encourage and support new ideas.
• Explore how to deploy and capture data from Smart meters with IoT-communication without using a cloud-solution
• Examine various methods to analyse data from Artificial Intelligence software that detect leaks.
• Learn how collaboration and efficiency of communication between utilities can enhance the uptake of innovations
• Understand the specific challenges from monitoring and analysing data when using the latest methodologies and technologies for locating new leaks and hidden leaks
• Realise how digital technology can help reduce operational expenditure in the water sector.
• Gather first hand knowledge on how to use predictive models to enrich (missing) data to prevent leakage of broken water mains

Aclara; Aguas do Portos; Anglian Water; Anglian Water Services; Arad Metering Services UK; Arqiva; Axioma Metering, UAB; barter4things; Bluefield Research; Bristol Water plc; Calvin Capital Ltd; CGI UK; Cisco; Consumer Council for Water; De Watergroep; DHI Water Environments UK Ltd ; Diehl Metering; DWR Cymru Welsh Water; Elster; Grundfos; Hero Labs; Itron; Janz-contagem e Gestao de Fluidos, SA; Jersey Water; Kamstrup; Kamstrup A/S; Metasphere Ltd; MetriNet an ATi UK Brand; Mueller Water Products; Northumbrian Water Group; Northumbrian Water Limited; Ofwat; Portsmouth Water; SCISYS UK Ltd; Scottish Government; Sensus; Servelec Technologies; SES Water; Severn Trent Water; South East Water; South Staffs Water; South West Water; Southern Water; Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc; Sweden Water Research; Syrinix Ltd; Thames Water; Thames Water Utilities Ltd; VA SYD; Veolia; Vitens; Water Research Centre; Water Services Corporation; Watersprint; Welsh Water; Wessex Water; Wheatley Associates Ltd; Xylem; Yorkshire Water;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jeremy Heath

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc

9:10 Insight from smart metering and water efficiency in London

Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker, Water Demand Reduction Manager, Thames Water
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• How much water does smart metering actually save?
• What’s the volume of leakage and wastage water loss?
• What has Covid done to water consumption?
• Thames Water’s future smart metering and water efficiency plans

9:50 What are the building blocks for an efficient Advanced Metering Infrastructure?

Doug Spencer

Doug Spencer, Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water Services Limited
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• Procurement
• Mobilisation
• Data Systems
• Processes
• Customer Engagement

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Revenue & Non-Revenue Water Metering Future Challenges in Ireland

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray, Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
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• The role of metering in the evolution towards smart water networks
• Asset Class Strategies for water meters
• Domestic and non-domestic metering challenges
• Metering in support of Demand Management & Water Conservation

11:40 Smarter Metering, Smarter Experience, Smarter Behaviours

Gary Adams

Gary Adams, Head of Smart Programme, Northumbrian Water Ltd

• Mobilisation of Northumbrian Waters Smart Programme
• Building trust, transparency and enlightened experience to build engagement
• How a focus on metering by customer choice with help build customer buy in and long term behaviour change
• Customer Experience interventions to increase engagement and behaviour change

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Creating a DMA character to drive investigation and investment; YW’s definitions of Smart, Resillient and Calm

Damian Crawford

Damian Crawford, Network and Metering Operations, Yorkshire Water

With a focus on a few case studies
1. Hadfield smart network
2. Smart Metering trials
3. Transients identification & resolution

14:00 Panel Discussion - Insights, lessons learnt and headlines from smart meter programmes in the UK and Ireland.

Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker, Water Demand Reduction Manager, Thames Water
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Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray, Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
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Doug Spencer

Doug Spencer, Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water Services Limited
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Gary Adams

Gary Adams, Head of Smart Programme, Northumbrian Water Ltd

14:40 SMART METERING for sustainable consumption and smart water network

Maurizia Brunetti

Maurizia Brunetti, water supply technical coordination manager, HERA SpA

• what value-added services does the smart meter offer to the water supply chain?
• what are the advantages of spreading the smart meter for advanced network management?
• how can the smart meter affect the reduction of hidden leakages?
• what are the priorities for the diffusion of the technology in relation to the different users' consumption profiles?

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Making Dumb Meters Smart the Jellyfish Way.

Anna Taliana

Anna Taliana, Innovation Scientist , DWR Cymru Welsh Water
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• Challenges and benefits of deploying the Jellyfish devices in a urban and rural environment
• What impact does the Jellyfish device have on detecting leakage and the potential for Per Capita Consumption (PCC) reduction

16:30 Lessons learned from collaboration between different utilities

Cindy Vanderstraeten

Cindy Vanderstraeten, Project manager smart meeting systems, De Watergroep
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• Pilot with Fluvius
• Working together with Farys & Pidpa
• Start mass roll out from 2023
• Reducing flow by not paying water bills
• Future, which direction will we take

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Jeremy Heath

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jeremy Heath

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc

9:10 Integrating data & technology into Active Leakage Control

James Hargrave

James Hargrave, Regional Operational Leakage Manager, Anglian Water
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• Active Leakage Control at Anglian Water
• How we use technology and data within an evolving workforce
• Driving insight from multiple data systems
• How technology is driving performance

9:50 Innovations in trenchless rehabilitation – CIPP for pressure applications

Katharina Helming

Katharina Helming, Business Development Pressure , SAERTEX multiCom GmbH

• Trenchless rehabilitation with cured-in-place-pipes (CIPP) is a sustainable and cost effective solution, especially when open trench methods are not economically practical or technically feasible.
• SAERTEX-LINER® are GRP (glass fibre reinforced plastics) -Liner for the trenchless rehabilitation of waste water and supply lines – even pressurized pipes with an operating pressure up to 33 bar according to the diameter are possible to rehabilitate.
• Focus of the presentation is on our liners for pressurized waste water and supply lines, the technical details about the product and the installation.
• References in the United Kingdom and Europe will give an impression of jobsites and the advantages of the product.

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The journey from no focus on digital transformation to creating an innovative and smart infrastructure with a 8% NRW goal

• Smart meters with IoT-communication without using a cloud-solution
• IoT – LoRaWAN, experiences of the IoT-sensors
• FEM-modelling and piloting of antenna integration to get signal out from a cast-iron lid
• Data analytics, AI software to detetect leaks

Victor  Pelin

Victor Pelin, Project Engineer, VA SYD
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Simon Granath

Simon Granath, Development engineer, VA SYD
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11:40 Using Data and AI to address leakage and unplanned outage AMP7 performance commitments

Ryan Pearson

Ryan Pearson, Digital Sales Manager, Grundfos

• Solving the common data landscape challenge.
• Understanding Network behaviour to predict and quantify leakage.
• Utilising other data sources to create new insights.
• Layering data to feed dynamic failure prediction models.
• Measure failure impact based on specific KPI’s – Managing risk proactively.
• Integrate machine learning to consistently improve models.

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 CASE STUDY: Using next-generation technology to reduce leakage and minimise supply disruption for customers?

Tanya Dady

Tanya Dady, Leakage Project Manager, SES Water

• By combining IoT communications with predictive technology, SES Water have successfully rolled out a companywide smart solution
• This solution allows all significant distribution leaks within their area to be detected and alarmed in near real time
• In addition, they are trialling technology which not only allows localization with a minimum of sensors, but also quantifies the size of the leak
• This results in quicker detection, shorter interruptions for customers and reduced leak runtimes

14:00 Predictive maintenance: How to prevent leakage of broken water mains

Mattheüs de Konig

Mattheüs de Konig, Data Scientist, Vitens
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• Using predictive models to enrich (missing) data;
• Predicting near term leakages by combining sensor and weather forecast data;
• Predicting long term leakages with planographic, asset and geographic data;
• Measuring the quality of the predictive models;
• Comparing predictive models to current maintenance planning systems.

14:40 Condition Based Monitoring – The move from reactive to proactive maintenance

Tom Swain

Tom Swain, Delivery Manager, Anglian Water
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• Using innovative, world leading technologies to understand condition of our pumping assets here at Anglian Water
• Where is condition based monitoring appropriate? Which assets do we choose to manage, how to take a risk based approach.
• The benefits of moving from reactive to proactive maintenance.
• Case Studies – The successes that Condition Based Monitoring drives
• The move to Condition Based rather than Time based Maintenance

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Affinity Water Case Study - Smarter Tanks for a Resileint Network

John Rumble

John Rumble, Senior Asset Manager, Affinity Water

• Targeting Operational System Resilience and Open Data themes.
• Use Smart demand management for existing drinking water and rainwater storage systems
• Implement smart water tank control at existing customer assets
• Build operational resilience and reduce disruption to customers.

16:30 Non Household Metering and why it isnt delivering for everyone?

John Davies

John Davies, CIO, MOSL
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• The enormous potential for metering in the non-household market
• Putting outcomes before technology
• The journey to smart(er) technology – how far, how fast?
• MOSL’s role as market operator

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Jeremy Heath

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc


Sponsors and Exhibitors


Preliminary Attendees


Sponsor Interview - Katharina Helming, Saertex Multicom


Conference Chair Letter


Chair & Speaker Biographies


Smart Water Systems 2022 Brochure


Past Attendees


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Diehl Metering

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Diehl Metering is one of the world's largest specialist metering and data solutions providers, manufacturing across Europe. We provide smart metering solutions to utilities companies through the intelligent networking of various metering devices into larger data platforms. These solutions offer transparency for utilities and enables considerably increased efficiency in reading, billing and service processes. Our customers are also able to benefit from real-time effects such as early recognition of leaks and the optimisation of distribution networks through intelligent information and real time data. Diehl Metering supports utilities in the UK and across the globe, developing smart meter and IZAR data and software solutions along with providing end-to-end support, backed up by our dedicated UK technical team. With Diehl Metering you are already perfectly equipped for smart metering as an important component of smart city concepts. Thanks to more than 20 years of experience with the company’s own radio technology, Diehl Metering has at its disposal excellent expertise in communications within the IoT (Internet of Things). Moreover, security of our customer data has the highest priority.

Electro Scan

Sponsors and Exhibitors

A simple Electro Scan fact — pipe defects that leak water also leak electricity. Our proprietary technology can detect leaks whether or not water leaks are occurring at the time; not possible with any other currently available evaluation method. Using Electro Scan, Clean water and sewer utilities / contractors can determine accurate location down to 1cm, measurement, and flow in litres per second of potential defects within a pipe — essential for any cost-effective pipe repair, renewal, or replacement project.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Grundfos Pumps Ltd are a UK leader in the supply of pumps and pump systems for domestic, commercial building services and process industry applications, as well as being a major supplier to the water supply and treatment industries and provider of packaged fire sets. We are part of the Grundfos Group that employ 19,000 people in sales and production roles in 100+ companies worldwide. Founded in Denmark in 1945, the Group now has an annual turnover of £ 3 billion and produces 16 million pumps per year. At the Smart Water Systems Conference, we're focusing on our digital solution, Grundfos Utility Analytics. One of the most comprehensive digital solutions available, Grundfos Utility Analytics is unintrusive 3D software for water and wastewater networks developed in partnership with Baseform. This digital tool gives you a unique opportunity to use big data to improve network performance in a range of ways, including minimising water loss and developing more sustainable asset management prioritisation. https://product-selection.grundfos.com/uk/products/grundfos-utility-analytics?tab=explore&cmpid=ba:tm:gua:westeu::swsconf:wu


Sponsors and Exhibitors

GUTERMANN is a global technology leader and innovator in intelligent water loss and leak detection technologies. We are a third generation privately owned family enterprise specialising in the design, manufacture, and distribution of acoustic leak detection equipment for more than 70 years. With a constant focus on innovation, we have often been at the forefront of new product developments In recognition of our continued innovation, GUTERMANN continue to be awarded by industry peers.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

About SAERTEX multiCom® With a turnover of some 75 million euro and 875,000 linear meters sold in 2020, SAERTEX multiCom® is the leading manufacturer of UV-cured-in-place GFRP pipe liners. The company’s product portfolio comprises numerous products for the trenchless rehabilitation of municipal and industrial sewers. The innovative SAERTEX-LINERS® for pressurized potable water, gas and wastewater pipelines are a key element in the firm’s product line. The offering is complemented by a wide range of services which include project management, application technology, training programs and leasing solutions for installation equipment – as well as a collaborative network of partners. More than 300 employees work at three production locations in Saerbeck (DE), Huntersville, NC (US) and Pinghu (CN), as well as sales offices located around the world. As part of the SAERTEX® Group, SAERTEX multiCom® draws on its internal group expertise to manufacture technical textiles made of glass, carbon and aramid fibers for the wind energy, aerospace and automotive industries. SAERTEX multiCom® customers leverage the benefits of this through sustained improvements to the product range and adherence to the highest quality standards.

Media Partners

Power Info Today


Power Info Today is a renowned Magazine for the Power generation Industry executives, also catering c-levels by featuring latest news,views and developments of Renewable and Conventional Energy.

Water News Europe


Water News Europe is an independent online news medium for the European water sector. Our freelance journalists report on water issues in different Member States. We provide reports on topics related to European water legislation like the Water Framework Directive or the Drinking Water Directive.

The Water Report


The Water Report is a monthly print and e-publication, recognised throughout the sector as the best source of informed debate on UK water policy, regulation and competition. It is founded and edited by Karma Ockenden, who has reported on the water industry for over 17 years.

The Water Network


The Water Network by AquaSPE AG is the largest online knowledge-sharing platform and business exchange for global water professionals, with members from 195 countries representing over 10,000 companies. Highlights: - Solving the world's water crisis one question and answer at a time - Knowledge exchange for the world's leading water professionals - Online portal for high impact projects - Business exchange for water industry suppliers

Alt Energy Mag




GeoConnexion Geoconnexion Magazine & Website brings you the latest news and stories plus reports from geo-technology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Sign up now! Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more

Smart Water & Waste World


Smart Water & Waste World (SWWW) magazine has a monthly print-run of 12,000 strong and verified database – reaching industries, government & municipal bodies, water & environment consultants, embassies, research organizations and water companies every month. We are the most authoritative source of information that enables water industry to take informed buying decisions to further their business by providing the right blend of news, products, trends, and analysis to bring together information from diverse disciplines on water & wastewater from across the globe and most importantly India.

Bluefield Research


Water World


WaterWorld Magazine is dedicated to delivering up-to-date information on technology, products and trends in the municipal water and wastewater industry. Monthly editorial topics include: water and wastewater treatment trends and technologies; energy management; biosolids treatment and disposal; chemicals; pipe maintenance and repairs; SCADA and automation technology; corrosion/odor control; and various previews/recaps of industry events.

Water Magazine


Water Magazine is a freely distributed monthly print and digital publication reporting on the UK’s municipal and industrial water, wastewater and environmental sector.



Water Technology provides the latest in news, views and project information from the water industry internationally, covering industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and water supply and transmission. Water Technology reaches leading engineers and technologists in the water utilities sector and uses its global network of journalists to cover the pressing issues busy professionals need to know about to keep on top of this demanding industry.



The Water Network by AquaSPE AG is the largest online knowledge-sharing platform and business exchange for global water professionals, with members from 195 countries representing over 10,000 companies. Highlights: - Solving the world's water crisis one question and answer at a time - Knowledge exchange for the world's leading water professionals - Online portal for high impact projects - Business exchange for water industry suppliers

Global Water Intelligence


Global Water Intelligence (GWI) publishes newsletters, reports, and market intelligence platforms providing analysis and strategic data on the international water market. Its flagship publication, the monthly Global Water Intelligence Magazine, has established itself as the market-leading publication for developers, suppliers, financiers, governments, utilities and municipalities seeking information and analysis on water projects with an element of private sector participation. If you want to find out more about GWI products visit www.globalwaterintel.com/products-and-services. You can sign-up for free access to GWI articles, take a free trial of Water Desalination Report, or schedule your demo of our GWI WaterData or DesalData intelligence platforms.

PowerGen Advancement


Power Generation Advancement is a leading information centric website providing latest up to date information and happenings within the industry. The website is sub divided into 3 sectors updating the latest news and developments about Power Generation industry through Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy, Thermal Energy sources. Power Generation Advancement runs with an objective to provide a one stop knowledge driven content to our reader and subscribers in various forms like news, projects, upcoming events.

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

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Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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