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SAE Media Group are proud to announce their 12th annual Smart Water Systems conference will be returning to London on the 24th&25th April 2023

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. Using Case Studies from key European Water Companies - 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 an in-depth knowledge on the requirements you need to build an efficient Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Other topics covered this year will be an insight into new innovations for the development of smart water networks, updates on new AI technologies and a review on data management.

We strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected speakers, who are all 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.
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Adam Bear

Adam Bear

Strategic Digital Manager, Wessex Water
Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Manager of Smart Networks and Metering, Yorkshire Water
Andrea Leonetti

Andrea Leonetti

Water Technologies Specialist, HERA SpA
Angela MacOscar

Angela MacOscar

Head of Innovation, Northumbrian Water Group
Damian Crawford

Damian Crawford

Smart Networks & Leakage, Stantec
Daniel Woodworth

Daniel Woodworth

Head of Asset Strategy, SES Water
Doug Spencer

Doug Spencer

Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water
James Hargrave

James Hargrave

Regional Operational Leakage Manager, Anglian Water
Jeannette Henderson

Jeannette Henderson

Principle: Innovation, Policy and Outcomes, Ofwat
Jeremy Heath

Jeremy Heath

Innovation Manager, SES Water
John Davies

John Davies

CIO, MOSL
Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray

Metering Technology and Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
Lucio Machetti

Lucio Machetti

R & D Manager, Line Solution Architect, Terranova Srl
Mario Maessen

Mario Maessen

Senior Data Scientist, Vitens NV
Maurizia Brunetti

Maurizia Brunetti

Water Supply Technical Coordination Manager, HERA SpA
Michael Bold

Michael Bold

Smart Metering Manager, United Utilities
Nele Philips

Nele Philips

Program Manager, De Watergroep
Nele Philips

Nele Philips

Program Manager, De Watergroep
Nino Marino

Nino Marino

Specialist Asset Management, Oasen NV
Pavan Parshad

Pavan Parshad

Data Science Innovation Manager, Severn Trent Water
Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar

Smart Metering Operations Centre Manager, Thames Water
Richard Channell

Richard Channell

Head of Smart Metering Strategy, Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Scott King

Scott King

Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager, Anglian Water
Tanya Dady

Tanya Dady

Leakage Project Manager, SES Water

Adam Bear

Strategic Digital Manager, Wessex Water
Adam Bear

Adam Bear
Strategic Digital Manager, Wessex Water
Bath, United Kingdom

A registered Architect, Adam focuses on the overlap between design, construction, and maintenance. He goes above and beyond and thoroughly considers the big business picture while looking for ways to increase team productivity. His specialties include digital platforms, governance, common data environments, and multiple business intelligence models.

Adam has helped drive digital transformation at Wessex Water, overcoming various technological implementation hurdles in the process. From winning over teams and promoting new ways of thinking to creating governance processes and training all stakeholders, he works tirelessly to ensure systems are used efficiently and sustainably.
“Adam's approach to listening to people, understanding their needs, and responding with a candidly honest approach is key to his successful delivery of new ways of working in Wessex Water.”
 

Adam Smith

Manager of Smart Networks and Metering, Yorkshire Water
Adam Smith

Adam transition to working in the water industry in 2011 with RPS, working in leakage after starting his working life as a research scientist. Having worked in, Data Science, Innovation, Strategy and the non regulated water sector, Adam started his current position in November 2021 supporting the 15% leakage reduction in AMP7, improving network asset health, digitally transforming leakage operations and delivering the companies smart metering ambition. Other career highlights include: chairing the Water UK “Expert Resin Lining Group” 2019-2021, and leading a UK trade mission to Singapore and the Philippines with UK water supply chain 2018.

Andrea Leonetti

Water Technologies Specialist, HERA SpA
Andrea Leonetti

Andrea is a specialist in the water metering sector of HERA group, as part of the Innovation and Technology Staff. He has an operative role in the metering management, focused on the replacement program of traditional water meters. Recently he began to work on innovative projects and technologies to improve HERA’s Smart Water Network by the installation of smart meters.

Angela MacOscar

Head of Innovation, Northumbrian Water Group
Angela MacOscar

Dr Angela MacOscar is Head of Innovation at Northumbrian Water. A PhD physical chemist, with a passion for innovation. She helps businesses embed an innovation culture, creates effective processes and strategies that results in purpose driven innovation output. Leveraging her cross sector expertise, she has a track record of business building product and commercial innovations across multiple fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories. Notably managing the front end innovation pipeline of a billion dollar franchise. Angela is a strategic thinker who thinks ‘out of the box’ to create novel solutions. Highly collaborative, maximiser of ideas and provides focus by making the complex simple.
 

Damian Crawford

Smart Networks & Leakage, Stantec
Damian Crawford

Damian Crawford is a senior principal consultant, specialising in smart water networks and leakage management, providing strategic consulting services for water companies worldwide utilising holistic system thinking solutions to network and leakage management, and intelligent investment in digital twins. Damian has a broad range of operational and consultancy experience, with skills spanning performance management, network & control optimisation and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Stantec, Damian held senior positions in water networks with both Thames Water and SES Water, focusing on operational and regulatory performance.

Daniel Woodworth

Head of Asset Strategy, SES Water
Daniel Woodworth

Daniel is a Chartered Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the water industry. Following a graduate position in the Water Networks Team at Atkins, Daniel has worked for SES water for 11 years in various operational and strategy roles, notably responsible for leakage and network performance delivery. In his current role as Head of Asset Strategy Daniel is leading a team who will drive considerable change to the way SES Water manage their operational assets, reduce leakage and promote holistic asset management policy and interventions. He is responsible for a number of strategic and highly innovative projects with the aim of achieving a marked improvement in service in areas such as leakage, network performance and the comprehensive management of operational assets to improve both efficiency and resilience. His focus is on developing a sustainable strategy which will deliver real improvements both for current and future generations.

Doug Spencer

Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water
Doug Spencer

A biology graduate, Doug joined AW in 1991 as a lab technician, moving on to Innovation working on process optimisation and control. In 1996 he joined operational water quality as a network scientist. After gaining his MSc, managing strategic science and AMP 3 plumbosolvency programmes Doug moved to leakage in 2006 initially as West Engineer then the central management team delivering the consumption monitoring and customer leakage programmes. In 2016 he joined metering as project manager for Smart AMI and is now Head of Smart Metering. Doug is a former member and chair of the CIWEM Scientific Group Committee.

James Hargrave

Regional Operational Leakage Manager, Anglian Water
James Hargrave

James manages Leakage Operations across Anglian Water and Hartlepool Water. He heads up a team of 275 people assigned to different workstreams across three regional areas, delivering Active Leakage Control, Advanced Detection, SMART leakage monitoring, Customer Side Leakage and new technology development and implementation. A senior leader within the award-winning Integrated Maintenance and Repair alliance, James influences both strategic and tactical direction in Anglian Waters challenging leakage reduction journey. Having started in the water industry in 1991, James’ career has taken him through regulation, scientific, innovation and front-line network management developing a broad range of expertise and knowledge. As a LEAN 6 Sigma practitioner, James specialises in operational performance and efficiency, optimised process development, technology adoption, and business-as-usual integration.

Jeannette Henderson

Principle: Innovation, Policy and Outcomes, Ofwat
Jeannette Henderson

Jeannette has over 20 years' experience working collaboratively to develop and deliver a wide range of policy, strategy and transformational change programmes in central and local government. At Ofwat Jeannette is part of the team with oversight of the Innovation Fund, in particular focussing on future development of the fund and ensuring a robust evaluation framework is in place to inform future policy. Jeannette also leads work to enable closer, more effective working between water sector regulators to support innovation, including setting up StreamLine a regulatory advice service for businesses and a project aimed at understanding what data is collected and held by the regulators, what can be shared and what can be made open data.

Jeremy Heath

Innovation Manager, SES Water
Jeremy Heath

With more than 30 years' experience in the Water Industry, and a background in both mechanical engineering and database applications, Jeremy is responsible for the management of innovation within SES Water. He has a keen interest in innovations that will transform how we manage our water networks, in particular smart metering, smart networks, artificial intelligence and IoT communications. In addition to his role at SES Water, Jeremy is also the lead for the UKWIR national zero leakage project and is responsible for driving the UK leakage research programme.

John Davies

CIO, MOSL
John Davies

John Davies joined MOSL as CIO in 2019. An accomplished IT leader with a proven record of success across multiple sectors, technologies and sourcing models, John has extensive experience working in senior IT positions for globally recognised companies including The AA, 3M and TUI.
One of John's key strengths is in driving technology and business transformation, supported by data-driven decision making. In this pursuit, he draws on his significant experience in both programme and project management and IT and digital transformation.
John is married with two children and enjoys anything on two wheels (motorbiking, mountain biking, road cycling), running and fishing.
 

Kevin Murray

Metering Technology and Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray is the Metering Technology and Solutions Specialist in the Asset Strategy function of Irish Water; and was formerly the technical lead in Irish Water’s Phase 1 Domestic Metering Programme. Kevin holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Science and is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland.
He is also a member of the Water UK Revenue Metering Network and is the Ireland representative on the CEN TC/92 (Water Meters) standardization committee. Kevin has considerable business experience and is a former director of Cork Chamber of Commerce and a former Deputy President of Chambers Ireland.
 

Lucio Machetti

R & D Manager, Line Solution Architect, Terranova Srl
Lucio Machetti

Lucio Machetti holds a second level Master’s degree in Management of Research, Innovation and Technology from Politecnico di Milano in 2021 and a Second-Cycle academic degree (with honours and “Advanced Course” program) in Computer Engineering from Pisa University in 2007. He currently is R&D Manager at Terranova, an Italian leading provider of innovative and versatile solutions for Utilities, where he leads the development of a smart metering platform using GPRS, 169MHz and NBIoT technologies, and Board Member at HPA, an innovative startup which provides software solutions based on AI.
He has extensive experience and expertise relating to communication protocols and wireless networks and published a cutting-edge research titled “Distributed Channel Assignment algorithm for Wireless Mesh Networks” which allowed him to win a National Award reserved to the three most important researches from the industrial point of view in 2008.
 

Mario Maessen

Senior Data Scientist, Vitens NV
Mario Maessen

Mario Maessen started as an aquatic ecologist and specialized in modelling aquatic chemistry and aquatic ecology. Since modelling included processing and analyzing lots of data he became a data scientist at KWR and two years later at Vitens where he is working for 5 years now. At Vitens he is involved in de analysis of data from real time sensors, water quantity as well as water quality. He analyzes flow and usage patterns in DMA’s and is involved in long-term water usage prognosis. He is also involved in the analysis of water chemistry data and non-target mass spectrometry data derived from our laboratory at Vitens to detect upcoming unknown and potentially hazardous substances.

Maurizia Brunetti

Water Supply Technical Coordination Manager, HERA SpA
Maurizia Brunetti

Michael Bold

Smart Metering Manager, United Utilities
Michael Bold

Dr Michael Bold Bio
Dr Michael Bold has a background in civil engineering and data analytics. For the last ten years he has been harnessing large data sets to create smart solutions in the power and water utilities. His current role is overseeing the smart metering programme at United Utilities, which is designed to reduce both water demand and losses. This requires the right IT stack, processes and staff expertise. Michael previously worked at E.ON where he was owner of event and alert management, developing techniques to identify faulty meters, incorrect bills and hardship consumers.
 

Nele Philips

Program Manager, De Watergroep
Nele Philips

Nele Philips is Program Manager in the R&D department at De Watergroup, a water utility in Belgium. Driven by a passion for sustainable water management, she initiates and coordinates projects that explore and showcase new digital technologies, and participates in various local and international research projects. The innovation program aims to make a valuable contribution to achieving the strategic objectives and prepare the utility for the future. A lifelong learner and positive challenger of the status quo, she hopes to inspire colleagues to embrace change and strive for continuous improvement.
Nele holds a MSc in environmental engineering and a PhD in civil engineering from the KULeuven university, Belgium. She has 20+ combined years of experience in the water sector, having worked in contracting and consultancy companies before joining the utility De Watergroep in 2019.
 

Nele Philips

Program Manager, De Watergroep
Nele Philips

Nino Marino

Specialist Asset Management, Oasen NV
Nino Marino

Pavan Parshad

Data Science Innovation Manager, Severn Trent Water
Pavan Parshad

Name: Pavan Parshad
Pavan is the Data Science & Analytics Innovation Manager for Severn Trent Water.

Pavan has worked within the water industry for two decades and spent the first 10 years working in various leadership roles within Customer Retail.

In the past decade, Pavan’s roles have been around leading technology and data teams. Pavan’s focus over the past three years has been on building an internal Data Science team/capability to deliver greater value from data. Pavan is a true technologist at heart and extremely passionate about driving organisational transformation towards proactive data driven decision intelligence.


 

Rajesh Kumar

Smart Metering Operations Centre Manager, Thames Water
Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar – Smart Metering Operational Centre Manager (SMOC), Thames Water
Rajesh is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the smart meters which involves planning of the smart meter rollout, custodian of the Meter Data Management System (MDMS) for meter reads collection and working with the field resources for remedial action of failing assets. In his previous roles he has been extensively involved in transformation and IT upgrade projects at Thames Water.
 

Richard Channell

Head of Smart Metering Strategy, Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Richard Channell

Richard Channell – Head of Smart Metering Strategy, Thames Water
Richard is responsible for leading Thames Water’s thinking on their future smart metering strategy, including the delivery of data and insights from meter data. He is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience delivering digital communications solutions within utilities, telecoms, and broadcast sectors. His most recent experience has been with Arqiva delivering the digitalisation of gas, electric and water services by deploying Internet-of-Things/M2M smart metering solutions. Key achievements include the communications solution for the North of England and Scotland as part of the energy industry-led smart metering programme, and delivery of smart water metering networks for Thames Water and Anglian Water.
 

Scott King

Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager, Anglian Water
Scott King

Scott King, Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager, Biography
During 14 years working at Anglian Water, I worked for two years in smart meter projects prior to the rollout of smart meters in the Anglian Water region, before returning to smart metering as the Benefits Realisation Manager in 2020. Since then I have worked on the smart metering customer side leakage programme, data infrastructure programmes and a range of innovation projects linked to smart meters and smart meter data.
 

Tanya Dady

Leakage Project Manager, SES Water
Tanya Dady

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Conference agenda

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8:30

Registration & Coffee

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9:00

Chairman's Opening Remarks

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9:10

Smart is more than a meter

Michael Bold, Smart Metering Manager, United Utilities

  • Why we chose Smart - An update on UUs Smart metering ambitions
  • Customers and networks – the dual personality of a Smart meter
  • The chaos of change and why Smart feels different
  • Lessons from Smart metering in energy
     
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    9:50

    Smart meter data to improve customer leakage reduction

    Scott King, Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager, Anglian Water

  • An insight into the customer journey
  • Exploring the building blocks of Anglian water’s leakage reduction strategies from a data perspective
  • A review of the latest findings and newest data from smart meter projects
     
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    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    Will the strong business case for enhancing non-household water customers’ meters translate into water companies’ investment plans for AMP8?

    John Davies, CIO, MOSL

  • The importance of the non-household market in driving water efficiency
  • The theory – the case for investing in smart meters and why larger meters are key
  • The practice – what water companies’ Water Resource Management Plans tell us about the scale of investment in smarter meters in AMP8
     
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    Artificial intelligence and smart technologies practical applications to empower your digital water network

    Lucio Machetti, R & D Manager, Line Solution Architect, Terranova Srl

  • A future-proof approach to enable the digital transformation of Utilities
  • How can AI improve and innovate your business processes in the water sector?
  • Leveraging AI and smart technologies to empower your activities
     
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    Networking Lunch

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    Unlocking the Value from Smart Metering

    Richard Channell, Head of Smart Metering Strategy, Thames Water Utilities Ltd

  • Mid-way review of smart meter deployment within Thames Water
  • What we’ve learnt about water consumption
  • Overcoming challenges to achieve full-scale rollout
     
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    An analysis of smart metering from an operational perspective

    Rajesh Kumar, Smart Metering Operations Centre Manager, Thames Water

  • A review of the Thames Water’s smart metering operations
  • Lessons learned and challenges faced from the current smart metering landscape
  • London water systems: A case study addressing the development of large-scale smart water systems and what is required to further utilise these strategies from an operational standpoint.
     
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    Afternoon Tea

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    15:10

    Insights, lessons learnt and future directions from meter and leakage prevention programmes

  • Discussing the benefits of metering systems in a bid to aid leakage prevention
  • Understanding the challenges associated with modern metering technologies
  • Dissecting the latest trends in leakage prevention
  • Doug Spencer, Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water

    Kevin Murray, Metering Technology and Solutions Specialist, Irish Water

    Nino Marino

    Nino Marino, Specialist Asset Management, Oasen NV

    James Hargrave, Regional Operational Leakage Manager, Anglian Water

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    Exploring the next generation of innovation and collaboration required in an ever-expanding smart water industry

    Angela MacOscar, Head of Innovation, Northumbrian Water Group

  • Developing innovation through strategic partnerships in the pursuit of continual smart water industry growth
  • Areas of focus in a continuously growing industry of smart water innovation, with a focus metering detection
  • Delving into early projects set to propel the industry forward – with a particular focus on Norhumbrian water innovation festival winners from previous years
     
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    Innovation in the Water Sector

    Jeannette Henderson, Principle: Innovation, Policy and Outcomes, Ofwat

  • The Innovation Fund – encouraging collaboration and supporting innovation
  • Update on the projects – projects and early findings
  • The new open access Water Discovery Challenge
     
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    Exploring metering solutions to support demand management

    Kevin Murray, Metering Technology and Solutions Specialist, Irish Water

  • Metering data to identify supply pipe leaks and plumbing losses
  • Influence behaviour with insights from meter data
  • Smart meter data and water conservation
  • Integration and implementation of demand management measures
     
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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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    Registration & Coffee

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    9:00

    Chairman's Opening Remarks

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    9:10

    An update on the SES smart water network and asset health program

  • The utilisation of NB-IoT and artificial intelligence to monitor distribution networks in real time
  • Exploring advancements in the DMA asset health program – remaining asset life and optimization
  • A review of the findings after a year of running the two flagship projects and insights into future developments
     
  • Daniel Woodworth, Head of Asset Strategy, SES Water

    Tanya Dady

    Tanya Dady, Leakage Project Manager, SES Water

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    9:50

    Implementing Smart Water Systems Is Not An Option, It Is A Necessity!

    Damian Crawford, Smart Networks & Leakage, Stantec

  • Why Implementing Smart Water Systems Is Not An Option It Is A Necessity
  • Why AMI compliments Smart Water Systems
  • IIOT and open data key to unlocking potential
  • Lessons learnt from Implementing Smart Water Systems
     
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    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    Translating Smart Strategy into Smart Operations

    Adam Smith, Manager of Smart Networks and Metering, Yorkshire Water

  • Leakage investment hierarchy and characterising network route cause of performance
  • Point of interest leakage strategy
  • Calming the network
     
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    Digital Asset Data: Specification, Verification and Delivery

    Adam Bear, Strategic Digital Manager, Wessex Water

  • Owner operator water companies have traditionally focused on the delivery of built assets and the maintenance to digital asset records. There is an opportunity to improve takeover by focusing on the process of specifying, verifying and collating asset data during the delivery phase.
  • Duplicated analogue processes of manually reading and physically typing data from one system to another is replaced with using single a platform in which to develop asset data over the course of project delivery.
  • By incorporating two verification steps that asset data meets the information requirements specified, and is complete, assurance is given that asset data used in the operational phase will be of the highest possible quality.
  • Takeovers are delivered quicker with a streamlined process for exporting from delivery asset data to operational asset data
     
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    An in-depth review of Severn Trent’s demand intelligence strategy

    Pavan Parshad, Data Science Innovation Manager, Severn Trent Water

  • Addressing the challenges of high water demands in an ever-increasing consumer network
  • Utilizing the power of machine learning to predict customer water demand on our overall network
  • Understanding future requirements to fully optimise AI networks in the water industry
     
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    Networking Lunch

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    14:00

    Smart Meters for an Integrated Vision in Water Efficiency

    Andrea Leonetti, Water Technologies Specialist, HERA SpA

  • Specific functionalities of smart meters
  • Hera's strategy in the technological diffusion of smart meters
  • The evolution of the smart water network
     
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    Case study: Oasen NV data driven Smart Water Systems

    Nino Marino

    Nino Marino, Specialist Asset Management, Oasen NV

  • Introduction to Oasen
  • Data driven (Leakage prevention, Non-DMA leak detection, Digital twin, smart grid)
  • The future is digital (smart valves, roof-inspections, HoloLens)
     
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    Afternoon Tea

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    Learnings from a Smart DMA in the Netherlands

    Mario Maessen, Senior Data Scientist, Vitens NV

  • Strategies to implement smart water systems as a tool to increase water efficiency
  • Assessing the effects of stagnant water, weather, covid and pressure changes on water consumption
  • Delving into recent data from smart water network roll out projects
     
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    Delving into De Watergroep’s water strategy and respective challenges

    Nele Philips, Program Manager, De Watergroep

  • Understanding the Belgium water system, past lessons, and current focusses
  • Strategic partnerships with fellow water companies, sub suppliers and gas and electricity providers
  • Exploring the latest Flemish government regulations
     
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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Strategic Digital Manager
    Wessex Water
    Manager of Smart Networks and Metering
    Yorkshire Water
    Water Technologies Specialist
    HERA SpA
    Head of Innovation
    Northumbrian Water Group
    Smart Networks & Leakage
    Stantec
    Head of Asset Strategy
    SES Water
    Head of Smart Metering
    Anglian Water
    Regional Operational Leakage Manager
    Anglian Water
    Principle: Innovation, Policy and Outcomes
    Ofwat
    Innovation Manager
    SES Water
    CIO
    MOSL
    Metering Technology and Solutions Specialist
    Irish Water
    R & D Manager, Line Solution Architect
    Terranova Srl
    Senior Data Scientist
    Vitens NV
    Water Supply Technical Coordination Manager
    HERA SpA
    Smart Metering Manager
    United Utilities
    Program Manager
    De Watergroep
    Program Manager
    De Watergroep
    Specialist Asset Management
    Oasen NV
    Data Science Innovation Manager
    Severn Trent Water
    Smart Metering Operations Centre Manager
    Thames Water
    Head of Smart Metering Strategy
    Thames Water Utilities Ltd
    Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager
    Anglian Water
    Leakage Project Manager
    SES Water

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Diehl Metering

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.diehl.com

    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.


    GUTERMANN

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://en.gutermann-water.com/

    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.


    Stantec

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.stantec.com/uk

    At Stantec, we have been working with our clients and communities in the UK for over 150 years. With over 1,800 people working in integrated regional teams across the UK, we plan, design, deliver and manage the development and infrastructure needed to support the creation of sustainable, healthy and prosperous communities. Our work begins at the intersection of client relationships, creativity and community - providing effective and relevant solutions, translating our client’s vision into valued consents, deliverable plans for projects and programmes, and efficient designs for delivery, based on technical excellence and deep market insight.



    Terranova

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.terranovasoftware.eu/en

    For over 20 years Terranova has been investing in R&D and training to guide Utilities in the digital transformation process with innovative solutions that exceed market standards, creating value and sustainability.

    The Terranova Group today counts on 360 resources working in the sectors of Gas & Power Distribution and Sales, Integrated Water Service, Environmental Management and Smart Networks. With 10 offices in Italy and 3 abroad, Terranova looks after over 350 high-profile customers for a turnover of over 43 million euros, thanks also to strategic partners such as Arcoda, which develops solutions in the operations area, HPA, which uses Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques to develop solutions for predictive analysis in the Utility sector, and Junker, which develops apps in the areas of differentiated waste collection, circular economy and waste management.



    Xylem

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.xylem.com/uk

    Xylem is a leading global water technology company committed to solving water by creating innovative and effective solutions to meet the world’s water and wastewater challenges.

    With over 600 employees in the UK, Xylem uses its knowledge and application expertise to provide solutions to the increasing pressures water companies face. Our expertise lies in optimising treatment processes, wastewater network management including monitoring and control, as well as pipe condition assessment to prevent pipe bursts that in turn reduce leakage and pollution events. In addition, Xylem can support water utilities in building a smarter network with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to optimise their operations. Xylem’s portfolio of digital solutions empowers utilities to unlock data-driven insights to deliver greater visibility, performance, compliance as well as energy and cost savings. Xylem solutions are underpinned by our nationwide coverage of service, rental and project teams who can provide emergency response and scheduled MEICA capability.


    Media Partners


    Global Water Intelligence

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.globalwaterintel.com/

    Global Water Intelligence is the leading market data and intelligence provider and events organiser serving the global water industry. Our broad range of products and services equips our stakeholders with the insight and network required to survive and thrive in the world of water.


    Future Water Association

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.futurewaterassociation.com/

    Future Water Association is a modern, innovative and dynamic organisation that inspires, supports and leads the water supply chain: informing the sector about opportunities, the regulators about challenges and Government about policy direction; innovating through Water Dragons and delivering the ‘Innovating the Future’ roadmap; influencing and inspiring the supply chain to develop innovative solutions and new ways of thinking to shape the future of the water sector


    The Water Report

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.thewaterreport.co.uk/

    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.


    British Water

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.britishwater.co.uk

    British Water is an association which has a wide and varied membership covering all sectors of the water industry. From consultants, legal and financial partnerships, manufacturers of equipment and multi-disciplinary contractors to SMEs and independent consultants. We work to bring a coherent approach to delivering in partnership with the water companies, the best for the British water industry. We try to ensure each member company has access to services that will enhance their development potential and provide an added value factor to the way they do business. www.britishwater.co.uk

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    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.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    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.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    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.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    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.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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