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Conference Documentation: Smart Water Systems

Conference Documentation: Smart Water Systems

SMi is delighted to announce its 5th Annual Smart Water Systems Conference, which will be held in London on the 25th and 26th April 2016. Exceeding £2.2b, the water debt is a large contributor to national debt and is the greatest by far from the utility sector. This conference will discuss whether smart water systems could be a step towards the reduction of this debt. Discussions will focus on the short-term and long-term benefits of investing in smart water technology. It will offer a comprehensive analysis of some of the largest smart water system roll outs that the UK has ever seen. It will also examine what is happening in the industry overseas.

The conference will dissect the current challenges that the implementation of smart water systems into water networks has presented water companies with. A special focus will be on how we can locate and extract meaningful information from the big data that smart water systems generate. The conference will give first-hand accounts of how we can then use this information to produce significant environmental, social and economic advantage.

The social issues surrounding smart water systems continue to be a top priority and the conference will offer the perfect platform to engage with peers and industry leaders to discuss the best strategies to enable customer engagement.


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Andrew Tucker, Water Efficiency Manager, Thames Water
9:10
Thames Water project: Smarter water efficiency
Andrew Tucker, Water Efficiency Manager, Thames Water
9:50
United Utilities Water’s ‘passive’ data collection strategy
Neil Harper, Metering Strategy Manager, United Utilities Plc
10:30
Morning Coffee
10:50
Delivering benefit from smart water metering
Martin Hall, Metering Technology Manager, Thames Water
10:50
Delivering benefit from smart water metering
Danny Leamon, Head of Metering , Thames Water
11:30
The benefits of integrating data from multiple sources and automating analytics to optimise energy efficiency and reduce operational costs
Chris Irwin, Business Developmemt Director, Tridium Europe
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:30
The water energy nexus – keeping out of hot water
Duncan McCombie, Director of Operations, Wales and Ireland, Energy Saving Trust
14:10
Customer engagement in relation to the rollout of water metering
Deryck Hall, Head of Policy & Research, CCWater
14:50
Keeping the customer satisfied
Jeremy Heath, Network Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc
15:30
Afternoon Tea
16:10
Smart water systems: A social necessity
Marcello Bondesan, Head of Energy Engineering Department, Hera
16:30
Ofwat : Putting Customers at the heart of the decision making
Georgina Mills, Delivery Director, Ofwat
17:00
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Jeremy Heath, Network Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc
9:10
A Behavioural Insight: Water, energy and sustainability
Elisabeth Costa, Head of Sustainability, The Behavioural Insights Team
9:50
Universal Metering Programme – more than just the meters
Penny Hodge, Head of Policy, Southern Water
10:30
Morning Coffee
10:50
How much water do we use, and how much can we save? Data from a joint initiative with Bristol Water, PLC
Chad Staddon, Director, Bristol Group for Water Research, University Of The West Of England Bristol
11:30
Building blocks for Big Data
Natalie Jakomis, Chief Statistician and Head of Smart Hub Support and Development , Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:30
Instrumentation: The importance of instrumentation in data and information in the Water Industry
Oliver Grievson, Group Manager, Anglian Water
14:10
Domestic water metering: Drive-by (automatic meter reading) in Ireland
Kevin Murray, Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
14:50
Detecting and locating leaks using big data analytics
Zoran Kapelan, Proffessor, University of Exeter
15:30
Afternoon Tea
15:50
Separating leakage from demand using smart data and data smartly
Katy Walker, Demand Management & Leakage, Yorkshire Water Services Limited
16:30
Moving towards a source to source optimisation strategy
Andrew Smith, Regional Optimisation Manager, Anglian Water
16:30
Moving towards a source to source optimisation strategy
Rebecca Harrison, Programme Manager - Optimised Sewer Networks , Anglian Water
17:00
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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