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22 April - 23 April 2024
Smart Water Systems

Conference Overview

Smart Water Systems Conference 

Why this conference?

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.

Why Attend?

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 Smith

Adam Smith

Innovation Programme Manager, Yorkshire Water
Andy Blackhall

Andy Blackhall

Managing Director, Water Research Centre Limited
Brian Truegaard

Brian Truegaard

Teammanager, Metering Manager, VCS Denmark
Chris Murray

Chris Murray

Chairman, Water Resources South East
David Kenny

David Kenny

International Sales Director , Mueller
Doug Spencer

Doug Spencer

Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water
Flavio Oliveira

Flavio Oliveira

Diretor de Abastecimento de Agua, Aguas do Porto
James Hargrave

James Hargrave

Regional Operational Leakage Manager, Anglian Water
Jeannette Henderson

Jeannette Henderson

Principle, Ofwat
Jeremy Heath

Jeremy Heath

Innovation Manager, SES Water
Kate Willison

Kate Willison

Project Lead, Safe, Smart Systems Project, Anglian Water
Michael Bold

Michael Bold

Smart Metering Manager, United Utilities
Richard Channell

Richard Channell

Head of Smart Metering Strategy, Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Rowan Jameson

Rowan Jameson

Sales Director - Smart Utilities, Arqiva Ltd
Scott King

Scott King

Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager, Anglian Water

Adam Smith

Innovation Programme Manager, 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.

Andy Blackhall

Managing Director, Water Research Centre Limited
Andy Blackhall

Andy has more than 10 years’ experience working in management roles within the water and environment sector. After joining WRc in 2018 as head of asset management, he was later appointed as commercial director, responsible for the organisation’s strategic growth, and soon saw WRc deliver our strongest trading performance for the past 10 years. During this period, Andy has also worked for HM Government as a water specialist for the Department of International Trade, working across the globe to promote the strengths and capabilities of the UK water sector.

He is an accomplished senior leader skilled in providing project definition, overall management and project stakeholder liaison; coordinating leading parties, supervising project teams and overseeing implementation. Andy has extensive experience in financial and administrative oversight, reporting monitoring and evaluation of entire programmes of work.

In addition, Andy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management and qualified by the Chartered Institute of Leadership Management. He is Chairman of the International Forum for British Water, where he represents the views of the UK supply chain. Andy is also a Non-Executive Director of Waterwise, an NGO committed to encouraging the efficient use of water.

Brian Truegaard

Teammanager, Metering Manager, VCS Denmark
Brian Truegaard

Chris Murray

Chairman, Water Resources South East
Chris Murray

Chris’s expertise stems from over 45 years of experience in the UK Energy sector where his remits covered Network Operations, Asset Management, Change and Stakeholder Management, Employee and Customer Engagement, Health and Safety, Gas and Electricity Transmission, Gas Distribution, Regulation and Commercial.
In addition to being a 3-time CEO Chris has over 25 years of Non-Executive experience and is currently Chairman at Water Resources South East and Chair of the Northern Powergrid Customer Engagement Group. In addition, he holds Non-Executive Director positions at the Low Carbon Contracts Company, The Electricity Settlements Company, The MS Society, MSS Trading, the Leicestershire Hospice and LOROS Commercial Innovations. Chris has held numerous previous Non-Executive roles including being Chairman of National Grid Gas plc, National Grid Electricity plc and National Grid Gas Holdings.
He has chaired the Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network and been a Board Member of the Energy Networks Association, Xoserve Limited, National Grid Gas plc and the Nexus Institute. Chris alsos chaired the UK Energy Emergency Executive Committee and been a member of the Executive of the NJUG (National Joint Utilities Group), HAUC (Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee), a Director of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, and Council member of both CBI Northern Ireland and CBI North West.

Chris earned his Honours Degree in Pure Economics from the University of Warwick before undertaking further professional development at Wharton, Insead, Ashridge and IMD Lausanne business schools.

Chris was appointed to Membership of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list for his services to skills and to charity.

David Kenny

International Sales Director , Mueller
David Kenny

David is currently the International Sales Director for Mueller technologies and has been in the water industry for 25 years. He spent the first 15 years as a water management consultant in the UK, specialising in non-revenue water; advising utilities on leakage strategy, reporting and targeting and even getting his hands dirty installing data loggers and looking for leaks. David moved into a sales role 10 years ago and has a travelled the world helping clients build their smart water networks.

Doug Spencer

Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water
Doug Spencer

A biology graduate, Doug joined AW laboratories in 1991. He moved to Innovation working on process optimisation and control then in 1996 water operations as a network scientist. After gaining his MSc, managing strategic science and AMP 3 plumbosolvency programmes Doug joined leakage in 2006 working in both field ops and reporting leading the Sodcon and customer leakage programmes. In 2016 he took on project management for Smart AMI. A former chair of the CIWEM Scientific Group Committee, and currently co-programme lead on the UKWIR BQ02 ‘zero leakage by 2050’.

Flavio Oliveira

Diretor de Abastecimento de Agua, Aguas do Porto
Flavio Oliveira

 Civil Engineer specialised in Hydraulics in University of Porto – Faculty of Engineering, with more than 10 years of experience in Water Supply Systems Management, Water Loss, Non-Revenue
Water, Water Safety & Security, Contingency & Emergency Plans, and Integrated Water Cycle Management.

He is currently the Water Supply Director of Águas e Energia do Porto, being responsible for several strategic projects of the utility, making it one of the best and most recognized utilities at national and international level in the water sector. He was until the Manager of the Water Supply Unit, responsible for part of the areas, having previously been Responsible for the Water
Meters Area of the same utility.

He holds a postgraduate degree in General Business Management from Católica Porto Business School, and he’s regularly responsible for academic internships & master and doctoral theses orientation.

Member of the Water Distribution Systems Committee, of Portuguese Water Systems Association, he is the actual Coordinator of this Committee, and member of the Specialist Group on Water Loss of the IWA (International Water Association).

Author of multiple technical articles and communications in the area, with presentations at national and international Conferences

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, 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.

Kate Willison

Project Lead, Safe, Smart Systems Project, Anglian Water
Kate Willison

As Innovation Director, Kate seeks to create and deliver value through innovation. She connects the dots – between ideas, people, teams, clients, partners, technologies, challenges and opportunities – such that innovation can flourish.
Kate has 17 years of experience as a digital and innovation consultant, and has led both technical projects and global strategic initiatives. She has worked on a diverse range of projects in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe in the energy, environmental, transport and water sectors. Kate is currently leading the £9.2M Safe Smart Systems Ofwat Innovation Project which seeks to take the first steps towards a fully automated and secure water system.

Maurizia Brunetti

Technology and Business Development Manager, HERA SpA
Maurizia Brunetti

Michael Bold

Smart Metering Manager, United Utilities
Michael Bold

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.

Richard Channell

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

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.

Rowan Jameson

Sales Director - Smart Utilities, Arqiva Ltd
Rowan Jameson

Rowan is an accomplished sales leader with over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry in fixed and mobile. She has a deep understanding of the landscape with experience at organisations with highly mobile workforces and significant assets and across indirect, enterprise, public sector, and multinational markets.

Always customer-led, and with an interest in the customers’ environment and requirements, Rowan successfully navigates complex environments to build with strong partnerships and relevant value propositions.

Scott King

Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager, Anglian Water
Scott King

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.

 Why should you attend? 

  • Gain insight into new innovations for the development of smart water networks.
  • Get the latest information on reviewing your water data management.
  • Hear the latest insights into optimising your smart network for enhanced leakage detection.
  • Benchmark your smart water systems against other leaders in the field.

 Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in the future of Smart Water Systems

Here's our usual attendance:

Directors, Heads, Managers and Engineers of…

Leakage Management
Network Leakage
Leakage Strategy
Network Management
Distribution Operations
Distribution Systems
Water Supply
Pipeline Management
Asset Management
Smart Metering
Smart Metering Benefits Realisation
Innovation
Smart Meter Operations
Smart Water Research & Development
Metering Technology And Solutions
Smart Water Operations
Water Regulation
Digital Strategy
Chief Data Officer
Past Attendees Include:

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Conference agenda

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8:00

Registration & Coffee

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8:50

Chair's Opening Remarks

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water

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9:00

Updates on United Utilities’ Smart Meter and Network Development

Michael Bold, Smart Metering Manager, United Utilities

  • UU’s smart meter procurement updates
  • Smart roll out of new meter platforms
  • Smart and the customer – promoting feedback and better data acquisition
  • Sustainability aims and battery issues for smart meters – Lessons learned and way ahead
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    9:30

    Innovating Smart Water Metering and Network Programs for the South East of England

    Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water

  •  An overview of the smart water innovation programs being developed by SES Water
  • The Universal Metering Programme and providing smart meters for a sustainable future
  • Updates on the iDMA and DMA – SES Water’s Intelligent Supply Network Program and Asset Health Management
  • Optimising customer experience and wastewater saving through GetWaterFit
  • Future implementation of new technologies for smart water innovation
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    10:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor – Echologics

    David Kenny, International Sales Director , Mueller

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor – Water Resources Group (WRc)

    Andy Blackhall, Managing Director, Water Research Centre Limited

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    11:30

    The Safe Smart Systems Project – Pioneering Long-Term Operational Resiliency Through AI and Data-Driven Solutions

    Kate Willison, Project Lead, Safe, Smart Systems Project, Anglian Water

  •  The Safe Smart Systems Project – The approach to innovation
  • An overview of the key AI and data technologies being utilised by the Project to drive the automation of systems
  • Lessons learned from Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Project
  • The way ahead – Technologically and in the way we work
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    12:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Aclara Technologies

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Aclara Technologies LLC

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    12:30

    Networking Lunch

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    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Terranova

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Terranova

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    14:00

    Water Management and Data Collection – The HERA Perspective

    Maurizia Brunetti

    Maurizia Brunetti, Technology and Business Development Manager, HERA SpA

  • HERA’s smart meter and network implementation
  • Smart data management strategies to promote leakage prevention
  • Optimising the sustainable consumption of water – Adapting consumer behaviour
  • Water safety – Reacting quickly using smart technologies to user intrusions
  • Future requirements for water management and meter innovation
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    The Águas do Porto Perspective to Smart Urban Water Management

    Flavio Oliveira, Diretor de Abastecimento de Agua, Aguas do Porto

  • Águas do Porto’s smart meter and network integration strategy
  • Optimising integrated tele-management and telemetry systems to control and maintain the water network
  • Reducing water loss through smart leakage detection technology
  • Water resource management for a more sustainable future in Porto and Portugal
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    15:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Capgemini

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Capgemini

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    15:30

    Afternoon Tea

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    16:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Arqiva Ltd

    Rowan Jameson, Sales Director - Smart Utilities, Arqiva Ltd

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    16:30

    Panel Discussion: Innovative Approaches to Smart Water Management – Leveraging Smart Meters, Networks, and Leakage Detection Technology

  •  How do advanced smart meter technologies contribute to accurate water consumption monitoring, billing efficiency, and customer engagement in smart water systems?
  • What are the latest developments in smart network integration for water management and how do these innovations streamline data collection and analysis for optimised decision-making processes?
  • What role do cutting-edge leakage detection technologies play in mitigating water losses, improving infrastructure resilience, and ensuring the longevity of smart water systems?

     

  • Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water

    Michael Bold, Smart Metering Manager, United Utilities

    Scott King, Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager, Anglian Water

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    17:15

    Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water

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    8:15

    Registration & Coffee

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    8:50

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Doug Spencer, Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water

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    9:00

    Driving Smart Water Networking Innovation & Strategic Partnerships

    Angela MacOscar

    Angela MacOscar, Head of Innovation, Northumbrian Water Group

  • Key priorities for Northumbrian Water in pushing innovation of smart water systems
  • Leveraging new technologies for smart metering
  • Leakage and networking of detection protocols
  • Innovation of water data collection and data management systems – Digital Twins
  • The Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival – Projects and People
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    OFWAT – Advancing Innovation for the UK Water Sector

    Jeannette Henderson, Principle, Ofwat

  • The Ofwat Innovation Fund and promoting the water sector to innovate
  • Updates on innovation Fund proposals and consultations
  • Water Breakthrough Challenge 4
  • Future requirements for innovation in the water sector
  • Sustainability priorities and a word on PR24
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    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    Morning Coffee

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    Advancing Yorkshire Water’s Smart Water Networking Capabilities

    Adam Smith, Innovation Programme Manager, Yorkshire Water

  •  An overview of Yorkshire Water’s smart water network innovation strategy 2025-2030
  • Optimising new SMART strategies – The point of interest leakage strategy and reaching frontier water networks
  • New smart water development projects – A journey to optimise data management
  • Future requirements for advancing Yorkshire Water’s smart water systems
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    11:30

    MOSL and The National Metering Strategy of NHH Data

    Steve Formoy

    Steve Formoy, Finance Director & Lead/Sponsor, Strategic Metering Programme, MOSL

  • Updates from the release of the National Metering Strategy and the next steps
  • The value case for a national data hub
  • Enhancing customer interaction through the strategy
  • Tracking delivery of large & medium size meter roll out across the NHH market
  • Optimising asset data through the roll out period
  • Minimum service standards of HNN meters
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    12:00

    The VandCenter Syd Perspective on Delivering Quality Drinking Water and Smart Metering Technology

    Brian Truegaard

    Brian Truegaard, Teammanager, Metering Manager, VCS Denmark

  •  Priorities for VandCenter Syd in smart remote meter rollout to enhance leakage detection
  • Enhancing customer service through smart meter engagement and feedback during replacements
  • Shifting consumer behaviours to reduce water wastage
  • Experiences and lessons learned from India’s smart meter roll out program – Working towards clean water for all by 2024
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    12:30

    Networking Lunch

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    Enhancing Thames Water’s Smart Meter Strategy – Customer Engagement and Smart Meter Data

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

  • Thames Water’s 2025+ smart strategy
  • The Digital Portal – Optimising customer feedback and engagement
  • Results from the December smart meter procurement exercise
  • Thames Water Meter Data Platform – Data management of data from over 3 million meters
  • Climate issues and Thames Water strategy
  • Water demand and reduction plans
  • Influencing customer behaviours

     

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    Operationalising Smart Leakage Detection Methods for Water Resiliency

    James Hargrave, Regional Operational Leakage Manager, Anglian Water

  •  Anglian Water’s leakage detection priorities
  • Intermittent vs Online Monitoring capabilities
  • Digital Twins for smart leakage detection
  • Challenges to leakage detection – Including data as a service product
  • Requirements for smart water resource management and leakage response
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    14:30

    Anglian Water’s SMART Programme for Efficient Water Management

    Scott King, Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager, Anglian Water

  • How we use smart meter data for interactive leakage detection
  • The next 5-year AMP – Required equipment and challenges
  • Digital Twins and GDPR implications for smart meter operations
  • Meeting Anglian Water’s sustainability objectives through smart meter technology
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    Afternoon Tea

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    WRSE – Managing Water Resources and Developing Resilience for a Sustainable Future

    Chris Murray, Chairman, Water Resources South East

  • The mission of the WRSE in developing a regional resilience plan for the South East of England
  • Key technologies and required interventions...etc
  • Sustainability requirements for the future of water resource management
  • Lessons learned and future requirements
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    16:00

    Panel Discussion: Empowering Water Sustainability Through Smart Solutions

  • How can smart water metering systems enhance water resource management and contribute to sustainable water practices?
  • What are the key benefits and challenges associated with implementing smart water networks for efficient water distribution and conservation?
  • How can advanced leakage detection technology revolutionise water sustainability strategies, reduce water loss, and ensure long-term resource availability?
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    Doug Spencer, Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water

    Chris Murray, Chairman, Water Resources South East

    Flavio Oliveira, Diretor de Abastecimento de Agua, Aguas do Porto

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    Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Doug Spencer, Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water


    Innovation Programme Manager
    Yorkshire Water
    Managing Director
    Water Research Centre Limited
    Teammanager, Metering Manager
    VCS Denmark
    Chairman
    Water Resources South East
    International Sales Director
    Mueller
    Head of Smart Metering
    Anglian Water
    Diretor de Abastecimento de Agua
    Aguas do Porto
    Regional Operational Leakage Manager
    Anglian Water
    Principle
    Ofwat
    Innovation Manager
    SES Water
    Project Lead, Safe, Smart Systems Project
    Anglian Water
    Technology and Business Development Manager
    HERA SpA
    Smart Metering Manager
    United Utilities
    Head of Smart Metering Strategy
    Thames Water Utilities Ltd
    Sales Director - Smart Utilities
    Arqiva Ltd
    Smart Metering Benefits Realisation Manager
    Anglian Water

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    Aclara

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.hubbell.com/aclara/en

    Future-proofing Smart Networks by harnessing Aclara’s complete advanced metering (AMI) and sensor technology infrastructure solutions. Aclara powers the data-driven information and advanced applications that utilities need in real-time, leveraging AMI investment to improve services and manage water distribution networks; including but not limited to:

    • Leak Detection - build a more responsive network and respond to potential problems before they happen, identifying emerging leaks, both in the network and property-side

    • Pressure Monitoring - delivering real-time data to give utilities a clear understanding of demands and trends, controlling pressure and keeping systems operating smoothly

    • Sewer Overflow - prevent sewer overflows (and consequential liabilities) before they happen

    • Customer Care & Billing - eliminate estimated reads, provide customers with consistent (reduced) bills, smooth revenue collection and reduce calls to customer services representatives



    Arqiva

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.arqiva.com/

    From fully managed connectivity and the latest Sensor as a Service options to data security and analytics, we’re here to support your business, help you achieve your targets and make things simple. As a UK critical national infrastructure provider, we’re trusted to deliver by the country’s biggest utility brands on their journey to a smarter, greener and more efficient tomorrow.

    We help water utilities deliver against their asset management plan (AMP) cycles – providing an uninterrupted supply of data and insights to address customer needs, demonstrate success to regulation authorities and accelerate digital transformation. As one of the preeminent UK Critical National Infrastructure Providers having deployed the largest smart water network in the world, you can trust us to support your data-driven evolution.



    Capgemini

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.capgemini.com/gb-en/industries/energy-and-utilities/

    The energy transition is a generation-defining challenge. But we believe it’s not just what it averts, but what it enables in our economy and society, that matters. We envision a world in which energy is clean, affordable and abundant, powering a new wave of industrial growth and social opportunity.



    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.


    Mueller

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.muellerwaterproducts.com/

    Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading supplier of products and services used in the global transmission, distribution, control and measurement of water. Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering, leak detection, network monitoring and control, and pipe condition assessment.



    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.



    Water Research Centre Limited

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.wrcgroup.com/

    WRc is a Centre of Excellence for Innovation & Growth that is trusted globally to deliver innovative sustainable solutions. Our dedicated team care about delivering a positive legacy in partnership with our clients. The journey started almost 100 years ago in 1927 as the Water Pollution Research board for the government, and over many years evolved to undertake a growing number of research projects covering all aspects of water and wastewater supply, treatment and catchment management.


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    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.

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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.

    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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