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The demand for water is ever increasing due to growing population, climate change and cost of water. The ageing infrastructure of the water systems coupled with the increasing demand is adding pressure to the water networks. As the water infrastructure age, many problems crop in in terms of water leakage, water contamination, inability to detect water quality and so forth. One of the ways to address these problems is by creating a smart water system. Smart water systems involves the use of smart water meters together with the latest technologies and real time data to better monitor water usage, distribution and problems such as leakage. This also enables to tract the water network and pinpoint problem areas.
 

The SMi Group is proud to present its 3rd  Annual Smart Water Systems Conference which will be looking into this topic and how smart water is all about coming up with initiatives to manage water more effectively, monitor it all the way along throughout the cycle so that we can better manage and preserve this precious resource.
 

Key areas to be discussed in the conference are:
• Smart water metering
• Smart water irrigation and the Weightless Protocol
• Addressing leakage and improving water supply systems
• Preserving our resources: Optimising water usage
• SmartWater4Europe
• The customer’s point of view and opinions on smart water networks
• Technology focus and looking ahead (future plans)
• Case studies from different water companies across England that are implementing smart meters and that are involved in optimizing water usage
• An insight into the latest technology behind smart water irrigation
• Understanding the importance of involving the customer in the supply chain
• Implementing wireless networks for water companies; thereby facilitating communication among companies
• Evaluating leakage as a major problem in the water systems
• Understanding how to overcome the challenges associated with reducing leakage
 

   

A snapshot of our past delegates included:

Aguas Andinas; Alstom Grid; Anglian Water Services Limited; Brabant Water Nv; CCWater; DANVA; DWR Cymru Welsh Water; Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA); Energy Saving Trust; ESMIG; Frost & Sullivan; G4S; Global Water Intelligence; HOFOR; HomeRider Systems; House of Commons; Imperial College Administration; NEC; NEC Europe Ltd.; Sappel - Diehl Metering; SBWWI; Sensus; Sensus U K Systems Ltd; Skywave Mobile Communications; SmartReach; Suez Environment; Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc; Thames Water; Thames Water Plc; United Utilities PLC; University of Toronto; Vandcenter Syd A/S; VEOLIA; Veolia Water; Veolia Water Outsourcing Limited; Vodafone; Vodafone Group Services; Vodafone M2M; Vodaphone; Water Industry Commission For Scotland; Water UK; Waterbriefing; Waterfall Security Solutions;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Duncan McCombie

Duncan McCombie, Director of Operations, Energy Saving Trust

9:10 Global smart water metering market

Frederick Harry Royan

Frederick Harry Royan, Research Director Global Environment Water Markets, Frost & Sullivan

  • Key market forces of industry challenges, drivers and restraints
  • Global market revenue forecasts and trends by regions
  • Regional hot-spots
  • Mega trend of industry convergence and its implications
  • 9:40 How smart water meters can help customers save energy

    Gerrit Rentier

    Gerrit Rentier, Senior Business Process Analyst, DELTA N.V.

  • The vision of multi-utility DELTA applied to smart metering
  • The customer value derived from having continuous smart meter data available in the home
  • How water usage patterns help explain energy usage patterns to customers
  • How the concept relates to the growing market for smart homes and its drivers
  • The value of the concept from different perspectives; economical, environmental and social
  • 10:10 Smart Water Systems – Using the network

    Andy Slater

    Andy Slater, Marketing Director, Sensus

    10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Smart water, smart meters, smart societies: the iWIDGET project

    Dragan Savic

    Dragan Savic, Head of Engineering & Director of the Center for Water Systems, University Of Exeter

  • Introductin to the iWIDGET project - Smart metering for urban water demand management
  • The iWIDGET system - conceptual and architectural design
  • 'Widgets' developed for the utility and customer-side water management
  • Business model and potential benefits of smart water meters
  • Case studies: Southern Water (UK) and Aguas de Barcelos (Portugal)

     

  • 11:50 Low Power Wide Area wireless sensor network solutions for water

    Jonathan Wiggin

    Jonathan Wiggin, CEO, NWave Technologies Ltd

  • Systems under stress - the problems facing water systems
  • Intelligent water infrastructure - benefits for the customer and for utility companies
  • The problem with traditional technologies - why AMI should be looking at new technologies
  • LPWA wireless networks for water and the NWave platform - the advantages of LPWA networks and how the NWave platform works
  • 12:30 Smart water metering in Thames

    Martin Hall

    Martin Hall, Metering Technology Manager, Thames Water

  • Progressive metering as a solution to addressing a supply demand deficit
  • Thames Water's fixed network metering trial
  • Lessons learned and case studies
  • Rolling out progressive metering across the Thames region
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Smart water irrigation

    John O'Flaherty

    John O'Flaherty, Project Coordinator, WaterBee

  • Implementing the use of phone apps and social media to control irrigation
  • Understanding how to avoid wastage of water in the agricultural industry
  • Use of self-contained and automated scheduling systems to avoid wastage
  • 14:30 At home - smart with water

    Duncan McCombie

    Duncan McCombie, Director of Operations, Energy Saving Trust

  • Reverse the thinking: do we actually know our household customer?
  • Investigating and designing smarts to suit the consumer first
  • Smart water within daily household lifestyles. Combined water and energy progress?
  • 15:00 UrbanWater - Information Communications Technology for integrated water resources management

  • UrbanWater - project overview
  • Progress so far - communication module(s)/ platform development
  • Validation planning
  • Demonstration
  • Next steps
  • Bill Brydon

    Bill Brydon, Supply Demand Manager, Scottish Water

    Mikkel Lucas Overby

    Mikkel Lucas Overby, Managing Director, Serious Games Interactive

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 SmartWater4Europe: Designing future water supplies

    Erik Driessen

    Erik Driessen, Innovation Manager, Vitens

  • Challenges of leading European smart water grid demo sites
  • How smart grids provide business intelligence
  • Data handling needs shift of paradigm
  • The human sensor
  • 16:30 Our customer journey – inside looking out

    Jo Fielding-Cooke

    Jo Fielding-Cooke, Head of Insight, Southern Water

  • Our approach to metering and taking our customers on a journey
  • The thinking behind out customer journey
  • Knowing what we know now, what does good and not so good look like?
  • What do our customers think and how their views have shaped our business planning
  • 17:00 Waterbeep - smart efficiency

    Luis Branco

    Luis Branco, Head of Customer Relations Division, EPAL

  • Motivating customers
  • Benefits for customer of smart metering information
  • Involving customer in water issues - understanding consumptions
  • Promoting efficient use of water
  • Building customer information
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Duncan McCombie

    Duncan McCombie, Director of Operations, Energy Saving Trust

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Frederick Harry Royan

    Frederick Harry Royan, Research Director Global Environment Water Markets, Frost & Sullivan

    9:10 Monitor everything: A wireless standard so low cost that it can be deployed everywhere

    William Webb

    William Webb, CEO, Weightless.org

  • Water industry characterised by huge numbers of pipes, valves, actuators etc. often spread scorss whole countries
  • Monitoring devices need to be a few $ and have long enough range to achieve coverage everywhere
  • Weightless is the only global standard for wide-area M2M communications
  • Can be deployed by national operators or locally by owners of water facilities
  • Paper will outline the technology, features, costs and timescales to deployment
  • 9:50 Best practice international approaches to monitoring improvements in NRW and leakage management

    Allan Lambert

    Allan Lambert, Managing Director, Water Loss Research and Analysis Ltd

  • Tracking the benefits of smart water networks using appropriate performance indicators
  • Recognising the differences between performance assessment (metric benchmarking) and performance improvement (process benchmarking)
  • Par for the course - how long could you go with NRW and leakage if you had to?
  • Linking management of water resources, NRW and leakage
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The development of an efficient water supply system – you can’t work blindfold

    Jo Parker

    Jo Parker, Managing Director, Watershed Associates

  • Information is everything
  • Enhancing the water network with the latest technology
  • Developing water network management systems
  • Case studies
  • How other cities can learn from the current projects
  • 11:40 Measuring the benefits of retrofitting sustainable drainage in London

    Kyle Robins

    Kyle Robins, Wastewater Infrastructure Strategy Manager, Thames Water

  • Sustainable drainage measures such as permeable paving and raingardens can reduce surface water run-off into combined sewers following heavy rainfall, reducing flooding and saving treatment costs
  • A pilot is currently underway in West London to retrofit sustainable drainage along three streets, on private properties and in the public realm
  • Flow and depth loggers have been installed to measure the surface water run-off before and after the work has been completed to determine benefits
  • Stakeholders engagement with local residents and the council has been key to the success of the pilot
  • The results will inform a potential wider programme in the future
  • 12:20 Smart Metering in Odense – A tale at its beginning and future perspectives

  • Distribution system layout and smart metering setup
  • Project status and experiences so far
  • Perspectives on the use of data in relation to customers
  • Worries and privacy concerns about data and monitoring
     
  • Brian Truegaard

    Brian Truegaard, Team Manager, VCS Denmark

    Steen Jakobsen

    Steen Jakobsen, Head of Department, VCS Denmark

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Managing non-revenue water in Malta – going towards integrated solutions

    Ronald Pace

    Ronald Pace, Regional Manager, Water Services Corporation

  • Addressing real and apparent losses in Malta
  • Wide-scale implementation of the automated meter management project
  • Pros and cons of AMM
  • Financial considerations on AMM
  • Our vision on integrated solutions
  • 14:40 ICT for smart water management

    Roberto  Gavazzi

    Roberto Gavazzi, Senior Product Leader, Telecom Italia

  • The smart utility platform
  • TLC networks technologies for smart water management
  • The smart metering issue
  • The Turin utility use case
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Water optimization for network efficiency: applying effective tools for reducing non-revenue water within a major water utility

    Andrew Donnelly

    Andrew Donnelly, Advisor to the Board, EPAL

  • Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction strategy and philosophy
  • NRW Methodologies and Tools developed
  • Software application for data management& practical performance indicators
  • Results obtained and observations
     
  • 16:30 What can the UK do to sustain the smart water sector

    David Lloyd Owen

    David Lloyd Owen, Managing Director, Envisager

    The smart water sector in the UK needs a healthy home market as a springboard for international opportunities. This depends on a supportive policy and regulatory climate, one which appreciates its contribution to securing our water security in a sustainable and affordable manner.  

  • Regulatory and policy challenges and responses
  • Towards an integrated approach
  • Leading in underground asset optimisation
  • Future market opportunities
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Frederick Harry Royan

    Frederick Harry Royan, Research Director Global Environment Water Markets, Frost & Sullivan

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Allan Lambert

    Allan Lambert

    Managing Director, Water Loss Research and Analysis Ltd
    Bill Brydon

    Bill Brydon

    Supply Demand Manager, Scottish Water
    Dragan Savic

    Dragan Savic

    Head of Engineering & Director of the Center for Water Systems, University Of Exeter
    Erik Driessen

    Erik Driessen

    Innovation Manager, Vitens
    Gerrit Rentier

    Gerrit Rentier

    Senior Business Process Analyst, DELTA N.V.
    John O'Flaherty

    John O'Flaherty

    Project Coordinator, WaterBee
    Ronald Pace

    Ronald Pace

    Regional Manager, Water Services Corporation
    William Webb

    William Webb

    CEO, Weightless.org

    Allan Lambert

    Managing Director, Water Loss Research and Analysis Ltd
    Allan Lambert

    Andrew Donnelly

    Advisor to the Board, EPAL
    Andrew Donnelly

    Andy Slater

    Marketing Director, Sensus
    Andy Slater

    Bill Brydon

    Supply Demand Manager, Scottish Water
    Bill Brydon

    Brian Truegaard

    Team Manager, VCS Denmark
    Brian Truegaard

    David Lloyd Owen

    Managing Director, Envisager
    David Lloyd Owen

    Dragan Savic

    Head of Engineering & Director of the Center for Water Systems, University Of Exeter
    Dragan Savic

    Duncan McCombie

    Director of Operations, Energy Saving Trust
    Duncan McCombie

    Erik Driessen

    Innovation Manager, Vitens
    Erik Driessen

    Frederick Harry Royan

    Research Director Global Environment Water Markets, Frost & Sullivan
    Frederick Harry Royan

    Gerrit Rentier

    Senior Business Process Analyst, DELTA N.V.
    Gerrit Rentier

    Jo Fielding-Cooke

    Head of Insight, Southern Water
    Jo Fielding-Cooke

    Jo Parker

    Managing Director, Watershed Associates
    Jo Parker

    John O'Flaherty

    Project Coordinator, WaterBee
    John O'Flaherty

    Jonathan Wiggin

    CEO, NWave Technologies Ltd
    Jonathan Wiggin

    Kyle Robins

    Wastewater Infrastructure Strategy Manager, Thames Water
    Kyle Robins

    Luis Branco

    Head of Customer Relations Division, EPAL
    Luis Branco

    Martin Hall

    Metering Technology Manager, Thames Water
    Martin Hall

    Mikkel Lucas Overby

    Managing Director, Serious Games Interactive
    Mikkel Lucas Overby

    Roberto Gavazzi

    Senior Product Leader, Telecom Italia
    Roberto  Gavazzi

    Ronald Pace

    Regional Manager, Water Services Corporation
    Ronald Pace

    Steen Jakobsen

    Head of Department, VCS Denmark
    Steen Jakobsen

    William Webb

    CEO, Weightless.org
    William Webb

    Workshops

    Smart Leakage and Asset Management by Smart Pressure Management
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    Smart Leakage and Asset Management by Smart Pressure Management

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    30th April 2014
    London, United Kingdom

    Interview with Allan Lambert

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    Interview With Telecom Italia | Smart Water Systems

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