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SMi is delighted to announce its 6th Annual Smart Water Systems Conference, which will be held in London on the 24th and 25th April 2017. According to a recent study by the Transparency Market Research (TMR), the smart water management market is expected to reach a value of US $15.23 billion by the year 2019 – at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.7% for the period of 2012 – 2019*.
Source: http://bit.ly/1OTZQ7M

 

The Smart Water Systems conference will not only discuss the market drivers responsible for this rapid growth, but address the increasingly large role that data and information plays in the water management industry and analyse various data strategies and the demand for real-time information. As smart water meter roll outs have been happening across the UK and parts of Europe, challenges and new developments of this implementation - such as increasing water demand, meter reading challenges and customer focused approaches - will be a special focus.

 

This conference will take a deeper look at the value of the information that can be extracted from smart water meters beyond it’s before known use. New smart technologies and smart networks will be discussed, as well as concerns about data security and data protection. Smart Water Systems features talks about current challenges in water treatment, water cycle optimization and customer engagement programmes, presented by key speakers of the industry will successfully help you drive efficiency and increase your knowledge of smart water.
 

• Gather first hand insight into the challenges facing water utilities after the smart meter roll out, as well as the lessons learned


• Learn the hidden value of information that can be extracted from smart meters and what to do with this new data


• Discover new technologies and networks that could change the future of the smart water industry


• Find out the best solutions to customer related issues such as customer engagement and customer-focused approaches


• Develop an improved water economy by hearing about water challenges and how to maximize your resources

  • Utility and public sector companies: Project Managers and Directors for Metering Strategy, Leakage strategy, Water Efficiency, Asset Management, Data Management
  • Technology vendors: VPs, Directors, Managers of Business Development , Commercial Development, Marketing
  • Management Services/Consultants: Heads of Smart Water/ Smart Meter Data and Information Management
     

Advizzo; Affinity Water; Águas do Porto, EM; Anglian Water; Anglian Water Services Limited; Arqiva; Business Stream; Capgemini; CCWater; Diehl Metering; Dwr Cymru Welsh Water; Elster; GMC Utilities ; Hera Bologna Srl; HomeRider Systems; Irish Water and many more...*

*For a full list of past attendees including company names, job titles and country splits, please visit our DOWNLOAD CENTRE.
 

Advizzo; Affinity Water; Águas do Porto, EM; Anglian Water; Anglian Water Services Limited; Arqiva; Business Stream; Capgemini; CCWater; Diehl Metering; Dwr Cymru Welsh Water; Elster; GMC Utilities ; Hera Bologna Srl; HomeRider Systems; Irish Water; Itron; Itron Metering Solutions Ltd; Itron Metering Solutions UK Ltd; Jersey Water; Kamstrup; Kruger As; Mace Group; Navigant; Northumbrian Water; Ofwat; Provas; Sensus; Servelec Technologies; Siemens; south east water; South West Water; South West Water Limited; Southern Water; Suez Advanced Solutions; Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc; Thames Water; The Behavioural Insights Team; The Behaviouralist; The Water Report; Tridium Europe Ltd; TVS Supply Chain Solutions; United Utilities; United Utilities Plc; University of Exeter; University Of The West Of England Bristol; Veolia Environmental Services; WATER BOARD OF LIMASSOL; Welsh Water; Wessex Water; Yorkshire Water Services Limited; Z-Tech Control Systems Ltd;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 Scotland the Hydro Nation – Building a water economy

Jon Rathjen

Jon Rathjen, Team Leader - Water Industry, Scottish Government
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  • Maximising the monetary and non-monetary value of water resources
  • Building a water economy
  • Innovation and tackling the big water challenges
  • Good Governance and putting the customer centre stage
  • 9:50 Data governance and strategy

    Mike Bishop

    Mike Bishop, Head of Operational Control and Development, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Why do you need a data strategy
  • Why do you need data governance
  • What does data stewardship deliver
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Tapping into the power of Behavioural Science

    Peter Yolles

    Peter Yolles, Founder & Chief Policy Officer, WaterSmart Software

  • How UK utilities can achieve measurable results in conservation by using the underutilised technique of behavioural science
  • WaterSmart’s learnings and best practises to reduce water consumption
  • Increasing customer satisfaction through customer engagement and analytics software tools
  • 11:40 Smart CUSTO-MetERing

    Ali Fanshawe

    Ali Fanshawe, Metering Strategy Manager, Thames Water
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  • A customer engagement programme with leakage and demand benefits
  • A new customer journey – what does the customer want?
  • How the programme is changing the way we work with customers
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Passive Meter Reading – 18 months in

    Neil Harper

    Neil Harper, Operational Development Manager, United Utilities Plc
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  • Progress report to date – where are we now?
  • Facing new challenges
  • How useful is the retrieved data?
  • Conclusions and what lessons we have learned
  • 14:10 From Data to Water 4.0 – Simple beginnings

    Oliver Grievson

    Oliver Grievson, Group Manager, Water Industry Process Automation & Control Group

  • Where does our data come from?
  • Are we really Data Rich, Information Poor
  • The data information super highway
  • Water 4.0
  • 14:50 Smart Network Developments

    Jeremy Heath

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

  • Data Collection: An update on the latest IoT developments
  • Data Processing: How to prevent DRIP (Data rich, information poor)
  • Data Display: Making intuitive information dashboards
  • Data Mobilisation: Ensuring your field force have access to the data
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Harnessing the variety of real-time information sources

    Pierre Brunet

    Pierre Brunet, Vice President Smart Cities Solutions, Veolia

  • Analytics to reconcile signals from leak detection, metering, asset management and energy efficiency
  • From data to cost-effective impact
  • Waternamics, a hypervision platform to increase operation responsiveness and transparency
  • 16:40 Information and its role in the high performing culture

    Ken Black

    Ken Black, Optimisation Manager, Northumbrian Water

  • Development of the Northumbrian Water House of Quality
  • Creating a Future-proof framework
  • Right Data Right Time Right Place Right Person
  • Transforming Data into Wisdom

  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 Smart Networks – A control group approach

    John Brewington

    John Brewington, Innovation Manager, Severn Trent Water

  • Severn Trent is turning the Trimpley Control Group into a Smart Network Model Area.
  • A range of smart technologies will deliver improved asset performance and customer service.
  • Technology trials underway for water quality monitoring, pressure management and leakage identification.
  • The project will also utilise enabling technologies including data analytics and asset visualisation.
  • 9:50 Smart innovation to help customers save water and money

    Ben Earl

    Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manager, Southern Water
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  • Southern Water’s smart metering: what does it mean for customers?
  • What products and services are on offer?
  • How does working in partnership aid the targeting strategy?
  • Using data effectively to drive efficiency
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Smart Utilities to Capitalise on Data Opportunities

    Monica Pena  Galan

    Monica Pena Galan, Business Development Manager, Energy Saving Trust

  • Smart Metering - Data
  • Taking the maximum from the data
  • Understanding the customers
  • Engagement strategies

     

  • 11:40 An Update on Water Metering in Ireland – From Domestic to Non-Domestic

    Kevin Murray

    Kevin Murray, Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
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  • The completion of the First Phase of Domestic Metering in Ireland (2013-2016)
  • Technology options for metering of multi-unit developments
  • Non-Domestic metering asset management challenges
  • Leveraging value from metering data into future connection programmes

     

  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Optimising the man made water cycle

  • The importance of managing the man made water cycle
  • How we innovate to enable this
  • Developing and delivering a Source to Source Optimisation strategy

  • Andy Smith

    Andy Smith, Regional Optimisation Manager, Anglian Water

    Matt Kirk

    Matt Kirk, Shop Window Programme Manager, Anglian Water

    14:10 The Internet of Things and its role in driving digital transformation

    Andy Blackhall

    Andy Blackhall, Strategy Manager, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • IoT - the workforce of the future
  • How to make asset management mobile?
  • Increased flexibility and adaptability
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Real Time Water Demand Forecast with Big Data: Alicante experience

    Antonio Sanchez Zaplana

    Antonio Sanchez Zaplana, Engineer Manager, Aguas de Alicante
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  • Alicante context
  • Big Data vs Water Demand
  • Water Demand Forecast

     

  • 16:00 Automated Detection of Pipe Faults in Smart Wastewater Systems

    Zoran Kapelan

    Zoran Kapelan, Professor of Water Systems Engineering, University of Exeter

  • Effective and efficient fault detection in sewer pipes using standard CCTV footage
  • Technology based on image processing and artificial intelligence techniques
  • Developed in collaboration with large UK water company
  • Potential for substantial cost savings and other benefits

  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Ali Fanshawe

    Ali Fanshawe

    Metering Strategy Manager, Thames Water
    Antonio Sanchez Zaplana

    Antonio Sanchez Zaplana

    Engineer Manager, Aguas de Alicante
    Ben Earl

    Ben Earl

    Water Efficiency Manager, Southern Water
    Jon Rathjen

    Jon Rathjen

    Team Leader - Water Industry, Scottish Government
    Kevin Murray

    Kevin Murray

    Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
    Neil Harper

    Neil Harper

    Operational Development Manager, United Utilities Plc

    Ali Fanshawe

    Metering Strategy Manager, Thames Water
    Ali Fanshawe

    Ali Fanshawe CENV MSc BA (Hons)
    Ali is a commercially-focused sustainability expert having moved from banking into the environmental sector in 2008. Since moving from the advisory world (sustainability consultancy) she has spent the last 6 years in the water sector, firstly at Yorkshire Water running a £100m transformation programme for the wastewater treatment directorate and latterly at Thames Water in the metering team. Since joining Thames, Ali has worked with stakeholders to tactically shift the in-AMP smart metering roll-out programme based on early learnings from customers and delivery teams. Ali’s team are also responsible for the smart metering roadmap for Thames and the AMP7 strategy.

    Andy Blackhall

    Strategy Manager, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
    Andy Blackhall

    Andy has a Bsc (Hons) in Environmental management from Swansea University and holds over 10 years experience in clean and waste water distribution networks. As Dwr Cyrmu’s Water strategy manager, Andy is currently responsible for the delivery of key targets within the business including leakage management, Water efficiency and Water regulations compliance, Smart metering and demand forecasting. The role extends to significant contribution towards Water Resource Management planning, applying industry best practice to forecasting demand, development of strategies to manage this and interpretation into operational delivery plans and asset investment. Andy sits on various technical steering groups in the UK for Ukwir, and is Board member of the NGO Waterwise.

    Andy Smith

    Regional Optimisation Manager, Anglian Water
    Andy Smith

    Andy Smith – Regional Optimisation Manager
    Specialising in leakage control and network management, Andy has worked within the water industry both in the UK and overseas for over 25 years. His current role as Regional Optimisation Manager for Anglian Water involves working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement a range of innovative interventions and solutions as part of Anglian Waters Strategy for Source to Source Optimisation.

    Antonio Sanchez Zaplana

    Engineer Manager, Aguas de Alicante
    Antonio Sanchez Zaplana

    Innovation and Technology Manager. IT specialist holding degrees in Telecommunications Engineering, Business Administration and Telecommunications Economy, with more than seventeen years of experience in Water Sector. He has been involved in international research projects.

    Ben Earl

    Water Efficiency Manager, Southern Water
    Ben Earl

    Ben Earl is the Water Efficiency Manager for Southern Water where he is developing future strategy, implementing new business models and delivering ambitious water efficiency targets. Ben is Chair of the UK Water Label Steering group working with business, NGOs and government to change the way customers relate to water saving products. Before working for a Utility, Ben was Environmental Affairs Manager for B&Q, part of the global Kingfisher home improvement group, where he delivered key business sustainability targets and improvements to products purchased by customers. Ben’s early career was spent working for politicians before major roles in the charitable sector, including the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

    Chris Wallace

    Director of Communications, Scottish Water Solutions
    Chris Wallace

    Chris Wallace has a background in Advertising and PR, and was an agency CEO which has developed some of the country’s best-known campaigns. He was Communications Director of Scottish Water for nine years, during which its reputation was transformed the country’s most trusted utility. He now leads his own successful transformation consultancy.

    Jeremy Heath

    Innovation Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc
    Jeremy Heath

    With over 20 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 SESW. This involves both the development of an innovation culture and the introduction of new technologies into the Water Industry, in particular the Smart Water Network. This innovative network will be built on enhanced sensors, a communication layer, intelligent processing, intuitive graphical displays and workforce mobilisation.

    John Brewington

    Innovation Manager, Severn Trent Water
    John Brewington

    As one of 5 Innovation Managers at Severn Trent, John is leading the development of 2 model areas as part of a company wide, Smart Network programme. In the Spernal Redditch catchment and the Trimpley Control Group, John’s team are coordinating the delivery and evaluation of a range of Smart technologies which enhance the efficiency, performance, visibility and control of a more integrated network.
    With a variety of previous roles at the Environment Agency, John has over 15 years’ experience of delivering tangible environmental improvements particularly in relation to the management of water in our urban catchments. John joined Severn Trent to lead the Birmingham Urban Demonstrator - a scalable and replicable model for delivering community centred Integrated Water Management.

    Jon Rathjen

    Team Leader - Water Industry, Scottish Government
    Jon Rathjen

    Jon Rathjen is the team leader of the Water Industry Team in the Scottish Government with policy responsibility for the Scottish Water Industry including sponsorship of the public corporation Scottish Water and the new Hydro Nation agenda. Scotland the Hydro Nation focuses on the economic, social and environmental development of the value of water resources in Scotland and the raising of Scotland’s international profile through its performance on global water issues.

    Jon has over 25 years experience as a Public Servant having worked for Customs and Excise and now the Scottish Government. With experience in front line service delivery and then with policy responsibilities from IT security through to Better Public Service Delivery and e-Government, Sustainable Development, and now the Water Industry.

    Ken Black

    Optimisation Manager, Northumbrian Water
    Ken Black

    Kevin Murray

    Metering Technology & 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.

    Matt Kirk

    Shop Window Programme Manager, Anglian Water
    Matt Kirk

    Matt started his career in 2009 joining Anglian Water as a Graduate Management Trainee. Shortly after the graduate programme, Matt became a Water Supply Manager during which he was responsible for managing the potable water supply to the areas of Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. In 2015, Matt joined the @One Alliance as a Project Delivery Manager working on Anglian Water’s largest capital project in AMP6 – Heigham Sustainability Scheme. After a short time as a Project Manager, Matt assumed the role of Programme Manager within Anglian Water’s Innovation Team responsible for delivering the Anglian Water Shop Window and Water Innovation Network as well as strategically managing Open Innovation and Integration within Anglian Water.
    Matt graduated from the University of Lancaster with a BSc in Business and Economics and is a Chartered Environmentalist with the Institute of Water.

    Mike Bishop

    Head of Operational Control and Development, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
    Mike Bishop

    Currently Mike is Head of Operational Control and Development where he covers a range of functions including the Data Science team, Developer Services and the SMART Hub.
    Before joining DCWW Mike worked for a large Contractor as Engineering Director and before that he was with Severn Trent where his roles included Engineering and Leakage Director and Head of Business Improvement. During this time he also delivered a numbered of Business change and IT projects where he developed his interest in technology and how it can be applied in the Water Industry

    Monica Pena Galan

    Business Development Manager, Energy Saving Trust
    Monica Pena  Galan

    Monica Pena Galan is a development manager for the Energy Saving Trust. Monica has an extensive consulting career in energy efficiency, water and sustainability markets sectors across Europe and Latin America.
    Monica has held leadership and consultancy roles in the energy and sustainability industry, both in Europe and Latin America. Her projects have included sustainability, energy and low carbon strategies, renewable energy generation and new product development in the energy efficiency and water markets.
    She is a chemical and energy engineer and also holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering and an MBA from Cass Business School.

    Neil Harper

    Operational Development Manager, United Utilities Plc
    Neil Harper

    Neil has worked at United Utilities for over 30 years and has extensive experience in the area of water metering. In his current role as Operational Development Manager, he is responsible for the development and delivery of metering strategy and policy, and has developed the ‘passive’ meter reading solution from concept to delivery as a fully embedded meter reading solution, unique in the UK. The passive solution utilised by UUW is believed to be the largest in the world.
    Neil is also the current Chair of the Water UK Revenue Metering Network.

    Oliver Grievson

    Group Manager, Water Industry Process Automation & Control Group
    Oliver Grievson

    Oliver Grievson is the group manager of the Water Industry Process & Automation Group as well as a Director of the Sensors for Water Interest Group and a member of the IWA SG on ICA. As well as working as a Technical Manager in Instrumentation for one of the UK Water Utilities he is a specialist in the development of the “Smart Operation” for the Global Water Industry.

    Peter Yolles

    Founder & Chief Policy Officer, WaterSmart Software
    Peter Yolles

    Peter leads WaterSmart’s governmental and regulatory affairs activities in addition to new market development. He has decades of experience in water conservation and efficiency, water rights and transfers, environmental regulation, finance, economics and policy. Prior to WaterSmart, Peter was Director of Water Resource Protection for The Nature Conservancy, where he led river restoration efforts throughout California. As Vice President at Western Water Company, he completed water transfer agreements with California agricultural water districts to conserve and lease water to municipal water districts. Early in his career, Peter also worked at GE Capital Solutions, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pacific Institute. Peter earned his MBA in Finance from the Yale School of Management and an MES in Water Science, Management and Policy from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

    Pierre Brunet

    Vice President Smart Cities Solutions, Veolia
    Pierre Brunet

    Zoran Kapelan

    Professor of Water Systems Engineering, University of Exeter
    Zoran Kapelan

    Prof. Zoran Kapelan is Professor of Water Systems Engineering and Head of the Water and Environment Group at the University of Exeter. He is an IWA Fellow and Chartered Engineer with CIWEM with over 27 years of research and consulting experience in the water industry. His research interests are centred on wide range of issues related to urban water systems including development of smart water technologies. Recent examples include data analytics for real-time detection and location of bursts/leaks in distribution systems and blockages and pipe faults in wastewater systems. Prof. Kapelan pioneered the award winning real-time burst/leak detection technology that is now used companywide in one of the largest UK water utilities resulting in multi-million pounds annual savings via reduced operational costs. Further information can be obtained at www.people.ex.ac.uk/zkapelan.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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

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

     

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Diehl Metering

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.diehl.com/en/diehl-metering.html

    Diehl Metering produces more than 7 million meters and 4.6 million radio modules a year for our international customers in the water, heat, cooling, gas and electricity supply. We help energy utilities all over the world to optimize processes, cut costs and operate ecologically and sustainably.

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    Veolia

    Sponsors
    http://www.veolia.com/en

    Around the globe, Veolia's 174,000 employees help cities and industries to manage, optimise and make the most of their resources. The company provides an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials – with a focus on waste recovery – to promote the transition toward a circular economy.


    Watersmart

    Sponsors
    http://www.watersmart.com/

    WaterSmart Software provides intelligence beyond the meter to make the lives of water utility managers easier. WaterSmart provides a cloud-based, customer engagement and analytics platform that has been proven to increase water conservation by 3-5% within 6 months, and increase customer satisfaction by more than 35%. WaterSmart recently won the globally coveted World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers Award. Learn more at www.watersmart.com

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    Navigant Research

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    http://www.navigantresearch.com/

    Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.


    International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijetp

    IJETP is a vehicle to provide a refereed and authoritative source of information in the field of energy technology and policy.


    NRG Energy

    Supporters
    http://www.nrgexpert.com

    NRGExpert is an independent energy market intelligence and research company. We specialise in energy market research reports, energy market databases and energy market consulting as well as analysis and market forecasts. Our global energy market research reports cover the electricity, water and waste, gas, hydrogen, nuclear and the renewable energy markets. We follow the energy markets very closely and we produce a wide range of reports, databases and directories. We also answer very specific energy market information requirements with our energy market consulting and data services. We provide information to a wide range of companies, associations, education and government bodies and organisations.


    Inderscience Publishers

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com

    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.


    British Water

    Supporters
    http://www.britishwater.co.uk

    British Water is the trade association for the water industry supply chain, representing the industry collectively to government, regulators, other institutions, customers and the media. www.britishwater.co.uk


    International Journal of Water

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijw

    IJW is a fully refereed journal, providing a high profile international outlet for analyses and discussions of all aspects of water, environment and society. IJW highlights the importance and multidisciplinarity of water in our vital ecosystems. It promotes contributions in the areas of integration, synthesis and assessment in scientific research, engineering solutions and technological innovations in support of adaptation planning and management to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare, paving the way towards sustainable development.


    International Journal of Environment and Waste Management

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijewm

    IJEWM is a refereed reference and authoritative source of information in the field of environmental and waste management Together with its sister publications IJEP, IJETM and IJGEnvI, it provides a comprehensive coverage of environmental issues. It covers both engineering/technical and management solutions.


    International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijhst

    IJHST is a peer-reviewed international journal covering research and practical studies on hydrological science, technology, water resources and related topics including water, air and soil pollution and hazardous waste issues. IJHST was initiated to communicate ideas, findings, methods, techniques or summaries of interesting projects or investigations in the area of hydrology.


    International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijesd

    IJESD addresses matters related to environment and sustainable development, paying special attention to relevant issues in developing countries while reporting on the latest environmental trends in industrialised nations. Its range of themes encompasses ecological studies, field research, empirical work and descriptive analyses on topics such as environmental systems, environmental policies and politics, environmental legislation, environmental impact assessment, water and energy related issues, and sustainability. Other matters related to or which influence the international debate on sustainability will be also considered.


    International Journal of Internet of Things and Cyber-Assurance

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijitca

    The Internet of Things must address the reliable and timely delivery of information, regardless of cyber-threats, using secure automatic processes over distributed and heterogeneous computing systems. IJITCA provides an embedded security, information assurance and cyber-security research perspective, illustrating how cyber-assurance must integrate with IoT devices and networks to understand how these individual components interact in ways to resist and avoid intentional attempts to compromise normal operations. IJITCA addresses the protection of IoT networks from mobile devices to complex processing systems.


    Institute of Water

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    https://www.instituteofwater.org.uk/

    The Institute of Water is the only professional body which caters exclusively for the UK water industry. We aim to inspire our members to reach their potential and develop their careers through learning, recognition, networking and professional development. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the water sector, at any level and from any discipline. Our members are drawn from water companies, suppliers, contractors, consultants and regulators and membership has something to offer everyone.


    The Water Network

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    http://www.thewaternetwork.com

    The Water Network by AquaSPE AG is the largest online knowledge-sharing platform and business center for global water professionals with members from over 185 countries representing over 7500 companies. Our objective is to make a significant impact in helping people find solutions to their water challenges. We connect people and content based on proprietary algorithms and water taxonomy that has been built by the water professionals community. Together we help bridge the information gap between grassroots workers, researchers, technology experts and industry professionals.


    Future Water Association

    Supporters
    http://www.futurewaterassociation.com/

    The Future Water Association aims to shape the future of the water sector through: • taking a leadership role with Government, industry, members and the public • focusing on innovation and education • increasing engagement throughout the membership and across the sector • becoming the voice of the sector 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


    Water Briefing

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    http://www.waterbriefing.org

    Water Briefing is a leading daily news and intelligence service provider for the UK water sector and broader water resource issues. Waterbriefing delivers daily news, company data and product information straight to the desks of purchasers, users and specifiers of equipment and services in the UK water and wastewater industry. Coverage includes: • Breaking news as it happens – the top international, national and regional news stories • Company news – contract wins, clients, upcoming tenders and business opportunities • Existing and upcoming legislation and policy updates – the key drivers that lie behind many of the sector’s purchasing decisions Water Briefing also delivers a weekly newsletter to 7000 key named decision makers across the water sector.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

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    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

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

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

     

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    ‘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, SMI 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@smi-online.co.uk

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