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

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


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

 

  • Hear first hand accounts of the results and progress made from some of the largest UK and European smart water system roll outs
  • Learn how to locate and extract meaningful information from the big data generated by smart water systems
  • Listen to case studies of how water companies are using utilising smart data to produce significant environmental, social and economic advantage
  • Discuss the best way of obtaining and maintaining customer engagement

 

 

Water Efficiency Managers

Leakage Strategy Managers

Meter Suppliers

Software Providers

Metering Technology Managers

Water Managers

IT Consultants

Data Analysts

Technology Managers

Managing Directors

Accenture; Aguas De Cascais Sa; Anglian Water Services Limited; Aqualogy UK; ARAD; Brookfield Utilities; Consumer Council for Water; Dwr Cymru Welsh Water; Energy Saving Trust; Envisager; Frost & Sullivan; gemserv ltd; Hagihon Ltd; Hera Bologna Srl; Irish Water; Jersey Water; Nexus Water; Nicta; Ofwat Uk; Scottish Water Solutions; Severn Trent Water; South East Water Ltd.; South Staffs Water; Southern Water plc; Statkraft Energi AS; Technolog Ltd; Thames Water; Thames Water Plc; The Water Briefing; Tynemarch Systems Ltd; UK Trade and Investment; Vandcenter Syd A/S; Veolia Environmental Services; ViaSat; Vitens; Water Loss Research and Analysis Ltd; Water Services Association Of Australia; Waterfall Security Solutions; Wessex Water;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker, Water Efficiency Manager, Thames Water

9:10 Thames Water project: Smarter water efficiency

Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker, Water Efficiency Manager, Thames Water

  • Delivering the UK’s largest water efficiency programme 
  • Combining water efficiency and smart metering 
  • The in-home customer experience
     
  • 9:50 United Utilities' ‘passive’ data collection strategy

    Neil Harper

    Neil Harper, Metering Strategy Manager, United Utilities Plc

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Delivering benefit from smart water metering

    Danny Leamon

    Danny Leamon, Head of Metering , Thames Water

    Martin Hall

    Martin Hall, Metering Technology Manager, Thames Water

  • Progress with the programme roll-out
  • Lessons learned and challenges to date
  • Initial benefits delivered in terms of customer side leakage, accurate bills and customer demand reduction
  • Plans to realise future opportunities
  • 11:40 The benefits of integrating data from multiple sources and automating analytics to optimise energy efficiency and reduce operational costs

    Chris Irwin

    Chris Irwin, Business Development Director, Tridium Europe

  • Harmonising data from disparate systems is key to effective site and enterprise management
  • Real-time monitoring is vital to maximise the potential for operational and end energy savings
  • Data is of no value unless it can be “mined” for actionable insights
  • Automated analytics can revolutionise fault diagnostics and energy optimisation
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Pannel discussion: Turning smart data into real life information

    Andrew Tucker

    Andrew Tucker, Water Efficiency Manager, Thames Water

    Neil Harper

    Neil Harper, Metering Strategy Manager, United Utilities Plc

    Chris Irwin

    Chris Irwin, Business Development Director, Tridium Europe

  • What are the main challenges smart data presents water companies with?
  • How can water companies turn smart data into useful information?
  • What is the customers expectation of how they can use smart data?
  • 14:00 How can working with behavioural science help customer engagement?

    Daniel White

    Daniel White, Co-Founder, The Behaviouralist

    14:40 Customer engagement in relation to the rollout of water metering

    Deryck Hall

    Deryck Hall, Head of Policy & Research, Consumer Council for Water

  • What customers need to know and when
  • Some of the barriers that need to be overcome
  • What can help smooth the transition and secure customer “buy-in"
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Keeping the customer satisfied

    Jeremy Heath

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

  • How to keep our customers informed about network changes and issues
  • Monitoring water usage with mobile applications and web pages
  • The challenges and benefits of the latest communication methods
  • 16:20 Smart water systems: A social necessity

    Melika Righi

    Melika Righi, Project Manager , Hera

  • Using smart water systems to provide more accessible data for the customer
  • Increasing the fairness of water payment by ensuring people pay for exactly what they use
  • What smart water systems can do for the customer when used in conjunction with other utility services
  • What smart water systems might be able to do for the customer in the future
  • 17:00 Ofwat : Putting customers at the heart of the decision making

    Georgina Mills

    Georgina Mills, Delivery Director, Ofwat

  • PR14: Moving to a customer-focused approach to regulation
  • PR19: Strengthening the role of customer engagement
  • Seeing customers as partners in the design and delivery of solutions
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Andrew Tucker

    Andrew Tucker, Water Efficiency Manager, Thames Water

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jeremy Heath

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

    9:10 A behavioural insight: Water, energy and sustainability

    Elisabeth  Costa

    Elisabeth Costa, Head of Sustainability, The Behavioural Insights Team

  • An introduction to behavioural insights and the Behavioural Insights Team
  • Applying behavioural insights to public policy: the EAST framework (Easy, Social, Attractive, Timely)
  • Viewing water and energy through the EAST framework
  • 9:50 Universal Metering Programme – more than just the meters

    Penny  Hodge

    Penny Hodge, Head of Policy, Southern Water

  • How Southern Water delivered the first large-scale compulsory metering programme in the UK
  • The role that customer and stakeholder engagement played in the programme
  • The package of measures that supported the programme and delivered for customers
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 How much water do we use, and how much can we save? Data from a joint initiative with Bristol Water Plc

    Chad Staddon

    Chad Staddon, Director, Bristol Group for Water Research, University Of The West Of England Bristol

  • The largest experimental study of its kind, studying both “all water” and “hot water” use
  • Mixed quantitative and qualitative methodology
  • Baseline water consumption is higher than expected
  • Water conservation interventions often have perverse consequences
  • 11:40 Building blocks for big data

    Natalie  Jakomis

    Natalie Jakomis, Chief Statistician and Head of Smart Hub Support and Development , Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Data governance and the building blocks
  • Building a solid foundation
  • A data strategy and roadmap
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Instrumentation: The importance of instrumentation in data and information in the water industry

    Oliver Grievson

    Oliver Grievson, Group Manager, Anglian Water

  • The current trend of Big Data and Small Information
  • The importance of instrumentation
  • Getting the basics right
  • 14:00 Domestic water metering: Drive-by (automatic meter reading) in Ireland

    Kevin Murray

    Kevin Murray, Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water

  • Metering roll-out on a national scale; short Programme
  • Selection of metering solutions (drive by AMR)
  • Harvesting useable information from data
  • Realising the benefits for sustainable water supply
  • 14:40 Detecting and locating leaks using big data analytics

    Zoran Kapelan

    Zoran Kapelan, Proffessor, University of Exeter

  • Using predictive data analytics to detect and locate leaks following pipe bursts
  • Translating real-time sensor and other data into actionable alarms
  • Examples from a real UK water system
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Separating leakage from demand using smart data and data smartly

    Katy Walker

    Katy Walker, Demand Management & Leakage, Yorkshire Water Services Limited

  • The impact of meter penetration on the use of smart data
  • Alternative methods for gathering demand and leakage data
  • Applying available data in smarter ways to improve representativeness
  • 16:30 Moving towards a source to source optimisation strategy

    Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith, Regional Optimisation Manager, Anglian Water

    Rebecca Harrison

    Rebecca Harrison, Programme Manager - Optimised Sewer Networks , Anglian Water

  • Where are we now?
  • Synergies between water and water recycling
  • Turning data into information
  • The Anglian Water Shop Window
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith

    Regional Optimisation Manager, Anglian Water
    Danny Leamon

    Danny Leamon

    Head of Metering , Thames Water
    Kevin Murray

    Kevin Murray

    Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
    Penny  Hodge

    Penny Hodge

    Head of Policy, Southern Water

    Andrew Smith

    Regional Optimisation Manager, Anglian Water
    Andrew Smith

    Andrew Tucker

    Water Efficiency Manager, Thames Water
    Andrew Tucker

    Chad Staddon

    Director, Bristol Group for Water Research, University Of The West Of England Bristol
    Chad Staddon

    Chris Irwin

    Business Development Director, Tridium Europe
    Chris Irwin

    Daniel White

    Co-Founder, The Behaviouralist
    Daniel White

    Danny Leamon

    Head of Metering , Thames Water
    Danny Leamon

    Deryck Hall

    Head of Policy & Research, Consumer Council for Water
    Deryck Hall

    Elisabeth Costa

    Head of Sustainability, The Behavioural Insights Team
    Elisabeth  Costa

    Georgina Mills

    Delivery Director, Ofwat
    Georgina Mills

    Jeremy Heath

    Innovation Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc
    Jeremy Heath

    Katy Walker

    Demand Management & Leakage, Yorkshire Water Services Limited
    Katy Walker

    Kevin Murray

    Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
    Kevin Murray

    Martin Hall

    Metering Technology Manager, Thames Water
    Martin Hall

    Melika Righi

    Project Manager , Hera
    Melika Righi

    Natalie Jakomis

    Chief Statistician and Head of Smart Hub Support and Development , Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
    Natalie  Jakomis

    Neil Harper

    Metering Strategy Manager, United Utilities Plc
    Neil Harper

    Oliver Grievson

    Group Manager, Anglian Water
    Oliver Grievson

    Penny Hodge

    Head of Policy, Southern Water
    Penny  Hodge

    Rebecca Harrison

    Programme Manager - Optimised Sewer Networks , Anglian Water
    Rebecca Harrison

    Zoran Kapelan

    Proffessor, University of Exeter
    Zoran Kapelan

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    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.


    Homerider Systems

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

    Homerider Systems, a Veolia Water subsidiary, specialises in smart water metering and water networks management technology. We have over 4 million smart meters deployed and were winners of the European Smart Metering Innovation of the Year Award in both 2014 & 2015 with our original solution for the remote collection and management of ‘big’ data on a single radio network.


    Sensus

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

    Sensus helps a wide range of public service providers - from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses - do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach further through the application of smart metering and smart grid technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at sensus.com and follow @SensusGlobal on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


    Tridium

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

    Tridium is the global leader in open platform software for automation infrastructure, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration solutions. Tridium’s Niagara Framework enables connectivity, integration and interoperability of millions of devices deployed in buildings today, and empowers partners to develop intelligent equipment systems and smart devices that enable collaboration and communication between the enterprise and edge assets. Tridium platforms allow users to build and manage complex monitoring, control and automation solutions, including applications for energy management, telecommunications, M2M and smart services, building control, facility management, industrial automation, medical equipment and physical security. The company is an independent business entity of Honeywell International Inc. For more information see www.tridiumeurope.com

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