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SMi is delighted to announce its 7th Annual Smart Water Systems Conference, which will be held in London on the 25th and 26th April 2018.

A smart water system is designed to gather meaningful and actionable data about the flow, pressure and distribution of an area's water supply and waste. Furthermore, it is critical that that the consumption and forecasting of water use is accurate, readable and manageable. That is why Smart Water Systems 2018 will look at topic areas such as the best solutions for monitoring and metering; understandings of customer expectations using behavioural science and data-collection tools; handling of 'big' data; and the operational strategies of UK and international utility companies that are already advancing with smart network technologies and strategies.

Water systems are a critical component of our broader utility management system in our increasingly technologically advanced society. Once water facilities are optimized and designed to gather meaningful and actionable data, industry leaders can make better and faster decisions about their operations, which can result in up to 30 percent energy savings and up to 15 percent reduction of water losses. This conference will witness a vast-breadth of experience in the smart world from the advanced systems of Thames Water's efficiency programme though to Water-Link's proactive flooding detection and many more examples from across Europe

The 2018 Smart Water Systems conference will therefore allow for informative presentations  from subject matter experts in all areas related to smart water systems, and thereby provide a tremendous opportunity for meaningful discussion. We look forward to you joining us at the event and we are excited to see you there!

  • 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

 

  • Metering Strategy Manager,
  • Leakage Strategy Manager,
  • Water Efficiency Manager,
  • Director of Asset Management
  • Sales Director,
  • Marketing Manager,
  • Business Development,
  • Network Manager
  • Asset Manager
  • Solution Provider
  • Innovation Manager
  • And lots more!

Advizzo; Aguas de Alicante; Anglian Water; Anglian Water Services; Anglian Water Services Limited; Aquametro AG; Arqiva; Arthur D.Riley; Asaheep Trading Est; Bristol Water plc; CMI Balteau; De Watergroep; Diehl Metering; Elster; Energy Saving Trust; Gutermann Limited; IBM Global Services; Irish Water; Jersey Water; Kamstrup A/S; KERLINK; Korean University; Mace Group; Northumbrian Water; Oxera; Royal HaskoningDHV; RWW / LebensraumWasser.com; Schneider Electric; Scottish Government; Scottish Water; Severn Trent Water; South East Water; South Staffs Waterá; South West Water; South West Water Plc; Southern Water; Suez Advanced Solutions; Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc; Thames Water; Thames Water Plc; Trimble water; United Utilities Plc; University of Exeter; VCS Denmark; Veolia; WallaceTransform; Water; Water Industry Process Automation & Control Group (WIPAC); Water Turbines; Waterbriefing; WaterSmart Software; Welsh Water; Wheatley Associates Ltd; Xylem;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jeremy Heath

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc
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9:10 Keynote Address: UK water industry: regulating for innovation and smart water

David Black

David Black, Senior Director of Water 2020, Ofwat
View Bio

  • Data, systems, customers and innovation
  • Approach to 2019 price review (PR19)
  • Development of wholesale markets
  • 9:50 Session Reserved for Advizzo

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Case Study: Maxinmising the benefit of smart water data through efficiency and customer engagement

    Andrew Tucker

    Andrew Tucker, Water Efficiency & Affordability Manager, Thames Water
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  • Delivering the UK's largest water efficiency programme
  • Customer engagement through smart data
  • Incentivising customer behaviours
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    11:40 Panel Discussion: How will smart metering play a role in strategies towards PR19 goals?

  • Collection and communication of data to customers and the wider public
  • Meeting expectations of network resilience and affordability
  • Digitization as the only path for innovation and improved efficiency?
  • Jeremy Heath

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

    Ben Earl

    Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manager, Southern Water
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    Andrew Tucker

    Andrew Tucker, Water Efficiency & Affordability Manager, Thames Water
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    Bob Stear

    Bob Stear, Deputy Chief Engineer, Severn Trent Water Ltd

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Case Study: Utilising smart meters and engaging communities to help incentivise customers to lower consumption

    Ben Earl

    Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manager, Southern Water
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  • Water efficiency and the affordability agenda
  • Community rewards
  • Gamification to achieve results
  • 14:00 Achieiving measurable results, the power of WaterSmart Software

    Peter Yolles

    Peter Yolles, Founder & Chief Policy Officer, WaterSmart Software
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  • We will discuss the power of behavioural science in improving water efficiency, including the definition of descriptive and injunctive norms, default options, goal setting and public commitment
  • WaterSmart will share the program design used in South Staffordshire's pilot program
  • Early results of the program will be shared, including changes in water use efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • 14:40 Reducing leakage by 15% over the next five years - the role of innovation

    Bob Stear

    Bob Stear, Deputy Chief Engineer, Severn Trent Water Ltd

  • Leakage - the challenges and opportunities
  • Constructing a Technology Roadmap
  • Innovation trials and opportunities to support
  • The role for (really) smart metering
  • Embedding innovation that delivers
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Anglian Water Shop Window - Smarter Water

    Steve Kaye

    Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation, Anglian Water Service Limited
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  • The Anglian Water Shop Window demonstrates how to drive Operational efficiencies through real-time control of Assets.
  • Multi-Parameter sensors play a big part in providing Data, creating an internet of things, improving reliability of Assets and delivery improved Customer Service
  • Smart meters are being used in the Shop Window not only to influence supply and demand but to monitor the network and also influence Customer behaviour
  • 16:30 Operating Intelligence: Using data in conjunction with the role of the employee experience in a learning organisation

    Martin Jackson

    Martin Jackson, Head of IS Strategy and Enterprise Architecture, Northumbrian Water

  • How can we operate and utilise data more intelligently to achieve our key KPI's?
  • Engaging field teams to collect better quality data for asset management
  • Case Study: Northumbrian's employee experience strategy through data-communication developments
  • Changing how we deliver information to our teams
  • Optimising on intuitive technology experiences - Wearables, Voice, etc.
  • Understanding the data for intelligent decision-making
  • Short, medium, and long-term roadmap and our broader digital strategy
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jeremy Heath

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

    9:10 Keynote Address: A vision for the evolution of water metering into a world of smart sensors

    Kevin Murray

    Kevin Murray, Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
    View Bio

  • Recognising the value of unintended consequences of rapidly changing circumstances
  • Evolving service opportunities as meter and sensor costs decline
  • A landscape of smart cities and smart utilities
  • Leveraging the opportunity of the architecture to deliver new services
  • Integration of consumption measurement devices into a universal approach
  • 9:50 Case Study: Vitens utility - Smart grid in a connected society

    Jan Gooijer

    Jan Gooijer, Innovation Manager, Vitens N.V.
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  • Vision: why do utilities need a smart grid?
  • Initial steps: sensoring and monitoring
  • Need for advanced analytics
  • Next steps: building a business case
  • Connect with a digital society
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Case Study: Smart metering: enhacing customer intimacy and efficient water management

    Bert De Winter

    Bert De Winter, Chief Innovation Officer, De Watergroep
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  • Advanced metering analytics: new insights for water and energy conservation
  • Customer engagement
  • Platform architecture and data protection
  • Timeline
  • 11:40 Case Study: From commodity to service in the water industry: smart systems enable the transformation

    Steven De Schrijver

    Steven De Schrijver, Chief Operations Officer, Water-link
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  • Creating value through smart-meter roll-out
  • Proactive flooding detection
  • Monitoring decentralized, circular drinking water production
  • Integrated multi-utility asset management
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 An experimental approach to unravelling the advantages of big data in the distrbution grid

  • The benefits of hourly consumption measurements from all consumers
  • Mapping and categorising water loss using hourly measurements
  • Improving the early detection of leaks and bursts
  • Creating value from distributed pressure sensors
  • Quantifying the benefits of creating districts with separate water balances
  • Kristian Rokkjaer

    Kristian Rokkjaer, Head of Product Management, Water Systems, Kamstrup A/S
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    Lasse Kragbaek

    Lasse Kragbaek, Data Scientist, Kamstrup A/S
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    14:00 Panel Discussion: Everything is going smart, so where do we reposition?

  • What is the value or business case for smart water?
  • How can we develop the "Smart" vision further?
  • What are the barriers and linkages with the wider utility industry?
  • What are the research and innovation needs?
  • Jeremy Heath

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

    Jan Gooijer, Innovation Manager, Vitens N.V.
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    Steven De Schrijver

    Steven De Schrijver, Chief Operations Officer, Water-link
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    Bert De Winter

    Bert De Winter, Chief Innovation Officer, De Watergroep
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    14:40 Acciona Agua - Integrating smart water solutions

    Adrian Campos Gilbert

    Adrian Campos Gilbert, Automation and Control Engineer, Acciona Agua
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  • Approaching the integration concept
  • Setting benefits of smart water network integration
  • Implementation strategies: paradigm shift
  • SW4EU project in Burgos (real scenario)
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 The delivery of complex data in an operational environment – can new technology make our life easier?

    Gary Smith

    Gary Smith, Head of Integrated Management Systems and Asset Information, Welsh Water
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    Ben Evans

    Ben Evans, Data Governance Manager, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
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    16:30 Applying behavioural insights to energy, environment and sustainability

    Carolin Reiner

    Carolin Reiner, Associate Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team
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  • What are 'behavioural insights'?
  • The EAST framework: Four simple ways to apply behavioural insights
  • Case Study: Can smart meters effectively help reduce energy consumption among UK households?
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Adrian Campos Gilbert

    Adrian Campos Gilbert

    Automation and Control Engineer, Acciona Agua
    Andrew Tucker

    Andrew Tucker

    Water Efficiency & Affordability Manager, Thames Water
    Ben Earl

    Ben Earl

    Water Efficiency Manager, Southern Water
    Bert De Winter

    Bert De Winter

    Chief Innovation Officer, De Watergroep
    David Black

    David Black

    Senior Director of Water 2020, Ofwat
    Jan Gooijer

    Jan Gooijer

    Innovation Manager, Vitens N.V.
    Jeremy Heath

    Jeremy Heath

    Innovation Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc
    Kevin Murray

    Kevin Murray

    Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
    Steve Kaye

    Steve Kaye

    Head of Innovation, Anglian Water Service Limited
    Steven De Schrijver

    Steven De Schrijver

    Chief Operations Officer, Water-link

    Adrian Campos Gilbert

    Automation and Control Engineer, Acciona Agua
    Adrian Campos Gilbert

    Since October 2013 to present: ACCIONA AGUA, S.A.
    Autamation Engineer, Automation & Control Dpt.
    Current tasks
    • European project management FP7 "SMARTWATER4EUROPE: Demonstration of integrated smart water supply solutions at 4 sites across Europe", obtaining with it the company's internal award for Best Management 2015 in the category of ICT R & D Implementation (Accesit)
    • Support development of offers and support to other departments - business development and smart cities.
    • SCADA design executed by the ACCIONA AGUA Automation Department in different water treatment plants: La China, Gáldar, Qatar, Oum Azza, Ibarra, Putatan.
    • Process Manager at Arroyo Culebro Wastewater Treatment Plant (capacity: 172800 m3/d) from March 1 to June 30, 2017
     

    Andrew Tucker

    Water Efficiency & Affordability Manager, Thames Water
    Andrew Tucker

    Andrew is the Water Efficiency & Affordability Manager at Thames Water and is responsible for delivering the largest water saving targets in the UK water sector. He is overseeing the development and delivery of initiatives in household and business markets. The work streams are delivered in parallel with Thames’ smart metering rollout and as bespoke demand management initiatives. These include large-scale in-home retrofitting, water audits, businesses and schools, and water efficiency communications, retail propositions, online tools and customer advice. Andrew is also overseeing the development of Thames Water’s Affordability & Vulnerable Customer Strategy which covers social tariffs and priority services initiatives for vulnerable customers. Andrew overseas Thames’ relationship with Homeserve and represents Thames Water retail business on the WaterAid steering committee. Previously, Andrew has been the Water Strategy Manager for the Energy Savings Trust - working to integrate and drive water efficiency through the UK energy efficiency and carbon reduction agendas, and lead the development of the Water Energy Calculator. Andrew was Principal Policy Officer for Climate Change Adaptation and the Manager of the London Climate Change Partnership at the Greater London Authority, and worked in the Australian mining industry as an Environmental Adviser, within coal and base metal mining and processing operations.

    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. Before working for a Utility, Ben was Climate Change Advisor and then Environmental Affairs Manager for B&Q where he delivered key business sustainability targets and improvements to products purchased by customers. Ben’s early career was spent working for several politicians before major roles in the charitable sector.

    Ben Evans

    Data Governance Manager, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
    Ben Evans

    An experienced and certified Lean Six Sigma Black belt and change management professional comfortable working at both Senior Executive and Operational Levels with over 8 years’ experience creating and delivering change strategies for large scale complex programmes of work with a focus on business transformation, multi-function process improvements, procedure design, system development, strategy deployment and cost effective improvements.

    I am responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water data management strategy (WISER) and its goals, standards, practices, processes and technologies.
     

    Bert De Winter

    Chief Innovation Officer, De Watergroep
    Bert De Winter

    Bert De Winter is Chief Innovation Officer at De Watergroep, the largest drinking water company in Flanders, Belgium. He is the owner of the smart metering project at De Watergroep. He holds a degree in computer science engineering and a bachelor's degree in biotechnology. He has been working for De Watergroep since 2009, where until the end of 2017, as director of ICT, he has ensured the outsourcing of operational ICT, the rationalization of the application portfolio and the digitization of business processes. Between 1990 and 2006, he worked for the Agfa-Gevaert international imaging group at its head office in Belgium. He has worked in the central research and development division, where he has mainly worked on new imaging systems for the graphics and healthcare sector.

    Bob Stear

    Deputy Chief Engineer, Severn Trent Water Ltd
    Bob Stear

    Carolin Reiner

    Associate Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team
    Carolin Reiner

    Carolin works as an Associate Advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team focusing on energy, economic growth and sustainability. At BIT, she has been leading on aspects of a vast number of projects ranging from water consumption, sustainable food consumption to driving innovation across the UK. Before joining BIT in 2016, Carolin worked on climate policy issues at the German Institute for Economic Research. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) focused on quantitative policy evaluation from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Sciences Po Paris.

    David Black

    Senior Director of Water 2020, Ofwat
    David Black

    David is a senior director at Ofwat, the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales. He is leading the Water 2020 programme covering wholesale markets and the 2019 price review. Before taking this role, he was Director of Economics, closely involved in delivery of the 2014 price review, leading the finance and modelling team. David joined Ofwat in July 2012. Prior to joining Ofwat, David was an economics consultant, focusing on the communications and utilities sectors. Prior to consulting, David was an economist at Oftel and the New Zealand Treasury and NZ Commerce Commission.

    Dene Marshallsay

    Owner and Director, Artesia Consulting
    Dene Marshallsay

    Gary Smith

    Head of Integrated Management Systems and Asset Information, Welsh Water
    Gary Smith

    Head of Integrated Management Systems and Asset Information at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

    Gary heads a function comprising seven work streams at Dwr Cymru, delivering operational services with a strong focus on asset data management and data exploitation and the application of new and emerging technologies in an industrial context including augmented and virtual reality.

    Gary has worked in a wide range of industrial, offshore and service delivery environments and his expertise in Occupational Health and Safety and Risk Management has resulted in him being employed as an expert evidence in the prosecution and defence of businesses and individuals.

    Gary presently leads the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water team delivering big data outputs to field based operators using ruggedised and wearable technology utilising both AR, VR and the IoT– “the right information, presented in the right way, in the timely manner at the operator’s point of use with a view to reducing risk and driving efficiency”

     

    Jan Gooijer

    Innovation Manager, Vitens N.V.
    Jan Gooijer

    Jan Gooijer has a background in hydrology (MSc). He joined Vitens in 2016 as Innovation Manager. Previously Jan worked for a regional water authority in the Netherlands on water safety issues. As Innovation Manager, Jan is responsible for the whole spectrum of innovation taking place at Vitens, in collaboration with universities, knowledge institutes and technology providers ranging from large consultancy firms to small start-ups. Innovations range from new methods to detect RNA in a lab environment, to leak detection in the distribution network to integrated data analysis based on a smart sensor network. Jan chairs the innovation committee at Vitens that decides on financing new innovation proposals based on their innovativeness and their contribution to the mission and strategic goals of Vitens.

    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.

    Joseph Sanders

    Technical Lead - Asset Strategy, Artesia Consulting
    Joseph Sanders

    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.
     

    Kristian Rokkjaer

    Head of Product Management, Water Systems, Kamstrup A/S
    Kristian Rokkjaer

    Kristian is an experienced Product Manager for water systems at Kamstrup, with 10+ years in the water industry. His expertise areas include data analytics and data communication in general, as well as pressure management and smart water solutions.

    Lasse Kragbaek

    Data Scientist, Kamstrup A/S
    Lasse Kragbaek

    Lasse is a passionate data scientist at Kamstrup that works at unleashing the potential of smart meter data in the water industry. He has more than 10 years of experience in understanding complex systems and at making the complex understandable.

    Martin Jackson

    Head of IS Strategy and Enterprise Architecture, Northumbrian Water
    Martin Jackson

    Patrice Guillouzic

    Chief Executive Officer, Advizzo
    Patrice Guillouzic

    Peter Yolles

    Founder & Chief Policy Officer, WaterSmart Software
    Peter Yolles

    Peter leads WaterSmart’s new market development and governmental and regulatory affairs activities. He has decades of experience in water 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. 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.
     

    Steve Kaye

    Head of Innovation, Anglian Water Service Limited
    Steve Kaye

    Steve is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and has worked in the water industry for around twenty seven years. Steve has an MBA from City University in London and is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College and Brunel University.

    Steve’s career in the water started in the manufacturing industry where he was involved in the R&D and design.

    At Anglian Water Steve has held key roles in Capital Delivery and Operations and more recently as Head of Innovation.

    He has developed and led the company’s Open Innovation Strategy.

    Steve is a creative individual who is passionate about making a better world through innovation; he is actively involved in fostering collaborations with other companies, including other industrial sectors.

    He also chairs the Industrial Advisory Panel for the STREAM programme, a university collaboration funded by EPSRC.
     

    Steven De Schrijver

    Chief Operations Officer, Water-link
    Steven De Schrijver

    Steven De Schrijver works since 2008 for water-link. He is since 2015 water-link’s Chief Operations Officer. In this position, he is responsible for exploitation, maintenance, engineering and customer service & sales. Before, Steven was plant manager and process coordinator.
    After an education as bio-engineer (KULeuven), Steven followed a management education in France (DESS CAAE – IAE Aix-en-Provence) and an eMBA at the Antwerp Management School.
     

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Sponsors

    Exhibitors

    Official Media Partner

    Supporters

    Workshops

    A Data Driven Approach to Managing Water Networks
    Workshop

    A Data Driven Approach to Managing Water Networks

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
    24th April 2018
    London, United Kingdom

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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Kamstrup

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.kamstrup.com/water-metering

    Kamstrup's smart water metering solutions combine the latest ultrasonic technology and next-generation remote reading with advanced data analysis and state-of-the-art leakage surveillance.

    We deliver solutions in all shapes and sizes. From individual meters and remote reading systems to fully automated service solutions. Despite every project being unique, the starting point is always the same. You, the customer.


    Sponsors


    Advizzo

    Sponsors
    http://www.advizzo.com

    Advizzo is a London based software company doing customer engagement software for water utilities. The company uses the combination of data science and behavioural science to better engage the end consumers at taking specific actions such as increase the digitalisation and consume the water they just need.

    Exhibitors


    Diehl Metering

    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.

    Media Partners


    Global Water Intelligence

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.globalwaterintel.com/

    Global Water Intelligence publishes newsletters and reports providing analysis and strategic data on the international water market. Its flagship publication, the monthly industry journal Global Water Intelligence (GWI), has established itself as the market-leading publication for developers, suppliers, financiers, governments, utilities and municipalities seeking information and analysis on water projects with an element of private sector participation. If you want to find out more about GWI products visit www.globalwaterintel.com. You can sign-up for a free trial of Global Water Intelligence, Water Desalination Report or DesalData.com and read executive summaries of our latest reports.


    Water Industry Forum

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.waterindustryforum.com/member-services/events/water-industry-events/smart-water-systems/

    The Water Industry Forum is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit organisation serving the water industry. With more than 500 member organisations, we aim to connect the whole of the UK water sector through our seminars, working groups, workshops, networking events and collaborative projects. Collaboration: Working with regional water companies on the challenges of AMP6 and beyond to influence engagement and collaboration with the supply chain. Innovation: Addressing the issues affecting innovation within the sector through working groups and events. Research: Working with our academic partners on collaborations with industry and on ways of improving the impact of water research and new technologies.


    Future Water Association

    Official Media Partner
    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


    Institute of Water

    Official Media Partner
    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.


    British Water

    Official Media Partner
    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

    Media Partners


    Water Briefing

    Supporters
    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.


    Power Info Today

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    http://www.powerinfotoday.com

    www.powerinfotoday.com is one of the leading online service provider in the Global Energy Industry.We feature latest news, industry project updates and trends, www.powerinfotoday.com provides senior staff and other purchasing decision makers with all that is required to stay top in this growing market.

    It is a specialist website dedicated to the new online marketing in B2B environment.We offer customized marketing solution to suit the specific requirements of our clients. It provides a common platform to improve the visibility and scope of the business internationally breaking the geographical barriers.



    The Water Network

    Supporters
    http://www.thewaternetwork.com

    The Water Network by AquaSPE AG is the largest online knowledge-sharing platform and business exchange for global water professionals, with members from 195 countries representing over 10,000 companies. Highlights: - Solving the world's water crisis one question and answer at a time - Knowledge exchange for the world's leading water professionals - Online portal for high impact projects - Business exchange for water industry suppliers


    Inderscience Publishers

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    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.


    Power Technology

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    http://www.power-technology.com/

    Future Power Technology is an established monthly digital magazine, offering in-depth coverage of the global power industry in an exciting, interactive format.

    Brought to you by an experienced editorial and design team, Future Power Technology is the essential read for any decision maker wanting up-to-date power industry news and analysis, with articles and interviews on new technology, energy, construction projects and designs, operations and maintenance and much more. . .

    You can view our previous issues now, and subscribe to the magazine for free to get each new issue delivered directly to your inbox.



    Aqua Strategy

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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    97 Cromwell Road
    London SW7 4DN
    United Kingdom

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

    The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

    This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

    In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

    So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    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, 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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    SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
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