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SMi Group are proud to announce their 11th annual Smart Water Systems conference will be returning to London on the 4th 5th April

The aim of the conference is to assist water utility companies, solution/service providers, government officials and finance/investment companies to collaborate, network and examine new technologies and latest developments to move the market forward.

Delving into the need for funding to commence and run trials/projects OFWAT will explain how their new £200m innovation fund will help encourage and support new ideas through embedding a spirit of innovation whilst improving and nurturing a collaboration culture.

Using Case Studies from Water Companies in England, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland - who are all at the forefront of advanced smart network technologies and strategies – we will explore how new technologies, IOT and Artificial Intelligence can help to produce and analyse real-time data to ensure more efficient leakage detection and management; leading to better customer engagement and subsequently decreased customers water usage.

The conference will consider key developments in the smart water meter roll outs that have been happening across the UK and parts of Europe with a special focus exploring in detail the challenges faced in the deployment of both household and non household metering. Giving you a in depth knowledge on the requirements you need to build an efficient Advanced Metering Infrastructure.

We strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected speakers, all who are recommended through our extensive research and consultation that is carried out across the industry. This two-day agenda offers you peer-to-peer networking with leaders in the Smart Water Market. We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in April.
 

• Updates on smart meter programmes and results of Smart Meter Trials from the major water utilities in the U.K. and Europe
• Understand the challenges facing water utilities after the smart meter roll out, as well as the lessons learnt
• Learn about Ofwat’s new £200m innovation fund will help encourage and support new ideas.
• Explore how to deploy and capture data from Smart meters with IoT-communication without using a cloud-solution
• Examine various methods to analyse data from Artificial Intelligence software that detect leaks.
• Learn how collaboration and efficiency of communication between utilities can enhance the uptake of innovations
• Understand the specific challenges from monitoring and analysing data when using the latest methodologies and technologies for locating new leaks and hidden leaks
• Realise how digital technology can help reduce operational expenditure in the water sector.
• Gather first hand knowledge on how to use predictive models to enrich (missing) data to prevent leakage of broken water mains
 

Aclara; Aguas do Portos; Anglian Water; Anglian Water Services; Arad Metering Services UK; Arqiva; Axioma Metering, UAB; barter4things; Bluefield Research; Bristol Water plc; Calvin Capital Ltd; CGI UK; Cisco; Consumer Council for Water; De Watergroep; DHI Water Environments UK Ltd ; Diehl Metering; DWR Cymru Welsh Water; Elster; Grundfos; Hero Labs; Itron; Janz-contagem e Gestao de Fluidos, SA; Jersey Water; Kamstrup; Kamstrup A/S; Metasphere Ltd; MetriNet an ATi UK Brand; Mueller Water Products; Northumbrian Water Group; Northumbrian Water Limited; Ofwat; Portsmouth Water; SCISYS UK Ltd; Scottish Government; Sensus; Servelec Technologies; SES Water; Severn Trent Water; South East Water; South Staffs Water; South West Water; Southern Water; Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc; Sweden Water Research; Syrinix Ltd; Thames Water; Thames Water Utilities Ltd; VA SYD; Veolia; Vitens; Water Research Centre; Water Services Corporation; Watersprint; Welsh Water; Wessex Water; Wheatley Associates Ltd; Xylem; Yorkshire Water;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jeremy Heath

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

9:10 Insight from smart metering and water efficiency in London

Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker, Water Demand Reduction Manager, Thames Water
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• How much water does smart metering actually save?
• What’s the volume of leakage and wastage water loss?
• What has Covid done to water consumption?
• Thames Water’s future smart metering and water efficiency plans

9:50 What are the building blocks for an efficient Advanced Metering Infrastructure?

Doug Spencer

Doug Spencer, Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water Services Limited
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• Procurement
• Mobilisation
• Data Systems
• Processes
• Customer Engagement

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Revenue & Non-Revenue Water Metering Future Challenges in Ireland

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray, Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
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• The role of metering in the evolution towards smart water networks
• Asset Class Strategies for water meters
• Domestic and non-domestic metering challenges
• Metering in support of Demand Management & Water Conservation

11:40 Smarter Metering, Smarter Experience, Smarter Behaviours

Gary Adams

Gary Adams, Head of Smart Programme, Northumbrian Water Ltd

• Mobilisation of Northumbrian Waters Smart Programme
• Building trust, transparency and enlightened experience to build engagement
• How a focus on metering by customer choice with help build customer buy in and long term behaviour change
• Customer Experience interventions to increase engagement and behaviour change

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Lessons learnt from multi solution smart meter trial

TBC Jessica  Hydon

TBC Jessica Hydon, Manager of Metering Operations, Yorkshire Water

• Benefits of differing data granularities
• Building SLA targets
• Leakage and PCC lessons learnt
• Deployment lessons learnt

14:00 Panel Discussion - Insights, lessons learnt and headlines from smart meter programmes in the UK.

Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker, Water Demand Reduction Manager, Thames Water
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Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray, Metering Technology & Solutions Specialist, Irish Water
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Doug Spencer

Doug Spencer, Head of Smart Metering, Anglian Water Services Limited
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14:40 SMART METERING for sustainable consumption and smart water network

Maurizia Brunetti

Maurizia Brunetti, water supply technical coordination manager, HERA SpA

• what value-added services does the smart meter offer to the water supply chain?
• what are the advantages of spreading the smart meter for advanced network management?
• how can the smart meter affect the reduction of hidden leakages?
• what are the priorities for the diffusion of the technology in relation to the different users' consumption profiles?
 

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Making Dumb Meters Smart the Jellyfish Way.

Anna Taliana

Anna Taliana, Innovation Scientist , DWR Cymru Welsh Water

16:30 Lessons learned from collaboration between different utilities

Cindy Vanderstraeten

Cindy Vanderstraeten, Project manager smart meeting systems, De Watergroep
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• Pilot with Fluvius
• Working together with Farys & Pidpa
• Start mass roll out from 2023
• Reducing flow by not paying water bills
• Future, which direction will we take

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Jeremy Heath

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

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jeremy Heath

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

9:10 Integrating data & technology into Active Leakage Control

James Hargrave

James Hargrave, Regional Operational Leakage Manager, Anglian Water
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• Active Leakage Control at Anglian Water
• How we use technology and data within an evolving workforce
• Driving insight from multiple data systems
• How technology is driving performance
 

9:50 Methods used to Manage Leakage In The Irish Water Network

David Lonergran

David Lonergran, National Leakage Manager, Irish Water

• Methodologies for locating new leaks and hidden leaks
• Specific challenges from monitoring and analysing data
• Technologies used to overcome said challenges

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The journey from no focus on digital transformation to creating an innovative and smart infrastructure with a 8% NRW goal

• Smart meters with IoT-communication without using a cloud-solution
• IoT – LoRaWAN, experiences of the IoT-sensors
• FEM-modelling and piloting of antenna integration to get signal out from a cast-iron lid
• Data analytics, AI software to detetect leaks

Victor  Pelin

Victor Pelin, Project Engineer, VA SYD
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Simon Granath

Simon Granath, Development engineer, VA SYD
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12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Predictive maintenance: How to prevent leakage of broken water mains

Matheus de Konig

Matheus de Konig, Data Scientist, Vitens
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• Using predictive models to enrich (missing) data;
• Predicting near term leakages by combining sensor and weather forecast data;
• Predicting long term leakages with planographic, asset and geographic data;
• Measuring the quality of the predictive models;
• Comparing predictive models to current maintenance planning systems.

14:00 Condition Based Monitoring – The move from reactive to proactive maintenance

Tom Swain

Tom Swain, Delivery Manager, Anglian Water
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• Using innovative, world leading technologies to understand condition of our pumping assets here at Anglian Water
• Where is condition based monitoring appropriate? Which assets do we choose to manage, how to take a risk based approach.
• The benefits of moving from reactive to proactive maintenance.
• Case Studies – The successes that Condition Based Monitoring drives
• The move to Condition Based rather than Time based Maintenance

14:40 Affinity Water Case Study - Smarter Tanks for a Resileint Network

John Rumble

John Rumble, Senior Asset Manager, Affinity Water

• Targeting Operational System Resilience and Open Data themes.
• Use Smart demand management for existing drinking water and rainwater storage systems
• Implement smart water tank control at existing customer assets
• Build operational resilience and reduce disruption to customers.

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 How Will Ofwat’s new £200m innovation fund help encourage and support new ideas?

John Russell

John Russell, Senior Director, Strategy & Planning, OFWAT
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• Innovation in Water Challenge and Water Breakthrough Challenge.
• Embedding a spirit of innovation
• Driving start up and scale up solutions to -
          o Respond to climate change
          o Understand long-term operational resilience and infrastructure risks to customers and the environment
          o Test new ways of conducting core activities to deliver wider public value
          o Explore the opportunities associated with open data
• Improving and nurturing a collaboration culture

16:30 Non Household Metering and why it isnt delivering for everyone?

John Davies

John Davies, CIO, MOSL
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• The enormous potential for metering in the non-household market
• Putting outcomes before technology
• The journey to smart(er) technology – how far, how fast?
• MOSL’s role as market operator

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Jeremy Heath

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

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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.

 

A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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Diehl Metering

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http://www.diehl.com

Diehl Metering is one of the world's largest specialist metering and data solutions providers, manufacturing across Europe. We provide smart metering solutions to utilities companies through the intelligent networking of various metering devices into larger data platforms. These solutions offer transparency for utilities and enables considerably increased efficiency in reading, billing and service processes. Our customers are also able to benefit from real-time effects such as early recognition of leaks and the optimisation of distribution networks through intelligent information and real time data. Diehl Metering supports utilities in the UK and across the globe, developing smart meter and IZAR data and software solutions along with providing end-to-end support, backed up by our dedicated UK technical team. With Diehl Metering you are already perfectly equipped for smart metering as an important component of smart city concepts. Thanks to more than 20 years of experience with the company’s own radio technology, Diehl Metering has at its disposal excellent expertise in communications within the IoT (Internet of Things). Moreover, security of our customer data has the highest priority.

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GUTERMANN

Sponsors
https://en.gutermann-water.com/

GUTERMANN is a global technology leader and innovator in intelligent water loss and leak detection technologies. We are a third generation privately owned family enterprise specialising in the design, manufacture, and distribution of acoustic leak detection equipment for more than 70 years. With a constant focus on innovation, we have often been at the forefront of new product developments In recognition of our continued innovation, GUTERMANN continue to be awarded by industry peers.

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The Water Report

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

The Water Report is a monthly print and e-publication, recognised throughout the sector as the best source of informed debate on UK water policy, regulation and competition. It is founded and edited by Karma Ockenden, who has reported on the water industry for over 17 years.


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


British Water

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

British Water is an association which has a wide and varied membership covering all sectors of the water industry. From consultants, legal and financial partnerships, manufacturers of equipment and multi-disciplinary contractors to SMEs and independent consultants. We work to bring a coherent approach to delivering in partnership with the water companies, the best for the British water industry. We try to ensure each member company has access to services that will enhance their development potential and provide an added value factor to the way they do business. www.britishwater.co.uk


Power-Technology

Supporters
https://www.power-technology.com/



Global Water Intelligence

Supporters
http://www.globalwaterintel.com/

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) publishes newsletters, reports, and market intelligence platforms providing analysis and strategic data on the international water market. Its flagship publication, the monthly Global Water Intelligence Magazine, 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/products-and-services. You can sign-up for free access to GWI articles, take a free trial of Water Desalination Report, or schedule your demo of our GWI WaterData or DesalData intelligence platforms.


Water-Technology.net

Supporters
http://www.water-technology.net/

Water Technology provides the latest in news, views and project information from the water industry internationally, covering industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and water supply and transmission. Water Technology reaches leading engineers and technologists in the water utilities sector and uses its global network of journalists to cover the pressing issues busy professionals need to know about to keep on top of this demanding industry.


Future Water Association

Supporters
http://www.futurewaterassociation.com/

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

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

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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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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.

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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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