Agenda

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2 May 2019

8:45 am

Registration, networking and refreshments

9:20 am

Introduction from conference chair

Speaker

  • Michelle Ashford

    Michelle Ashford
    Chief operating officer - Water Industry Commission for Scotland

9:30 am

STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR LONG-TERM ASSET DELIVERY

9:30 am

Developing a customer-focused asset management strategy

  • How successful has PR19 been from an asset management and delivery perspective?
  • Developing a customer-centric water asset management strategy
  • Understanding the needs of specific customer groups to deliver targeted service and support
  • The importance of going beyond regulation to deliver true value for customers
  • PR24 challenges and next steps

Speaker

9:45 am

Implementing your five-year business plan

  • Ensuring risk and resilience in your business planning
  • Securing long-term resilience in line with customer preferences and expectations
  • Aligning risk and return with innovation and customer focus

Speaker

  • Neil Wilson

    Neil Wilson
    Director of risk and assessment - Wessex Water

10:00 am

Water resources management planning for the future

  • Overview of our long-term forty-year plan
  • Dealing with supply and demand challenges in the face of environmental and societal challenges
  • Managing existing assets while delivering new assets
  • The importance of sustainable development in the east

Speaker

  • Jason Tucker

    Jason Tucker
    Director of strategic delivery & commercial assurance - Anglian Water

10:15 am

Developing a strategic asset management framework

  • Driving asset-enabled customer service for today and the long term
  • The importance of a proactive approach to asset management
  • Balancing the cost, risk and performance challenge
  • Integration of investment, maintenance and operational interventions to ensure asset health and serviceability

Speaker

  • John Devall

    John Devall
    Head of asset planning & strategic investment - Severn Trent Water

10:30 am

Audience poll, questions and answers

10:50 am

Coffee, networking and innovation showcase

11:20 am

MANAGING RISK & ENABLING RESILIENCE

11:20 am

Enhanced societal decision making through the six capitals

  • Strengthening partnerships to improve cross-sector strategic planning
  • Practical initiatives to build resilience into the decision-making process
  • Using multiple capitals to enhance sustainable benefits
  • Building resilience and managing risk

Speaker

11:35 am

Ensuring long-term resilience

  • Overview of investment and operational initiatives to ensure asset resilience
  • Risk management process overview
  • How the natural environment impacts business resilience

Speaker

11:50 am

Managing asset risk and prioritised interventions: lessons from the energy sector

  • Developing and delivering an optimised intervention plan to efficiently reduce risk
  • Planning interventions to deliver multiple key strategic goals
  • Key considerations when designing capital intervention strategies

Speaker

12:05 pm

Audience poll, questions and answers

12:25 pm

Networking lunch and innovation showcase

1:25 pm

MEASURING & MANAGING ASSET HEALTH

1:25 pm

Using innovative techniques to manage asset health

  • Using asset data and intelligence effectively to measure health and discover the root cause of failure
  • How can data be used and processed to fix service issues in real time?
  • Above and below ground monitoring of asset health

Speaker

1:40 pm

Panel discussion: measuring asset health

Speakers

  • Jason Tucker

    Jason Tucker
    Director of strategic delivery & commercial assurance - Anglian Water

  • Jeremy Heath

    Jeremy Heath
    Innovation manager - SES Water

  • Jonathan Booth

    Jonathan Booth
    Head of asset management - Electricity North West

2:10 pm

Audience poll and introduction to working groups

2:20 pm

INTERACTIVE WORKING GROUPS

Attendees will have an opportunity to choose an interactive working group to address a specific challenge together. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to maximum capacities.

Group 1 Challenge

2:20 pm

Develop a framework for water resource planning for the future

Considerations: 

  • The impact of a growing population on our national water supply
  • How will regional transfers increase water supply between regions in the future?
  • The role of water companies in developing a truly national water framework

Group 2 Challenge

2:20 pm

Develop a framework for setting up a collaborative working relationship

Considerations:

  • What role do alliances have in delivering vital projects?
  • How can water companies work together more productively for the good of the national water service?

Group 3 Challenge

2:20 pm

Develop the framework for a smart solution that manages asset health

Considerations:

  • How can smart maintenance be used to provide information on potential threats and improve the safety of the water network?
  • What role does control technology and the use of remote sensing equipment play in proactively managing assets?
  • How can the water sector balance technology, customer engagement, regulation and policy while driving innovation?

Afternoon sessions

3:30 pm

Coffee, networking and innovation showcase

4:00 pm

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

4:00 pm

The changing role of electrical networks and why it matters to you

  • The future for electrical networks – challenges and changing requirements
  • Beyond the meter – it is all about flexibility, and flexibility has value
  • Complexity in a system of systems – the need to learn by doing

Speaker

  • Stewart Reid

    Stewart Reid
    Head of DSO & innovation - Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks

4:15 pm

Intelligent asset management planning

  • Developing and implementing new solutions to meet environmental targets
  • Using smart maintenance and agile techniques to assess risk and manage assets
  • How can innovation be used to deliver value on the back of infrastructure?

Speaker

4:30 pm

Using innovation to ensure efficient service delivery for customers

  • Using innovation to improve operational processes throughout the business
  • Innovative techniques to minimise disruption and improve services
  • AMP7 and beyond – using smart technology to reduce leakage
  • Using technology to better target and improve the service we provide for customers
4:45 pm

Audience poll, questions and answers

5:00 pm

Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

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