1 March 2022

8:45 am

Registration, Networking and Exhibition

9:20 am

Welcome from conference chair

Speaker

  • Joby Boxall

    Joby Boxall
    Professor of water infrastructure engineering - University of Sheffield

9:24 am

ENABLING THE SMART REVOLUTION: UNITING TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & PEOPLE

9:25 am

Smart water mid-AMP review: a look at what we have achieved and what is to come

  • Enabling the digital transformation in AMP8 
  • Assessing industry mergers and acquisitions 
  • Horizon scanning: what is the technology of the next 5 years going to look like?

Speaker

  • Ben Tam

    Ben Tam
    Managing director, UK - Isle Group

9:40 am

Ofwat’s ambitions for smart technology in water

  • An update on innovation funding projects
  • Smart Water in PR24: a look at the direction of travel

Speaker

9:55 am

Innovation cultures and collaboration in smart water

  • What’s making a splash right now?
  • What is set to transform the industry?
  • The latest thinking and future possibilities

Speaker

10:10 am

Integrating digital delivery as business as usual

  • The BIM 360 common data environment
  • Achieving the governance and training required for best-in-class adoption of digital
  • Delivering for customers and stakeholders

Speaker

  • Adam Bear

    Adam Bear
    Strategic digital manager - Wessex Water

10:25 am

Panel debate and questions: enabling the smart revolution: uniting technology, business and people

  • Managing successful smart transitions: a look at the landscape
  • Tackling the human versus technology interface
  • Are our people set up for smart?: Addressing the resource gap cliff edge
  • The risks and benefits involved in a transition to smart

Speakers

10:50 am

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

11:20 am

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Our industry-leading speakers will share the very latest case studies and insight related to smart networks and technology to solve key challenges. Choose between two before and after lunch.

11:20 am

A: SMART SOLUTIONS TO LEAKAGE

  • Which technologies will be most effective in helping us to drive down leakage in the next AMP?
  • The role of digital twins in Portsmouth Water’s target for 50% leakage reduction by 2050
  • International learnings on leakage

Speakers

  • Jim Barker

    Jim Barker
    Head of water resources, leakage and smart networks - Portsmouth Water

  • Daniel Woodworth

    Daniel Woodworth
    Network strategy manager - SES Water

11:20 am

B: SMART DEMAND MANAGEMENT & NET ZERO

  • What impact can real-time data have on PCC targets?
  • Which technologies will be most effective in driving water efficiency?
  • Water and carbon management: investing for the long-term

Speakers

12:30 pm

Fork buffet lunch, networking and exhibition

1:35 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:35 pm

A: SMART STRATEGIES FOR THE CUSTOMER

  • What does a perfect customer data strategy look like?
  • The smart metering journey: where are we and what’s next?
  • How can we enhance the customer experience through technology?
  • Exploring the value of Deep Learning for automated customer complaint processing

Speakers

  • Ina Vertommen

    Ina Vertommen
    Team lead hydroinformatics - KWR Water Research Institute

  • Ben Ward

    Ben Ward
    Head of asset performance and innovation - South West Water

1:35 pm

B: DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Opportunities with BIM: is it a practical reality?
  • Digital twins: a look at the financial and environmental benefits
  • How can we better use data to monitor networks and predict pollution events?
  • Beating blockages through AI

Speakers

2:45 pm

Refreshments networking and exhibition

3:15 pm

DATA & INTELLIGENT OPERATIONS

3:15 pm

National Digital Twin: delivering data infrastructure for the information economy

  • Digitalising the life-cycle of built assets and systems
  • The benefits of quality information and improved decision-making
  • The latest innovations and future possibilities

Speaker

  • Mark Enzer

    Mark Enzer
    Director - Centre for Digital Built Britain

3:30 pm

Journey through smart: latest innovation projects and plans

  • Yorkshire Water’s investment plans and long-term strategy

Speaker

  • Katrina Flavell

    Katrina Flavell
    Technical specialist - clean water networks - Yorkshire Water

3:45 pm

Environmental System Intelligence

  • Intelligent networks case study: collaborative opportunities
  • Forming ‘smart’ partnerships
  • The latest thinking and future opportunities

Speakers

  • Karen Dee

    Karen Dee
    General manager for wastewater services - Scottish Water

  • Andrew Tyler

    Andrew Tyler
    Scotland Hydro Nation Chair - University of Stirling

4:00 pm

Big Data Framework for drinking water quality

  • Case study examples
  • Big Data in PR24 and beyond

Speaker

  • Vanessa Speight

    Vanessa Speight
    Professor of integrated water systems - University of Sheffield

4:15 pm

Questions and answers

4:30 pm

Concluding remarks and close of WWT Smart Water 2022