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

9:25 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

9:40 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

9:55 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

10:10 am

Lessons learned on the journey so far: a supply chain point of view

  • Xylem’s digital development  
  • The challenges faced and importance of collaboration to solve issues  
  • Experiences in other regions and markets

Speaker

10:20 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

REGULATORY KEYNOTE

11:20 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

11:45 am

SMART SOLUTIONS TO LEAKAGE & DEMAND MANAGEMENT

11:45 am

The role of digital twins in Portsmouth Water’s target for 50% leakage reduction by 2050

Speaker

  • Jim Barker

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

12:00 pm

SES Water’s iDMA – Building an intelligent network

Speaker

12:15 pm

The impact of real-time data on PCC targets and demand management

Speaker

  • Heather Smith

    Heather Smith
    Senior lecturer in water governance - Cranfield University

12:30 pm

Questions and answers

12:45 pm

Fork buffet lunch, networking and exhibition

1:45 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:45 pm

A: SMART STRATEGIES FOR THE CUSTOMER & THE ENVIRONMENT

  • What does a perfect customer data strategy look like?  
  • How can we enhance the customer experience through technology?  
  • Environmental System Intelligence: intelligent networks case study 

Speakers

  • Andrew Tyler

    Andrew Tyler
    Scotland Hydro Nation Chair - University of Stirling

  • Ben Ward

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

  • Karen Dee

    Karen Dee
    General manager for wastewater services - Scottish Water

  • Clare McCaffery

    Clare McCaffery
    Chief Commercial Officer - DirectID

1:45 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

2:55 pm

Refreshments networking and exhibition

3:25 pm

DATA & INTELLIGENT OPERATIONS

3:25 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
    OBE FREng Director - Centre for Digital Built Britain

3:45 pm

Going beyond a great idea: why some solutions flourish and others may flounder

  • Journey through smart: latest innovation projects and plans
  • Yorkshire Water’s investment plans and long-term strategy

Speaker

  • Katrina Flavell

    Katrina Flavell
    Innovation Technical Specialist - clean water networks - Yorkshire Water

4:05 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

4:25 pm

Questions and answers

4:35 pm

Concluding remarks and close of WWT Smart Water 2022