The Global Leakage Summit returns for its 10th year in June 2019 to feature the most innovative and successful examples of delivering and maintaining reduced leakage levels across the world. The speaker line-up will include experienced international water network practitioners from Brazil, France, Italy, China, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Turks & Caicos and the UAE, and the UK water industry is represented by: Anglian Water, Bristol Water, Northumbrian Water, Portsmouth Water, SES Water, Severn Trent Water, Southern Water, Thames Water, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water.
The focus for the 2019 conference will be on using best practice policies and innovative technologies to achieve leakage targets and meet customer demand while facing political and economic challenges and ageing network infrastructure. The Global Leakage Summit 2019 will examine not only the challenges and difficulties faced by the global water industry, but also the wealth of tools and technologies becoming increasingly available to support the drive to reduce water loss.
On Day One, in several major themed sessions, expert UK and European water industry panellists will discuss concerns about global policies and dynamics that will affect our industry - and how we address them:
• The UK water industry under pressure – UK Policy Makers and Practitioners Panel
• Using innovative technologies to meet ambitious leakage targets
• The future of leakage – looking ahead to 2050 – European Leaders Panel
Day Two focuses on innovation – and its role in maintaining network efficiency:
• Integrated network infrastructure - making sense of the data
• Optimising and improving network performance
• Research and development – an essential component of innovation
Global case studies will also focus on coping with growing populations in megacities – and on understanding and managing customer demand.
Session 1: 9:00 - 11:15 - Introduction and keynote presentations
The first session of the Global Leakage Summit includes an introduction by Frenk Whitoos of ABB, our lead sponsor and presentations by Bob Taylor, Richard Flint, Trevor Bishop, Jean Spencer, Helen Simonian, Euan Burns and Andrew Roach. The session is very much themed around the stresses the water Industry as well as the nation faces and what the industry is doing, strategically, to address these challenges.
Session 2: 11:45 - 13:30 - Using Innovative Technologies to meet ambitious leakage targets
The UK Water Companies have all proposed ambitious leakage reduction targets for the next Asset Management Plan (AMP) period. Innovation is seen as key in meeting these targets, and there is an increased focus on developing and introducing next generation leakage management tools – sensors, data communication and analysis systems, as well as advanced leak detection technologies.
This session includes presentations by Primayer, Anglian Water, Untied Utillities, McCrometer and Portuguese Water Company EPAL
Session 3: 15:05 - 16:20 - Panel Session on "the Future of Leakage"
Featuring panel members from Aguas de Porto, Bristol Water, EBRD and Suez
Session 4: 16:50 - 18:30 - Handling, Understanding and Utilising data from smart water networks
In the final session of the day representatives from Syrinix, Shenzehn Water Group, Al Ain Distribution Company and finally ABB will present technologies and case studies from around the world on how leakage is being managed by using holistic management solutions,
The day will close with a drinks reception for attendees to network with fellow attendees of the Global Leakage Summit.
Session 1: 9:00 - 10:40 - The role of innovation in maintaining network efficiency
Is zero leakage a future reality or just a pipe- dream? The technology companies are going to play a major part in helping companies to meet their leakage targets. What will it take in terms of advances in sensor and communication technology, pipe material and pipe repair technology to get even anywhere near zero?
After a keynote presentation by Andrew Donelly of EPAL there will be presentations by Mueller, SES Water, HWM & Provo Water.
Session 2: 11:10 - 12:40 - Leakage and the customer - Understanding and managing customer demand
In the second session of day 2 the needs of the customer will be presented by two water companies including Northumbrian Water representing a UK utility and the City of Ekurhuleni from South Africa which only last year approached Day Zero. Following a discussion the network infrastructure and making sense of the data will be discussed by both Xylem & Southern Water.
Session 3: 14:10 - 15:40 - Optimising and improving network performance
After an introduction by Joydip Sanyal of ABB, the afternoon chair of the conference, the afternoon features presentations by Bristol Water on Dynamic Network Areas and Portsmouth Water on the role of IoT in leakage management. this is followed by two case studies from both Brazil and the Philippines about coping with increasing population and maintaining services to the customer
Session 4: 14:10 - 15:40 - Research & Development - An essential component of innovation
In the last session of the conference Severn Trent Water present the next generation of network modelling tools and the University of Perugia talk about using Transient Test-base techniques for fault detection before ABB, as the lead sponsors, bring the summit to a close
Programme - Day 1
Programme - Day 2
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