Welcome to the SWIG Website
Welcome to the website for the Sensors for Water Interest Group, SWIG.
SWIG is a not for profit information, ideas-exchange, and networking group with a diverse UK-wide membership drawn from the water and process industries, sensor manufacturers and their distributers, academic institutions involved in sensor research, regulatory bodies and consultants working in the field of water management.
SWIG focuses on the use of sensor and associated technologies for measurement and control in water and wastewater treatment processes and infrastructure, as well as in natural environments and waters.Our networking activities include a varied programme of technical workshops covering all aspects of water sensing, which offer a cost-effective means of keeping up-to-date with sensor developments, new technologies and regulations, whilst fostering collaboration between parties. Invited speakers and enthusiastic audiences are able to debate the practical applications and current challenges for measurement and control in water and wastewater.
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Forthcoming SWIG Activities, General Interest Items & Calls to Members
Forthcoming 2014 SWIG Events (see 'Events' page for further details):
22 Jan 2014 Data standards and protocols for real-time communications in the water industry, Coventry
12 Mar 2014 Smart Operation in Wastewater, Peterborough
30 Apr 2014 Hand held devices & benchtop instruments, venue TBC
21 May 2014 Flow measurement workshop, Siemens, Manchester
Another successful SWIG workshop was held at The View, at the Thames Barrier on 23 October 2013. We heard about the business and regulatory drivers for nutrient monitoring, phosphate monitoring in the wastewater treatment process, an overview of the various current technologies available for nutrient measurement in water. We then heard about future technologies including nutrient biosensors and MagMEMS, and about a project where high resolution monitoring of phosphate and nitrate was undertaken in lowland rivers. There were the usual opportunities for networking and perusing the table top displays as well as the opportunity to learn more about the huge and impressive Thames Barrier and have a tour of the barrier including going through the underwater tunnels!
CALL FOR PAPERS:
WEnviron 2014: Environmental Challenges and Solutions, Trinity College, Dublin
The theme of this year’s colloquium is ‘Environmental Challenges and Solutions’ which provokes delegates into considering how their research either investigates contemporary threats to the natural and human environment and/or contributes towards finding solutions. Oral presenters will be asked to include one sentence in their abstract submission and dedicate their final slide to explain how their research relates back to the overarching theme of the conference.
Call for papers: Oral and poster presentations Deadline for papers: 10 January 2014
For further info please see the website
Analytical Chemistry Summer Studentships: Funding from the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund
The Object of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund is to promote, assist and extend the science and study of Analytical Chemistry and of all questions relating to the analysis, nature and composition of natural and manufactured materials for the benefit of the public.
The purpose of the awards is to give experience of research to undergraduates with research potential and to encourage them to consider a career in Analytical Chemistry research on completion of their undergraduate degree. The awards provide support for the student at a rate of £180 per week (£190 per week in London), for a period of between 6 and 8 weeks during the summer vacation. Please note that the requirement for a pre-nominated student has been dropped.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014
For further info see the website
Emerging Analytical Professionals 2014, Penrith
Building on the success of previous events, the aim of the Emerging Analytical Professionals (EAP) weekend is to provide networking and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for early career analytical scientists across all disciplines, open to both industry and academia. Each year we include general interest talks as well as specialist lectures, CPD and back to basics sessions. This year our parallel themes, which are inspired by the World Cup in Rio, are tackling worldwide environmental and biological issues and the multiple disciplines that are required to run a major sporting event: sports science, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, security and forensics.
Deadlines for abstract submission:
1. Oral presentations – January 31st 2014
2. Posters and poster pitch – February 28th 2014
For further info see the website
DBP 2014: Disinfection By-products in drinking water, 27-29 October 2014, Mullheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Call for Papers
This international Conference will be organised by IWW Water Centre (DE), RSC-WSF(UK) and SCI-EHSG (UK). A scientific poster session and an exhibition related to the topics of the conference will be included. It is expected that more than 200 attendees from all over Europe will take part. You will have the opportunity to talk to decision-makers from water companies and regulators. The relevant scientific community will also be present.
Call for Papers (oral and posters)
For further info see the website
SWIG Member Discounts at Workshops, Exhibitions and Conferences
Efficient Water Distribution: Meeting future challenges, 6 February 2014, NEC, Birmingham And pre seminar workshop on Efficiency through innovation, 5 February 2014
For further info and to book a place please see the website
SWIG members are entitled to a 10% discount on booking a delegate place or exhibitor space.
World Water-Tech Investment Summit, 10-12 March 2014, London
SWIG members will receive a 20% discount off registration. Please quote SWIG2014 when registering.
For more information please contact Jennie Moss by email, jennie.moss@rethinkevents, or call +44 (0)1273 66 99 14
The Future of Utilities, 25-27 March 2014, London
Early registration rates available to SWIG members saving you up to £250. For full details visit our website or get in touch using the details below:
IWEX part of Sustainability Live! 1-3 April 2014, NEC, Birmingham
SWIG members are offered £20 off per m2 shell scheme and £20 off per m2 space. To receive this offer please quote 'SWIG' on registering for IWEX.