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Global Webinar: Best Practice and Innovation in Water Sensing


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Global Webinar: Best Practice and Innovation in Water Sensing
Global Webinar: Best Practice and Innovation in Water Sensing

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23 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 17:00 BST


About the event

The forthcoming SWIG Global Webinar on "Best Practice and Innovation in Water Sensing" is set to deliver a diverse range of insights and expertise from esteemed figures in sensor development, water management and environmental monitoring worldwide. We invite you to join us as we explore a multitude of topics, each offering unique perspectives and addressing local water challenges with innovative and adaptable solutions.

From unravelling environmental mysteries amidst scarce data in developing nations to exploring the transformative impact of connectivity on strategic relationships within the water sector, the webinar will encompass a wide spectrum of pioneering advancements. Renowned experts will discuss tailored innovations for complex flow measurement applications, shed light on the design and deployment of monitoring and control systems using IoT technology, and introduce cutting-edge sensors for gathering real-time data in water systems.

Featuring speakers from diverse countries spanning five continents, attendees can expect a truly global outlook on the water sector. They will gain insights into the application of machine learning approaches, the significance and ramifications of sensor reliability, and the potential of swarm sensing leveraging novel technologies. Presentations will underscore the pivotal role of sensors, monitoring, and smart technology in harmonizing the interests of industry, communities, and the environment.

With such a diverse lineup of topics from thought leadersworldwide, the Global Webinar promises to be an inspiring and enriching experience for all participants, offering valuable insights and transferrable solutions to address present and future challenges in water management at a range of scales.


09:30  Arrival and sponsor exhibition

10:00  Andy Nichols (SWIG & The University of Sheffield): Chair's welcome

Session 1: Exploring Frontiers in Water Sensing on a Global Landscape

10:15  Abi Croutear-Foy (AquaWatch, New Zealand): Streams Of Synergy: Water At The Convergence Of Industry, Community, And Environment

10:30  John Okedi (UCT, South Africa): Navigating Challenges Of Sparse Information In Developing Countries To Unveil Environmental Secrets With IoT, Sensors And Models

10:45  Carlos Tejedor (Idrica, Spain): IoT Sensing. How Connectivity Is Changing Strategic Relationships In The Water Sector

11:00  Panel 1 Q&A: Does one size fit all? How can sensing and data solve water challenges around the globe?

11:25 Intermission and sponsor exhibition

Session 2: Empowering Communities and Authorities with Sensor Technology

11:45  Ed Clayton (University of Auckland, New Zealand): A Water Clarity Sensor For Citizen Science: Is An Altruistic Low-Cost Sensor Achievable?

12:00  Anna Whittaker (bNovate Technologies, UK): Safe Water In Any Weather. How Automation Improves Groundwater Monitoring.

12:15  Jyoti Gautam (NSUT, India), Amlan Chakrabati (University of Calcutta, India) & Victor Lorente (Idrica, Spain): Harnessing AI, Analytics, And Digital Twins For Next-Generation Water Management

12:30 Magdi Nabi (Rhames, UK): Design And Deployment Of Dissolved Oxygen Remote Monitoring And Control For The Environmental Agency Using IoT

12:45  Panel 2 Q&A: How can more sensor data be made more available to those who need it?

13:10  Intermission and sponsor exhibition

Session 3: Practical Applications of Water Monitoring Innovations

13:30  Peter Zhang (University of Macau, Macau SAR): Assessing The Algal Population Dynamics Using Multiple Machine Learning Approaches: Application To Macao Reservoirs

13:45  Alijah Mohd Aris (Indah Water Konsortium, Malaysia): Performance Of Biosensor Probe For Wastewater Monitoring

14:00  Jörn Tölle (Hach Company, Chile): Experience with Water Quality Monitoring Stations in Latin America

14:15  Daniel Murray (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA): Smart Sewers:From Sensors To Data To Decisions

14:30  Panel 3 Q&A: What are some of the barriers to water monitoring, and how can they be solved?

14:55 Intermission and sponsor exhibition

Session 4: New Ideas and the Sensor Development Process

15:15  Gary Vincent (GWF, UK) & Sergio Thaddey (GWF, Switzerland): Innovation For Complex Flow Measurement Applications

15:30  Catherine O'Neill (Seneye Sensors, UK): Beyond The ISE – Swarm Sensing Through New Technology

15:45  Manuel Regueiro Picallo (Universidade da Coruña, Spain) & Antonio Moreno (Deltares, Netherlands): MONTSE: Sediment Accumulation Monitoring System Resulting From International Collaboration

16:00  Panel 4 Q&A: What are the challenges in developing new sensing technologies, and how can we overcome them?


16:25  Andy Nichols (SWIG & The University of Sheffield): Webinar close

16:40  Webinar end & sponsor exhibition

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