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Migration to smarter comms

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


We are in a position where radical change is approaching through both desire for future-proof solutions and the emergence of new technologies, particularly the buzz around IoT. Current communications media that has been the backbone of Operational Technology and remote sensing in Utilities for decades is becoming obsolete. Our industry needs more sensors to take more measurements with improved data quality with a secure communications backbone. Can the developments in cellular, radio and LPWAN technologies help utilities and solution providers manage both migration from copper to fibre and the surge in demand for data? What are the key success criteria to meeting these demands and how do we transition now?

Chaired by: Phil Tomlinson, Metasphere

Call for Papers: Abstracts are invited from water companies, suppliers and the research community. Please send an abstract (<100 words) to rosa.richards@swig.org.uk by Friday 28 February 

Location: Sandy Park Rugby Club, Sandy Park Way, Exeter EX2 7NN

Sandy Park Directions and parking 

Programme: TBC

Prices (inc VAT): £100 for SWIG members. £190 for non-members. £25 for students/apprentices. Literature may be distributed for a fee of £75 and a limited number of table top displays are available at £150 each.

Booking: Booking will open in mid March 2020. Alternatively contact rosa.richards@swig.org.uk to book directly or if you wish to book a table top display.

Hotels: Exeter is home to a range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are some suggestions within close proximity to Sandy Park.

The Globe Hotel

34 Fore Street, Topsham, Nr Exeter, EX3 0HR – 10 minutes from Sandy Park


Preferential room rates from £85 B&B per room, per night – Call 01392 873 471 & quote ‘Sandy Park’

Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport, Clyst Honiton, EX5 2LJ – 10 minutes from Sandy Park


On left hand side of webpage click ‘Add special rate codes’ the choose ‘Corporate Account’ and type in the unique booking number which is: 0002845419

Tel: 01392 348348

Jurys Inn Hotel

City centre Hotel, Western Way, EX1 2DB – 10 minutes from Sandy Park


Please use the following username & password to book at preferential rates

Username: sandypark Password: sandypark

Tel: 01392 312400

The Buckerell Lodge

Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ – 10 minutes from Sandy Park


Please click on the link above to achieve preferential rates starting from £65.00 per room, per night

Tel: 0330 390 0490



May 20
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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