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Water & Health

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


There are a number of current and future challenges faced by the water companies that can be overcome through the deployment of innovative sensing technologies to ensure that we have safe and high-quality water to help keep the population healthy.  Already the water companies are thinking about SMART solutions in this era of connected technologies and how to integrate SMART sensing with large data sets and artificial intelligence.  The future technologies for monitoring water, keeping our water safe and of high quality being able to detect accidental contamination and raising an alarm for a rapid response, will need to be connected and innovative. Companies developing these new technologies face a number of challenges from validation, regulation and market adoption which are often complex.  In an effort to accelerate the deployment of new technologies a number of sites that offer “test bed” facilities have been launched.  These provide a vital resource for companies to evaluate their water monitoring and sensing technologies in a real-world environment.

This workshop will allow sensor developers to meet with water companies and the health boards      to explore how innovation can be developed to overcome important challenges to ensure safe future water supplies.  The afternoon session will focus on one of these challenges, that of detecting and removing pharmaceutical compounds from the public water supply which arise from increasing numbers of medicines being taken in the community and from hospital outflow.  In addition to learning of the challenges and some of the solutions, there will be the opportunity to network and explore potential future collaborations in developing and testing sensing technologies.

Chaired by: Richard Luxton, IBST, UWE

Location: COSLA conference centre, Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH

NB: We are planning for this event to be a face to face event, but if this is not possible the fallback will be to hold it as a webinar, in which case the prices will be reviewed and registration fees partially or fully refunded.

Programme: Draft agenda

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

Booking: Please use our online booking formPlease contact rosa.richards@swig.org.uk  directly to book table top displays


September 30
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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