Sensing in Water 2019
Our 5th biennial conference and exhibition was a great success, with 158 water industry professionals and 30 exhibitors over the 2 days of the conference and exhibition at the Nottingham Belfry. Oliver Grievson, our Deputy Chairman has provided a write up of the conference.
We would like to say a special thanks for the support from our:
Please scroll down for more info including presentations which can be downloaded in pdf format.
The provisional dates for Sensing in Water 2019 are the 29 & 30 September 2021, so save the dates in your diary!
Chris Hines MBE, our after dinner speaker
Our delegates comprised water companies, regulators, researchers, suppliers and consultants. We held a gala dinner on 25th September, with an inspiring speech by Chris Hines MBE on ‘The unsung heroes’ [of the water industry]. Thank you to everyone’s generosity during the gala dinner – we raised over £1,300 for Water Aid! This money will be used to improve access to clean water and sanitation by Water Aid.
The over arching theme of Sensing in Water was:
“Finding sense amongst the noise”
Andrew Chappell, Chairman of SWIG
Alison Fergusson, Associate Director of Ofwat and keynote speaker on 25 September gave us a good overview of Ofwat’s vision going forward.
Angela Smith MP, would have been our Keynote speaker on 26 September, but was recalled to parliament – she sent us a brilliant speech about the future challenges and confidence in the water industry in responding to these challenges.
Presentations can be downloaded in pdf format from the links below:
Sensing in Water 2019: Day 1 – 25th September
Keynote Speaker –Alison Fergusson, Associate Director of Ofwat
- Welsh Water 2050-Our Vision For Smart Catchments. Rhys Stephens, Welsh Water
- Is it possible to detect phosphate loads using surrogate methods? Dave Walker, Detectronic
- Predicting Disinfection By-Product Formation. Mark Whatton, QCL
- Real time monitoring of cattle access points – using water IoT to build decision support tools Ciprian Briciu, DCU
Drainage & infrastructure
- A regulatory perspective on sewerage & inlet works spill & flow monitoring. Phil Hulme & Rob Whittaker, EA
- Smart management of drainage networks. Robin Corbie, Technolog & Debbie Bell, Anglian Water
- Autonomous Monitoring and Management of Wastewater Networks in Practice. Prof. Pete Skipworth, EMS
- ‘Pipebots’: micro robots in drainage systems. Will Shepherd and Kirill Horoshenkov, University of Sheffield
Sensing in Water 2017: Day 2 – 26th September
Keynote Speaker – Angela Smith MP and member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Water in absentia speech given by Andrew Chappell, SWIG Chairman
Distribution monitoring networks
- A water company perspective on smart water. Derek Leslie, Severn Trent Water
- Understanding root cause of discolouration of water supply. John Gaffney, Siemens
- Enhanced use of (multi-parameter) sensors to meet Performance Commitments. Frank van der Kleij, Bristol Water
- A Machine Learning approach to predict low Cl concentrations in water distribution trunk mains. Grigorios Kyritsakas, University of Sheffield
- Smart networks & IoT. Anna Poberezhna, Smart 4Tech
- ROI requires good data – abstraction on the Felixstowe peninsula. Matt Ellison, Wireless Innovation
- Changing thinking and people’s behaviours , Julien Lancha, Advizzo
- Transforming water supply through AI-enabled digitalization pathways, Guangtao Fu, University of Exeter