SWIG News – No 11

February 5th, 2013

Happy New Year and welcome to the latest newsletter for those interested in sensors for water!Looking ahead for 2013 we have some great workshops lined up and the second Sensing in Water Conference in September following the success of SiW 2011. So read on for some dates for your diary for 2013 for SWIG workshops and also SWIG member discounts at other events. Please also find below details of an exciting one-off photography competition run by SWIG.

Please note that during December the SWIG postal address (and invoice address) changed to:

31 Elborough Avenue



BS49 4DU

The registered address for SWIG has not changed since September 2012 (it is on the bottom of SWIG emails and invoices).

On behalf of SWIG I would like to send big congratulations to Andrew Nichols, winner of the Early Career Researcher prize for 2012. Andrew (of the University of Bradford) won first prize for his research into Monitoring of Wastewater Flows by Remote Measurement of the Free Surface ‘Fingerprint’. More information and some photos of the prize ceremony at WWEM are on the SWIG homepage. To see the abstracts of the 3 finalists click here.

We hope you find this newsletter useful read.

See you at a workshop soon!

Rosa Richards, Programme Manager for SWIG

Next SWIG Workshop………

6 March 2013‘Sensors in Odour Control’

Chaired by Robin Lennox, South West Water

Kindly hosted by Analytical Technology, Saddleworth

Location: Talking Point Conference Centre, Huddersfield Road, Scouthead, Saddleworth OL4 4AG (near Manchester)

Programme: here

Cost (inc VAT): £78 (members), £140 (non-members), £110 (table top displays).

Booking: contact rosa.richards@swig.org.uk or use our booking form here


Forward Workshop Programme

April 2013 (tbc)Change of topic: ‘Back to Basics – pH & Turbidity’ (venue TBC) More details soon.4 July 2013: ‘Radiological Protection in the Water Industry’, Culham Conference Centre, Oxfordshire to include a tour of JET, but limited places available on the tour – first come first served so book early!

25-26 September 2013:  ‘Sensing in Water 2013’ Conference, Nottingham Belfry Hotel, Nottingham see the SWIG website for more details.

Please visit the SWIG website here for more details on each event.

For offers of presentations for the 2013 programmes please contact rosa.richards@swig.org.uk

SWIG Member Discounts

World Water-Tech Investment Summit 6-7 March 2013, London
SWIG members receive 20% discount on conference registration fee until 31 January 2013. The second annual summit will bring together 200 international utilities, technology companies, corporate investors and venture capital investors to identify new solutions and business models that have the potential to meet global water demand.
More details on the websiteGlobal Leakage Summit, 12 & 13 March 2013, Thistle Marble Arch, London
SWIG members receive a 15% discount. As water utilities and the general public continue to increase their awareness of addressing water losses, better and better technologies are needed to produce lower and lower leakage levels.  The summit provides high quality information-sharing at both a technical and strategic level, including how technologies are being deployed for leak detection, pressure management and network optimisation.

More details on the website

IWEX Sustainability Live 16-18 April 2013, NEC, Birmingham
SWIG members receive £20 off per m2 shell scheme. IWEX Water Live is the UK’s premier event for water industry professionals. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from the 16th – 18th April 2013, the exhibition attracts key decision makers from across the water sector looking for innovative water management solutions. Taking a stand provides the ideal platform to showcase your products and find new business.

For more information see the website

To book your stand contact Rachael Lyon on 01342 332097 or rachael.lyon@fav-house.com.

SWIG Photography Competition

SWIG is opening a photography challenge for images associated with water and the water industry to celebrate SWIG’s second Sensors in Water Conference in September.  Pictures could depict a water scene or the interaction of technology with the water environment in particular how sensors are used.  The pictures will be judged on technical excellence and artistic merit with the top entries being displayed at the SWIG conference.  A prize of £100 will be awarded at the conference to the winning entry.Deadline: May 31st 2013

Submission:  Up to 5 images to be submitted on a CD posted to:

31 Elborough Avenue, Yatton, Bristol BS49 4DU
The files should be:
• Jpeg format images, saved at the highest quality in the sRGB colour space
• The image size should be no smaller than 4 mega-pixels and in 4×3 or 3×4 format
• Please name your files using your name and two digit numbers: 01, 02, 03 … to 05


COPYRIGHT: Entrants retain all rights to their work. Entrants must own and have exclusive copyright to all images they submit.

USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting to the SWIG Photo competition, entrants grant the use of images for the purpose of marketing by SWIG and for display on the SWIG web site.  Images will not be sold. As conditions of this permission, SWIG shall credit all photographs with “© Person’s Name.”

Call for papers

Advances in Process Analytics and Control Technologies (APACT 13), (24-26 April 2013, Chester) More info hereEmerging Analytical Professionals Conference (17-19 May 2013) More info here

Other Matters of Interest

ACQUEAU Workshop 19 February 2013, BrusselsThis workshop aims to bring together relevant R&D and innovation stakeholders – Large Enterprise, SMEs, Research Centers and public authorities – to develop projects ideas around 3 water priority challenges:

  • Water & Wastewater Infrastructures
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment processes with a focus on water quantity and quality*
  • Energy saving & recovery innovations with a focus on the water and energy nexus*

*Topics to meet the European Innovation Partnership on Water priority challenges

More information on the website.

Ocean Business Conference 9-11 April 2013, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton Ocean Business is a hands-on technology exhibition – the chance to see systems first hand with more than 180 hours of live training and demonstration sessions.  There is also the two-day Offshore Survey conference to address the technical and business issues facing the global field of offshore surveying and Ocean Careers running over the entire three days, providing advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries. More information on the website