Programme

MORNING

8.15am Registration and networking

9.00am

Welcome

Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water

DELIVERING ON THE AMBITION

9.05am

The Water UK Public Interest Commitment (PIC) for Leakage and the launch of the Water UK Routemap

Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water

Bob Taylor, CEO, Portsmouth Water

9.15am

The Routemap: In detail
Chair

Frank van der Kleij, Principal Consultant –
Asset Management Water (UK), Stantec

Panel

Glen Mountfort, Director – Technical Consulting, WRc

Dene Marshallsay, Director, Artesia

Joe Sanders, Technical Director, RPS

Q&A

10.15am

The Routemap: Water company insights and perspectives

Chair

Frank van der Kleij, Principal Consultant – Asset Management Water (UK), Stantec

 

Panel
David Jacobs, Leakage Strategy Manager, Anglian Water

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water and UKWIR Leakage Research Programme Lead

Discussion session

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water and UKWIR Leakage Research Programme Lead
David Jacobs, Leakage Strategy Manager, Anglian Water

Dene Marshallsay, Director, Artesia

Glen Mountfort, Director – Technical Consulting, WRc

Joe Sanders, Technical Director, RPS

Paul Taylor, Leakage Manager, Severn Trent Water

11.15am Networking refreshment break

INNOVATION FORUM

11.45am

Encouraging innovation and collaboration:
The Ofwat Innovation Fund – latest developments and leakage related projects

Dr Ben Tam, CEO, Isle

12.05pm

Spring – supporting the industry to innovate and collaborate (an Ofwat Innovation Fund winner)

Carly Perry, Consultant Executive Lead, Spring and Senior Manager (Energy & Utilities), Sia Partners

12.25pm

Innovation Hub – United Utilities’ approach to driving innovation and collaboration, and encouraging new entrants into the sector

Kieran Brocklebank, Head of Innovation,
United Utilities

Hannah Wardle, Network Optimisation Manager, United Utilities

Neil Edwards, Chief Technical Officer, FIDO Tech

12.55pm

Safe Smart Systems – Embedding resilience for the future through automation and AI (an Ofwat Innovation Fund winner)

Fionn Boyle, Shop Window Manager,
Anglian Water

AFTERNOON

2.25pm

Welcome back

Bob Taylor, CEO, Portsmouth Water 

MEETING THE REDUCTION CHALLENGES – TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS FORUM 

2.30pm

Soapbox challenge:

Four short, sharp pitches, followed by lively group debate

Chair

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water and UKWIR Leakage Research Programme Lead

Eliminating leakage – the power of data

Jon Hodgson, Business Development Manager, Ant Hire Solutions (UK)

Thermal imaging and high resolution photogrammetry – harnessing AI

Sheikh Fakhar Khalid, Chief Scientific Officer, Sensat

Machine intelligent multi-sensor DELTA pressurised leak detection

Bradley Weston, Managing Director, Electro Scan UK

Battery-free water leak detection

Nathan Johnston, Technical Lead, AquaSensing

Q&A

3.25pm Short break (including SliDo voting, results)

MEETING THE REDUCTION CHALLENGES – TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS FORUM 

3.35pm

PREVENT: Transients – a holistic approach through enhanced pressure management

Alex Bailey, Smart Asset & Operations Manager, Anglian Water

3.55pm

AWARENESS: Background leakage

Stuart Trow, Director, Invenio

4.15pm

LOCATE: Leak noise characterisation to enhance water pipeline leak detection

Dr Jen Muggleton, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton

4.35pm

MEND: Minimal excavation repairs

Leo Carswell, Principal Consultant – Technology, WRc
Jo Parker, Director, Watershed Associates

4.55pm

UKWIR Leakage Programme and Innovation Heatmap update

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water and UKWIR Leakage Research Programme Lead

5.10pm

Closing remarks

Bob Taylor, CEO, Portsmouth Water

5.15pm Conference finish

1.15pm Networking lunch break

“Super event. Excellent presentations by all presenters who displayed great energy and enthusiasm and expertise in their field. The morning sessions were both good and the afternoon session was very strong right through to the close.”

Conference attendee