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Meet Senior Executives From International Water Utilities:

  • CEOs
  • Managing Directors
  • Leakage Development Managers
  • Distribution Managers
  • Leakage Managers
  • Leakage Team Leaders
  • Network Leakage Managers
  • Network Managers
  • Regulation Managers
  • Leakage Engineers
  • Leakage Controllers
  • Operations Directors
  • Heads Of Research & Development
  • Leakage Strategy / Leakage Development Managers
  • Chief Engineers
  • Engineering Directors
  • Civil Engineers
  • Senior Manager Distribution Operations
  • Senior Water Engineers
  • Distribution Systems Managers
  • Directors, Water Distribution
  • Heads Of Water Supply
  • Pipeline Management
  • Maintenance
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Head of Data Factory

Plus Service & Solution Providers In The Following Areas:

  • Leak Detection Equipment
  • Leak Detection Contractors
  • Pipe Location Specialists
  • Pipe Material Providers
  • GIS
  • Network Modelling
  • Data Management
  • Meter Suppliers
  • Valve Suppliers
  • Pump Suppliers
  • Pressure Reduction Valves
  • Data loggers
  • Satellite technology for asset location and management
  • Thermal imaging/radar technologies
  • Pipe Inspection and condition assessment (External/internal)
  • Acoustic noise loggers
  • Flow meters (full bore/insertion)
  • Customer meters and meter readers
  • Excavation and trenchless technology
  • Pipe repair technologies (internal/external)

11th Global Leakage Summit 2020

The World's Premier Water Leakage Summit Returns For Its 11th Year In June 2020

The 11th Global Leakage Summit is coming to London again on 8-9 December, with pre-conference workshops on 7 December.

Join us to meet our line-up of world-class UK and international water utility speakers, who will share their experiences on how they are meeting their specific challenges of reducing leakage and satisfying demand - challenges of meeting regulatory targets and customer expectations in networks with ageing infrastructure and continual bursts, and with external pressures on the network caused by climate change, drought and natural disasters.

Sessions will include panel discussions on topical issues, case study results and examples of how latest technologies and concepts have evolved to meet the challenges of monitoring the network and prioritising areas for inspection - managing, and, more importantly, analysing and using, all the network sensor data available.

The Summit agenda will focus on issues that are crucial for addressing policies and practices for reducing leakage - both in UK and globally - over the next few years.  Agenda highlights and discussion topics include:

  • The effects of climate change, population migration, drought and high demand in water scarce regions. How do water operators cope in such extremes?  How do they maintain sustainability of supply in countries like China, Brazil and Philippines - megacities with mega populations?
  • What lessons for customer demand management can we learn from the 2018 drought in Cape Town - which almost reached 'day zero' for water supply?
  • The UK water industry has to meet increasingly stringent leakage targets over the next 30 years.  Can they halve leakage by 2050? Is zero leakage a future reality or just a pipedream? 
  • The technology companies are going to play a major part in helping companies to meet their leakage targets. What will it take in terms of advances in sensor and communication technology, pipe material and pipe repair technology to get even anywhere near zero?
  • Technology convergence - is the industry converging on certain technologies? How do we best leverage emerging AI and 5G/NB-IOT communications for network automation and control - and integrated sensor management - to provide 'one picture'?
  • Trunk main leakage - always the difficult one! How are companies progressing with better ways of monitoring, identifying and fixing the leaks in big pipes?
  • Calming the network to prevent transients. We hear how transient analysis can help to identify anomalies faster to prevent bursts.  Could 'dynamic network areas' be the next generation DMAs - dynamically adaptive networks?
  • With innovative customer monitoring technology are we nearer to better understanding the balance between customer use, supply pipe leakage and internal plumbing losses?
  • If we have customer billing and consumption history can we find the optimal time to replace customer meters?
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The World-Leading Forum for Leakage Management...

...Now In Its 11th Edition And Established As A Brand Leader - For Water Company Practitioners To Exchange Information on Topical Case Studies And Learn About Best Practice Technologies For Assessing, Monitoring And Reducing Leakage In Their Networks


  • The UK water industry under pressure - leakage is right at the top of the UK's political agenda again and the UK Water Industry has taken a pounding over the last two years.  How will the industry focus on meeting its stringent targets?
  • What can we learn from global practitioners in areas of water scarcity and population migration who have addressed the issue of managing customer demand?
  • How do water operators in megacities and with mega populations in countries like Brazil and Philippines meet demand and still run sustainable networks?
  • Can integrated network wide sensors and data communication help the industry in its drive towards 'smart water' and zero leakage by 2050? 
  • Ensuring the data is used for smart insights and actions - otherwise smart water isn't smart!
  • The technology companies are going to play a major part - what will it take in terms of advances in sensor and communication technology, pipe material and pipe repair technology to get even anywhere near zero leakage?
  • How will Brexit affect the UK and European water industry - will research and innovation and investment in assets and infrastructure suffer? What does this mean for the supply chain and UK exporters of water technologies and solutions?
  • Can the increased use of smart technology help operators understand how to monitor pressure transients and 'calm' the network to reduce bursts?
  • What have we learnt about understanding the balance between customer use, supply pipe leakage and internal plumbing losses?
  • Much-needed improvements to hydraulic model calibration and a new generation of modelling tools are required to ensure that models meet the criteria for identifying anomalies and 'hotspots' in the network


Business Director, Alectia

"Good mix between technical input and case studies"

United Utilities

Very well planned conference. Great variety of topics

Professor, University Of Perugia

"Very good summit!"


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