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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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)

Bob Taylor

CEO

Portsmouth Water

Bob Taylor has 35 years experience of the global water industry and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Portsmouth Water. Owned by Ancala Partners, Portsmouth Water has a 160 year history of providing water services on the south coast of the UK, today serving a population of around 800,000. The Company has a well established reputation as one of the consistently best performers in the sector and is about to embark on the first major reservoir project to be built in the UK since privatization. Prior to this Bob was Operations Director - Drinking Water Services for South West Water, part of the FTSE listed Pennon Group. Bob joined South West Water in 2016 following Pennon's acquisition of Bournemouth Water in 2015 where he held the positions of Managing Director and Director of Operations. Prior to this Bob was Business Development Director with Singaporean group Sembcorp, responsible for development of the municipal water and wastewater business within most countries outside Asia with a specific focus on the Middle East, South America and India. 

Bob holds a B.Sc. (hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Wales, Swansea, an M.Sc..in Public Health Engineering from Imperial College, London and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of West London. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, a fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Director of the Institute of Water. He is married with two children.

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2020 LEARNING BENEFITS:

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

KEY ISSUES FOR 2020

  • Public Interest Commitment (PIC) goals - a keynote presentation from 3 UK water company CEOs to explain the steps to deliver on their commitment to reduce leakage
  • Innovation, collaboration and cooperation.  Innovation is not just technology, but innovative concepts and practices - how will the 'heat-map' of company research help the industry to achieve zero leakage?
  • Integrating network data to localise leaks in fixed and mobile networks. 2018-19 saw the largest roll out of in-situ acoustic loggers in the UK water industry - how have these have helped to meet leakage targets?
  • Managing global challenges - water scarcity, drought and natural disasters, and now Covid-19.  How is the global water industry coping?
  • Managing leakage using machine learning, big data analysis and hydraulic simulation - using ever smarter algorithm technologies to analyse the mass of data coming in from all over the network, and to detect abnormal patterns outside the normal operating range
  • The rise in automation and AI will cause 75 million jobs to be lost by 2022, but 133 million new jobs will be created (WEF 2018). What effect will this have on the water industry workforce? Will the new technologies be in the hands of Gen Z?
  • Smart network infrastructure management - using big data analytics to link pipe replacement to failure rate.  How to maintain a desired level of service at a lowest asset life cycle cost?
  • How can smart networks improve performance in other areas to meet Outcome Delivery Incentives (ODIs) as well as reducing leakage and Per Capita Consumption (PCC)?
  • Bringing pipe repair into the digital age. What are the options for minimal disruption or non-intrusive pipe repairs?

TESTIMONIALS

South West Water

"An Excellent Opportunity to sanity check your current thinking and practices whilst also learning what the future may hold"

Sembcorp Bournemouth Water

"Essential event for those involved in leakage management."

NWG Water

Conference provides an opportunity to broaden our horizons on leakage management beyond our local contexts and consider the possibilities

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