WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Meet Senior Executives From International Water Utilities:
- 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
- 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
- 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)
CTD Division Manager
David created the SUEZ Technical Distribution Centre (CTD, Paris), after many years of experience in the management and operation of water networks.
David has worked for SUEZ at various international locations since 1990. Before taking up his current position and for nearly three decades, he experienced three continents and eight different countries. He started in Italy as an operational engineer to set up three new water companies, moved then to Indonesia to take the responsibility of network manager of the largest operational center of Jakarta and completed his operational experience in Algeria, where he was distribution manager with operational responsibility for 12 distribution centers in Algiers, taking up the challenge of restoring a 24/7 water service for more than 5 million people. For 6 years he was Deputy Technical Director of Suez and Chairman of the International Technical Committee for Distribution Networks.
Since 2009, David has been Manager of SUEZ's Technical Distribution Centre, the excellency centre of SUEZ for Water Distribution Systems. Created in 2009, the «CTD» develops new approaches and technologies for advanced network management. It supports SUEZ to be the world leader on network performance optimisation and underground asset management. It offers today 15 international experts providing more than 100 missions for 1.500 days of technical assistance every year. His responsibilities also include training and monitoring teams and experts on network distribution issues, and participating in the management of SUEZ's Research and Innovation projects.
Areas of Expertise
* Network performance: advanced solutions for water network
* Asset management: renewal/maintenance programs and materials qualification
* Smart network: new technologies for network management
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?
General Manager, SIBU Water Board
"I liked the specific depth of topics/papers and the experts gathered who have done various works"
Conference provides an opportunity to broaden our horizons on leakage management beyond our local contexts and consider the possibilities
City of Guelph Water Services
An excellent survey of the present and upcoming trends in the drinking water distribution sector