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)
Head of the Water Quality and Revenue Management Division
City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council, South Africa
Mbali Matiwane is the Head of the Water Quality and Revenue Management Division in the City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council. She has over 15 years' experience in the municipal water supply environment, having started her career as a Project Engineer and working her way up to Senior Management levels. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and is currently completing her Masters of Science in Building (Project Management). Her expertise includes the provision of basic water and sanitation services, contract management, water demand management and revenue enhancement.
Mbali was responsible for the development and implementation of the Water Conservation and Demand Management Strategy for the City of Johannesburg, which comprised of over 11,800km of water network and 560 PRVs. Her active participation in the flagship programmes such as Pressure Management, Sectorisation and Active Leakage Control saw the City reduce its growth in bulk water purchases to zero. She is currently driving Revenue Enhancement projects within the City of Ekurhuleni, which include large user meter consolidations, water meter installation, repairs and maintenance and tariff determination. She was also involved in the establishment of the NRW Reduction Program in Africa and the development of Guidelines for the Use of Model Performance Based Contract for Water Demand Management.
2019 LEARNING BENEFITS:
The World-Leading Forum for Leakage Management...
...Now In Its 10th 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 2019
- 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
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Network Performance Manager, South East Water
"This is an invaluable opportunity to determine and learn what the industry is doing"