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)
Invenio Systems Ltd
Stuart is a chartered Civil Engineer who has spent 46 years in the water industry He has been a member of IWA for 17 years and became a fellow in 2012. He has served as a member of the management committee of the IWA Water Loss Specialist group for 4 years. He has been a member of Institute of Water since its formation, as well as a long-standing member of Institution of Civil Engineers, CIWEM and the Chartered Management Institute.
After leaving university in 1976 Stuart worked for 3 years with a consultancy designing and building sewerage and sewage treatment systems. He has since been focussed on water supply and in particular water distribution systems and water loss. He spent 15 years as a manager in one of the UK water companies responsible for GIS, network modelling and design, system control, leakage management and planning.
From 1990 to 1994, Stuart was a member of the steering committee of the UK National Leakage Initiative that led to the Managing Leakage reports. He chaired the committee that reported on Economic Level of Leakage (ELL) and worked on the development of the BABE and FAVAD concepts.
In 1994, he established his own company (Utility Technical Services Ltd) and within 4 years employed over 100 staff undertaking leak detection, ELL assessment, pressure management surveys and design, and DMA establishment for most water companies across the UK and Ireland. In 1998 UTS was acquired by RPS Group plc; and after acquiring two other companies Stuart became Executive Chairman of RPS Water Services with responsibility for over 400 staff focussed on water distribution systems.
Stuart has been a director of a number of other companies notably Scottish Water Contracting undertaking mains rehabilitation on a design and build basis, Fluid Controls (UK) Ltd and i2O Water Ltd developing new pressure management devices, and Watercourse Events Ltd organising water loss conferences. He has also managed his own independent consultancy company since 2004 and in 2014 he established Invenio Systems Ltd developing innovative network monitoring based on temperature measurements.
He has written and presented several technical papers on leakage and has co-authored publications including the Financial Times report on leakage (1999), the IWA Handbook, ‘Understanding Water Loss” (2003) and the European Commission reference document ‘Good Practices on Leakage Reduction’ (2014) as well as being a member of the team that updated the Managing Leakage reports in 2011.
Between 2009 and 2014 Stuart was the Ofwat Reporter for Anglian Water, and he has undertaken regulatory reviews for several other UK water companies. He was a member of the team that reviewed SELL for Ofwat and EA in 2014. He is currently the Leakage Reviewer for the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) and Scottish Water, and he advises the board of Welsh Water and Irish Water on leakage management.
In summary, Stuart has direct board level experience and expertise in water distribution systems and water loss management from the viewpoint of a water company, a consultant, a contractor, a regulator, a trainer, a conference organiser, an innovator and a researcher.
2022 LEARNING BENEFITS
The World-Leading Forum for Leakage Management...
...Now In Its 12th 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 2022
- Seizing Opportunities - effects of lockdown, effect on customer consumptions & commercial use
- Sharing Ideas & Experiences - collaboration and synergies
- Ofwat's Innovation Fund - progress & collaborative projects
- Leakage And The Wider Environment - a twin-track approach to water resource sustainability and leakage reduction
- Enabling A Workforce Of The Future - Case Studies from two UK water companies
- Achieving Zero Leakage - examining the latest thinking on technologies for preventing leaks
- Net Zero Carbon By 2030? UK water industry target to significantly reduce the carbon and energy used by the sector
- Better Infrastructure For Leak Prevention - what industry standards are already in place and what needs to be improved?