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The 6th Annual SWAN Conference attracted over 180 attendees from 24 countries. A diverse range of speakers offered innovative solutions to meet the industry’s growing challenges. Below, are links to the Conference agenda, photos and presentations.

SWAN 2016 Conference Presentations

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Day 1

SWAN Conference Introduction

When did ‘smart water’ begin and are we getting any smarter?
Keynote: Dr. Piers Clark, Isle Group

Challenges for smart water services in resilient cities
  Keynote: Mariano Blanco, Aqualia

Accelerating innovation and investment in the water sector

  Moderator: Chris Peacock, The Water Innovation Project


Technology adoption and organisational cultural change
  Keynote: Lou Cirillo, Cisco


Reinforcing data confidence (the cloud, cyber security, data ownership)
  Moderator: James Dunning, Syrinix


SWAN Update


Expanding the smart water business case – A  macro view 
  Moderator: Amir Peleg, TaKaDu


Interoperability: The key for scaling smart water business/technology
  Moderator: Michal Koening, Qualcomm


Smart integrated management of multiple water networks
  Keynote: Dr. Konstantinos Vafeiadis, EYDAP S.A. 

The role of smart water in emerging countries
  Moderator: Fredrick Royan, Frost & Sullivan  

Day 2

The strategic imperative of customer service in the water sector
 Keynote: Jo Causon, Institute of Customer Service         
Improving water use efficiency 
Moderator: Chrysi Laspidou, University of Thessaly

Maximising the power of data

 Moderator: Dr. Michael Bold, WRc plc

The role of markets and innovation in resilient systems and services
 Keynote: Nicci Russell, Ofwat
Driving acceleration
 Moderator: Manuel Parra, Schneider Electric

Making water data work for people

 Keynote: Jacob Tompkins, Waterwise