SWAN Workshop: “Accelerating a Smart, Resilient Water Future” 

On Nov. 21, 2018, SWAN held a half-day Workshop at the WWEM 2018 conference exploring the future of water and IT, featuring UK water utilities embracing a digital transformation.

View presentation materials below. A workshop recap can be found here.

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SWAN Introduction
Bob Taylor, CEO  Portsmouth Water & SWAN Utility Advisory Group Member

Session 1: Leveraging Digital Solutions to Tackle Water Loss

Moderated by Amir Cahn, Executive Director  SWAN Forum


Collaborative Innovation for Reducing Water Loss
David Kenny, Global Sales Director – i2O

Leveraging Digital Solutions
Phil Tomlinson, Commercial Director  Metasphere

Session 2: Source-to-Source Smart Water Management

Moderated by Richard Foster, Senior Water Network Engineer   WRc plc


Yorkshire Water Smart Leakage Team
Jonathan Adler, Commercial Manager  Aqualogic

Source-to-Source Smart Water Management: End to End Asset Optimisation
Mark Hinton, Director of Operations (Software)  Servelec Technologies

Integrated Optimisation for Wastewater Transport and Treatment
Tom Woolley, Aquasuite’s Business Development Director  Royal HaskoningDHV

Interactive Roundtables

In this age of digital transformation, how can we ensure that our data is accurate? 
Mike Bishop, Director of Operational Services  Welsh Water

What is the role of collaboration along the supply chain? 
Matthew Hughes, Optimisation Manager  Anglian Water

What is the best way to bring about utility culture change? 
David Smith, Asset Management and Production Director  Bristol Water

What role can SMART networks play in the management of major operational incidents? 
Martin Doherty, Head of Service Improvement  South West Water

How do SMART networks contribute to improved resilience?
Jez Downs, Supply System Strategy Manager, Integrated Planning  Southern Water