Water Industry Technology Innovation

Date(s): Dec 1, 2015
Time: 8:40 AM - 4:55 PM
Location: Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Categories Tags: customer service, game-changing technologies, wastewater treatment, water treatment technology solutions

 

The demand for innovative technological solutions in the water sector has never been greater.

The 4th Annual Water Industry Technology Innovation Conference will combine game-changing technologies with fresh thinking and effective collaboration, following 3 years of success as a key platform for showcasing innovative technologies in the water industry.

It will address the role of strategic partnerships, consider how to balance technological advancement with risk, and provide attendees with the right tools to make innovation ‘business as usual’.

For booking, click http://www.wwt-innovation.net/37966.

Expert speakers include:

  • Catalina Pedraza, Specialist Project Manager, Thames Water
  • Professor Joby Boxall, Professor of Water Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Sheffield
  • Bas Hofs, Researcher – Drinking Water Treatment, KWR Watercycle Research Institute
  • Nick Mills, Sludge and Energy Innovation Manager, Thames Water

This conference offers the opportunity to:

  1. Find out how your peers are using novel methods to overcome business challenges
  2. Hear the latest research and technological innovations that are transforming the water industry
  3. Gain insight into how strategic partnerships can lead to successful innovation solutions
  4. Learn how to overcome external barriers to innovation
  5. Explore new ways to engage employees and customers to create a more dynamic, innovative culture

 

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  • Catalina Pedraza, Specialist Project Manager, Thames Water
  • Professor Joby Boxall, Professor of Water Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Sheffield
  • Bas Hofs, Researcher – Drinking Water Treatment, KWR Watercycle Research Institute
  • Nick Mills, Sludge and Energy Innovation Manager, Thames Water

AGENDA (subject to change)

8:40 am Registration, refreshments and exhibition
9:20 am Welcome and introduction from conference chair – Professor Anthony Conway, University of Sheffield Centre

SESSION ONE: Considering challenges and competition in technological innovation

9:25 am The UK Water Partnership – Tom Flood, UK Water Partnership
9:45 am How utilities can embrace innovation – Simon Cocks, UKWIR
10:05 am The challenges and opportunities for driving technology innovation through collaboration – Mark Worsfold, South West Water
10:25 am Panel session: the role of collaboration and failure in innovation – Nick Cliffe, Innovate UK
10:50 am Refreshments, networking, exhibition and research posters

SESSION TWO: Managing and monitoring smart networks effectively to improve system performance

11:20 amCase Study: Improving water supply efficiency through effective collaboration11:40 amUsing performance data and analytics to drive insight – Stephen Herndlhofer, Yorkshire Water12:00 pmCheck back for details12:15 pmOvercoming obstacles in the adoption of smart water network technologies – Professor Joby Boxall, The University of Sheffield / Catalina Pedraza, Thames Water12:35 pmPanel questions and answers12:50 pmBuffet lunch, networking, exhibition and research posters

SESSION THREE: Technology game changers showcase

13:50 pm Chair’s welcome back and interactive polling
13:55 pm Robotics – crawlers in the water industry – Bart Bergmans, Evides
14:10 pm The application of nano-technology in water treatment – from lab to pilot scale – Bas Hofs, KWR Watercycle Research Institute
14:25 pm Innovating with smart-phone technology – Claire Bristow, Senior Project Manager, National Grid / Peter Graham, Solution Optimisation Centre Manager, National Grid
14:40 pm ‘Moving the cheese’ in research and innovation – George Taylor, Isle Utilities
15:00 pm Panel questions and answers
15:15 pm Refreshments, networking, exhibition and research posters

SESSION FOUR: Innovation in practice

15:45 pm Case study – Innovating for a green capital – Patric Bulmer, Bristol Water
16:05 pm Case study – Unlocking the full energy potential of sewage sludge – Nick Mills, Thames Water
16:25 pm Recovering value from waste – Chris Jones, Northumbrian Water
16:45 pm Panel question and answer session
17:00 pm Close of conference

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