Future Water Networks 2019

Alternative Thinking for Alternative Strategies was the theme explored at Future Water Networks 2019

Innovation, resilience and customer experience are challenging the water sector to think differently. Underground asset management is now ‘flavour of the month’ and this creates a huge opportunity to bring creative thinking into pipeline management for water and wastewater.

At Future Water Networks 2019 we launched the ‘Reducing Leakage – Alternative Thinking for Alternative Strategies’ document setting out six ‘game changers’ by means of an illustration documenting the collective thinking of a leakage workshop that took place in October.

There was also a heat of our innovation competition Water Dragons where seven companies pitched their products and services to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel of industry experts plus the conference delegates. The company that impressed the judges most on the day and won the heat was Hydrao with their innovative smart showerhead. The audience choose Vapar and their AI inspection software as their winner. Both winning companies will go on to compete in the Water Dragon Grand Final at Yorkshire Water in March.

Future Water Networks 2019 challenged current thinking and was a ‘knowledge blitz’ on the core areas of water and wastewater network management.


Future Water Networks 2019 Brochure


Leakage Game Changers Document


Fabienne Dischamps Read more >
Chief Strategy and Product Management Officer, Smart DCC
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Mark Smith Read more >
Business Development Director, RPS
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Rob Ryder Read more >
Technology Innovation & Data Labs Business Leader, Severn Trent
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Frank van der Kleij Read more >
Head of Asset Risk and Planning, Bristol Water

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Lucy Pocock Read more >
Product Support Engineer, Optimatics
James Hargrave Read more >
Leakage Sensor Programme Lead, Anglian Water

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Phil Marsh Read more >
Technical Sales Manager, Technolog

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Piotr Koziel Read more >
Central Technical Support Engineer, Yorkshire Water
Cristina Munilla Read more >
Data Scientist, Artesia Consulting

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Owen Carey Read more >
Senior Modeller, RPS Services UK & Netherlands

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