Future Water Networks 2020 Programme – Day 1

Wednesday 18th November 2020


9:30amWelcome - Paul Horton - CEO, Future Water
SESSION 1 - Impact of COVID 19: what has it taught us about smart networks and is it transformational? 
Chair: Dr Piers Clark - Chairman, Isle Group
COVID‐19 and the water sector: understanding impact, preparedness and resilience in the UK through a sector‐wide survey
Dr Sarah Cotterill, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, University College Dublin
The status of global wastewater based epidemiology
Dr Jo Burgess - Senior Technology Consultant, Isle Group
How metering has helped manage/understand water use (normal & COVID-19)
Andrew Tucker - Demand Reduction Strategy Manager, Thames Water
The impact of COVID-19 on water demand
Dene Marshallsay - Owner & Director, Artesia Consulting
Changing nature of leakage operations
Joe Sanders - Technical Director, RPS Group
Q&A session
11:00amClose of session
11:30amWelcome - Paul Horton - CEO, Future Water
SESSION 2 - Making our sewers smarter
Chair: Iain Naismith - Senior Research Fellow, IKT Institute for Underground Infrastructure
Monitoring the health and locating critical underground assets
Dr Jameel Marafie - Co-Founder & CEO, Headlight AI
Digitising CCTV using Deep Learning
Amanda Siquiera - CEO & Co-Founder, VAPAR
Event duration monitors for compliance assessment
Andy Godley - Senior Consultant for Flow Measurement & Metering, WRc
World-first pilot of a sewer nervous system
Dr Paul Dickenson, Technical Director, Nuron
Centaur - automatic control of holding water back in sewers
Dr James Shucksmith - Senior Lecturer of Water Engineering, University of Sheffield
Robots in sewers - the latest research
Prof. Simon Tait - Professor, University of Sheffield
Q&A session
1:00pmClose of session

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