Smart Water Systems - Innovation and Resilience through Collaboration

Posted Dec 13, 2019

SMi's 9th Annual Smart Water Systems Conference, which will convene in London on the 20th-21st April 2020, will bring together industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss the latest updates on current developments, focus on future trends, spotlight on the latest technological developments and listen to case studies to gain insight from the latest projects.  

The two-day event will focus on collaboration and will explore pivotal topics such as how industry and utility companies can collaborate to improve water networks and customer service.

For interested parties, there will be a £400 early bird discount for bookings made by December 13th. Register at  

The agenda promises to highlight the methods that water companies are using to ensure goals and targets are reached and exceeded. Plus, delegates will gain insight from the experiences of industry leaders through a series of case studies:

Ofwat’s emerging strategy: Driving transformational innovation in the sector

• Regulation as an enabler for innovation
    - Setting ourselves up to promote innovation
    - Increased coordination on innovation across regulators in the sector
    - Create an environment that supports new ideas into the sector
• Innovation as a tool for addressing future challenges
    - Company culture
    - Effective joint working within the sector and beyond, including improved information-sharing
    - Effective roll-out and adoption of proven technologies, methods or approaches at scale
• What are the main barriers to innovation in the sector and why?
• Collectively funded innovation competition
• Sector-wide joint innovation strategy

John Russell, Senior Director Strategy and Planning, Ofwat

Wessex Water Open System approach – “How is Wessex Water using industry collaboration to improve efficiency of service?”

• Opening their systems, processes and data to wider markets and organisations they may not normally work with to solve problems more efficiently, and to reduce reliance on asset-based solutions that are not affordable or don’t represent the best value in the long-term
• Collaborative open systems approach to innovation
• Achieve resilient services in a sustainable way, minimise the impact of activities through non-intrusive approaches and encourage the adoption of innovative techniques through partnership with the supply chain when asset optimisation or smarter construction is required
• Allow the supply chain to innovate and engage more proactively, understanding the required outcomes and suggest alternative approaches to deliver them
• Procure solutions that will reduce reliance on asset construction
• Significantly reducing costs and Improving resilience
• Providing a better value, more rounded service to our customers and the environment

David Elliott, Group Chief Innovation Officer, Wessex Water

SES Water’s Intelligent Network Project

• Our vision for the future of network management
• Our NBIoT sensor roll out plan
• AI software data analysis for near real time network insights
• Advanced pressure control using AI
• Future proofing your network data strategy

Daniel Woodworth, Network Strategy Manager, SES Water

For the full agenda and speaker line-up, the brochure is available to download at  

Smart Water Systems 2020

20 – 21 April 2020

London, UK

Sponsored by:

Diehl Metering | DHI | Kamstrup | MetriNet - an ATI Brand | Gutermann

For sponsorship enquiries or to register, contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0)20 7827 6156 or email [email protected]