Smart Water Systems - Innovation, Technology and Resilience, the future for Utility Companies

  • Posted by Neil Howard
  • December 19, 2018 11:33 AM GMT

The Utilities market is in a period of transition with the introduction of smart meters, but also with new technology affecting the whole utilities market. While the technology is there for all to use the question remains how can it be used to its optimum and yet maintain optimum supply and output? Innovation is the way forward with many industry leaders already taking to fore to drive the changes that are needed to push the market forward.

At SMi’s 8th Annual Smart Water Systems Conference, taking place in London in April 2019, Innovation is the key focus of the event and will give insight into how this can be implemented through technology and resilience giving maximum cost reduction and network optimisation.

Industry leaders who will be sharing their ideas and experiences include:

Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc

Jan Gooijer, Innovation Manager, Vitens

Bert de Winter, Innovation Director, De Watergroep

Tertius Rust, PDOT Innovation Lead, South East Water

Sean McCarthy, Head of Leakage and Optimisation, Anglian Water

Eddie Wrigley, Innovation Facilitator, Northumbrian Water Group

Adam Smith, Innovation Programme Manager, Yorkshire Water

Other highlights include: Recent OFWAT observations on a number of water company’s future business plans and recommendations to achieve targets; strategies to ensure customer use less water: how data analytics can identify leakage detection, recent Smart Meter trials and what the challenges are for the industry as this is rolled out.

The adverse weather conditions over the past couple of years have proved to be very challenging for the water industry to say the least. The effects of the “beast from the east”, the very dry 2018 summer months and how this affected the supply of water to the consumer, will be discussed in further detail and the resulting changes that are needed to make the networks more efficient.

Smart Water Systems 2019 will take place on 29th – 30th April 2019 at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum in London UK. Sponsored by Diehl Metering, JANZ, Kamstrup and Sensus – a xylem brand.

Further information including a full speaker line-up and detailed conference agenda are available online at

There is a £200 discount available to attend, for further details call Andrew Gibbons, project manager on +44 (0) 20 7827 6156 or email