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Challenge Programme

Utility Week Live

Smart water networks

17 May 2023
Smart, flexible networks

To meet and conquer the challenges facing the water sector – from climate change, biodiversity loss and water scarcity through population growth and regulatory performance expectations – companies know they need to create smarter infrastructure. They know they need new capability to manage capacity, constraints and risks at a whole network level – or even multinetwork level. But what does this mean in practice?  Join this session to hear:   

  • How companies are trialling and deploying digital twins    

  • Examples of other new tools extracting value from data    

  • Frontline experiences from water companies utilizing intelligent decision making to deliver a smart water network vision 

Chair: Ruth Williams, Utility Week Live Editorial Team 

Smart network benefits and future developments 
Jeremy Heath, Head of innovation, SES Water 

AI of Things to enable autonomous waste catchments 
James Ballard, Control and automation architect, Severn Trent

Unlocking digital twins 
Jethro Yates, Thames Water

Smart to smartest: are we nearly there yet? 
Ruth Clarke, Innovyze 

Ruth Williams, Water correspondent - Utility Week
James Torres Ballard, Control and automation architect - Severn Trent
Jethro Yates, Lead data scientist - Thames Water
Jeremy Heath, Head of innovation - SES Water
Ruth Clarke - Innovyze


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