Water UK

Water UK will be holding our 19th Leakage Conference in Birmingham at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Pre-Conference Dinner: Wednesday, 3 October 2018 – 7pm to late
Conference: Thursday, 4 October 2018 – 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre.


Leakage Conference programme

  • Chair: Peter Simpson, Chief Executive, Anglian Water
  • The Environment Agency’s view of the challenge – Angela Wallis, Technical Specialist – Water Demand Management, Environment Agency
  • The NIC’s view for meeting the challenge – Dame Kate Barker DBE, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
  • How water companies and regions are responding – Simon Cocks, Chair, Water Resources in the South East (WRSE)
  • Innovation across the industry – Paul Horton, Chief Executive, Future Water
  • Yorkshire Water’s Strategy – Pamela Doherty, Director of Service Delivery, Yorkshire Water
  • Setting the scene for the innovation soapbox challenge – Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water
  • Innovation soapbox challenge – Short timed “pitches” from the supply chain on innovative/ground-gaining solutions to the two challenges as identified by the Leakage Network
  1. How to reduce leakage by 15% and remain cost neutral or better
  2. Find and fix (including non-interruption repair techniques)
  • The benefits of SMART metering to leakage management – learning from our AMI trials – David Jacobs, Leakage Manager, Anglian and Doug Spencer, SMART metering project manager, Anglian
  • Finding leakage, not usage: Calculating allowances for a 15% reduction world – Dr Joe Sanders, Technical Lead – Asset Strategy, Artesia