The World’s Premier Water Leakage Summit Returns For Its 10th Year In June 2019

The 10th Global Leakage Summit is coming to London again on 25-26 June 2019, with pre-conference workshops on 24 June.

Join us to meet our line-up of world-class UK and international water utility speakers, who will share their experiences on how they are meeting their specific challenges of reducing leakage and satisfying demand – challenges of meeting regulatory targets and customer expectations in networks with ageing infrastructure and continual bursts, and with external pressures on the network caused by climate change, drought and natural disasters.

Sessions will include panel discussions on topical issues, case study results and examples of how latest technologies and concepts have evolved to meet the challenges of monitoring the network and prioritising areas for inspection – managing, and, more importantly, analysing and using, all the network sensor data available.

The Summit agenda will focus on issues that are crucial for addressing policies and practices for reducing leakage – both in UK and globally – over the next few years.  Agenda highlights and discussion topics include:

  • The effects of climate change, population migration, drought and high demand in water scarce regions. How do water operators cope in such extremes?  How do they maintain sustainability of supply in countries like China, Brazil and Philippines – megacities with mega populations?
  • What lessons for customer demand management can we learn from the 2018 drought in Cape Town – which almost reached ‘day zero’ for water supply?
  • The UK water industry has to meet increasingly stringent leakage targets over the next 30 years.  Can they halve leakage by 2050? Is zero leakage a future reality or just a pipedream?
  • The technology companies are going to play a major part in helping companies to meet their leakage targets. What will it take in terms of advances in sensor and communication technology, pipe material and pipe repair technology to get even anywhere near zero?
  • Technology convergence – is the industry converging on certain technologies? How do we best leverage emerging AI and 5G/NB-IOT communications for network automation and control – and integrated sensor management – to provide ‘one picture’?
  • Trunk main leakage – always the difficult one! How are companies progressing with better ways of monitoring, identifying and fixing the leaks in big pipes?
  • Calming the network to prevent transients. We hear how transient analysis can help to identify anomalies faster to prevent bursts.  Could ‘dynamic network areas’ be the next generation DMAs – dynamically adaptive networks?
  • With innovative customer monitoring technology are we nearer to better understanding the balance between customer use, supply pipe leakage and internal plumbing losses?
  • If we have customer billing and consumption history can we find the optimal time to replace customer meters?

13-14th March 2018, London, UK


Workshops On New Technology, Intelligent Data & Sustainable Impact At The Global Leakage Summit 2018
One of the main attractions of the Global Leakage Summit is our pre-conference workshops on the day prior to the Summit. These technical workshops showcase the latest technology developments and water utility case studies from leading water network technology companies, for improving water network management and advanced network operations.
The two workshops for the 2018 Summit, on Monday 12 March, continue this theme by focusing on better knowledge of assets, improved asset data management and maintaining calm networks to reduce infrastructure damage.
Here is a preview:
WORKSHOP A: 10.00 – 13.00, Monday 12th March Sponsored by Echologics and Mueller Co
Reflecting increasing pressure on water utilities to address the consequences of ageing infrastructure, this workshop will:
Address the ‘out of sight out of mind’ attitude to buried infrastructure, particularly the critical transmission mains
Provide insights on how utilities can avoid pipe ruptures, damage and service outage with fixed network monitoring systems
Show how pressure management can help reduce water loss to a sustainable economic level while extending asset life
Share with delegates practicable and sustainable approaches to the range of intelligent water solutions
WORKSHOP B – 14.00 – 17.00, Monday 12th March Sponsored by i2O
Innovation and the introduction of new technology can present a challenge for managing large amounts of disparate data.
This workshop provides examples of how ‘smart innovation’ has led to development of new applications for existing hardware and software to enhance data quality:
Identification of PRV anomalies to reduce the cost and risk of unnecessary PRV servicing
Detection of pressure transients so that remedial action can be taken – reducing burst frequency and increasing asset life
Drought management and reduced burst frequency by smarter pressure control

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