Leakage summit returns in June

The Global Leakage Summit returns for its 10th year in June 2019, when it will attempt to bring together the most innovative and successful examples of leakage reduction innovation from around the world.

The organisers say the focus for the 2019 conference will be on “using best practice policies and innovative technologies to achieve leakage targets and meet customer demand while facing political and economic challenges and ageing network infrastructure.”

The speaker and panellist line-up includes:

  • Angela Smith MP, Co-Chair, All Parliamentary Party Water Group
  • Ramoncito Soriano, Head, Technical Planning, Water Supply Operations, Maynilad, Philippines
  • Frederico Fernandes, CEO, Aquas do Porto
  • Junwei Jin, Deputy Director, Network Department, Shenzhen Water Group, China
  • Andrew Donnelly, Adviser to the Board, Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres (EPAL), Portugal
  • Mohammad Eid Ibrahim, Water O&M Division Manager, Al Ain Distribution Company
  • David Duccini, CTD Division Manager, SUEZ, France
  • Mbali Matiwane, Divisional Head: Water Quality and Revenue Management, Water and Sanitation Department, City of Ekurhuleni, S Africa
  • Francisco J. F. Paracampos, Director, Asset Management, SABESP, Brazil
    Robert Hall, Managing Director, Provo Water Company Limited, Turks and Caicos
  • Bob Taylor, CEO, Portsmouth Water
  • Richard Flint, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Water
  • Mel Karam, CEO, Bristol Water, UK
  • Trevor Bishop, Director, Water Resources South East (WRSE)
  • Jamie Jones, Distribution Project Manager, Portsmouth Water
  • Dr Joseph Butterfield, Technical Specialist, Northumbrian Water Group
  • Alicja Solarczyk, Senior Project Manager (Water Network), United Utilities
  • Sophocles Sophocleous, Hydraulic Modelling Specialist, Severn Trent Water
  • Mark Tully, Strategic Planning Manager – Networks, Southern Water
  • Euan Burns, Head of System Investment Planning, Thames Water
  • Hannah Wardle, Network Delivery Manager – Leakage, United Utilities
  • David Tyler, Associate Director, MEI Infrastructure Policy & Project Preparation Unit, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Professor Bruno Brunone, Director, Water Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy
  • Andy Smith, Regional Optimisation Manager, Anglian Water
  • Andrew Roach, Head of Water Distribution, Yorkshire Water
  • Jean Spencer, Chair, Senior Steering Group, National Framework for Water Resources
  • Helen Simonian, Wholesale Water Services Director, Southern Water
    Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, SES Water
  • Frank Van Der Kleij, Head of Asset Risk and Planning, Bristol Water, UK
    Roger Ironmonger, Co-founder and Managing Director, Primayer
  • Mark Hendy, Sales Director, UK/Europe, Syrinix, UK
  • Mike Tennant, Director of Sales and Business Development, HWM Water, UK
  • Joydip Sanyal, Global Product Manager – Water EM Flowmeter, ABB Ltd, UK
  • Frenk Withoos, Managing Director, ABB Measurement & Analytics Northern European Region
  • Tim Door, Regional Sales Director, McCrometer Inc

On day one, in several themed sessions, expert water industry panellists will discuss concerns about global policies and dynamics that will affect the industry – and how to address them:

  • The UK water industry under pressure – UK Policy Makers and Practitioners Panel
  • Using innovative technologies to meet ambitious leakage targets
  • The future of leakage – looking ahead to 2050 – European Leaders Panel

Day Two focuses on innovation – and its role in maintaining network efficiency:

  • Integrated network infrastructure – making sense of the data
  • Optimising and improving network performance
  • Research and development – an essential component of innovation

Global case studies will also focus on coping with growing populations in megacities – and on understanding and managing customer demand

The organisers summarise some of the major highlights as follows:

  • Over 35 international case studies over the two conference days
  • A highly popular Exhibition Showcase Area with over 25 leading technology providers
  • An Evening Drinks Reception
  • A Gala Dinner and Charity Auction for Water Aid for all speakers, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to enjoy.

For more information and a full conference agenda visit: