Accelerating the Diffusion of Innovation in the Water Sector

SMi Reports: Alongside the main agenda at smart water systems there will also be a panel discussion on day one of the virtual conference.

London, United Kingdom, March 12, 2021 --( SMi’s Smart Water Systems will highlight the methods the water companies are using to ensure the goals and targets that have been set are reached and exceeded.

The upcoming 10th annual conference will be focussing on how new technologies, IOT and Artificial Intelligence can help to produce and analyse real-time data to ensure more efficient leakage detection and management, leading to better customer engagement and subsequently decreased customers water usage.

For the full agenda, speaker line-up and the brochure is available to download online:

Panel Discussion On "Accelerating the diffusion of innovation in the water sector"

• What’s the innovation cycle a water utility undergoes before investing in new technologies?
• Which stakeholders need to be involved to improve the current rate of adoption?
• The dissemination of new policies as for technical innovation
• Which are the technical innovations that have been rapidly adopted by water utilities
• What are the lessons learned that can be applied to other, less successful innovations?
• What are the obstacles to the diffusion of innovation?

Moderating the panel discussion and panelists:
• Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water
• Rose Jolly, Innovation Manager, World Water Innovation Fund, Severn Trent Water
• Cindy Vanderstraeten, Project Manager, Smart Metering Systems, De Watergroep
• Jamie Jones, Leakage and Smart Networks Manager, Portsmouth Water

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Virtual conference: Online access only £299 (Limited time only)
Commercial rate £999

Sponsored by Seba Dynatronic Mess- und Ortungstechnik GmbH, Kamstrup, DHi Group, Polypipe & Innovyze

For sponsorship enquiries or to register, contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0)20 7827 6156 or email

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