Global Leakage Summit returns for its 10th year in June 2019

The 10th Global Leakage Summit
25-26 June, 2019 – London

The Global Leakage Summit returns for its 10th year in June 2019 to feature the most innovative and successful examples of delivering and maintaining reduced leakage levels across the world.

The speaker line-up will include experienced international water network practitioners from Brazil, France, Italy, China, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Turks & Caicos and the UAE. The UK water industry is represented by: Anglian Water, Bristol Water, Northumbrian Water, Portsmouth Water, SES Water, Severn Trent Water, Southern Water, Thames Water, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water.

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 Global Leakage Summit 2019 will examine not only the challenges and difficulties faced by the global water industry, but also the wealth of tools and technologies becoming increasingly available to support the drive to reduce water loss.

Speakers & panellists for 2019 include:

• 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


Day One sessions include:
• 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:
• 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


• 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.

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