Towards Zero Leakage - Opportunities in UK and International Markets

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The Tower Hotel

Saint Katharine's Way



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Towards Zero Leakage is a half-day, in-depth seminar and workshop programme developed in partnership with the UK Department for International Trade and led by Northumbrian Water’s CIO:

How can the global water industry realistically achieve the ambitious target of zero leakage?


12:30 – Registration: Tea & coffee on arrival

13:00 – Opening Remarks: UK Department for International Trade

- Jimmy Carter, Water Sector Specialist, DIT

13:05 – Keynote: What does the future of ‘zero leakage’ look like?

- Nigel Watson, CIO, Northumbrian Water

13:20 – Industry Leaders Panel: With climate change and population growth accelerating water stress around the world, should managing leakage become our #1 priority in the global water industry?

- Chair: Steve Kaye, Chief Executive, UKWIR

- Tony Harrington, Director of Environment, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

- Andy Blackhall, Strategy Director, WRc

- Paul Rutter, Head of Water Innovation, Thames Water

- Nathan Allen, Executive Director, WaterStart (USA)

14:00 – Success Stories: A series of industry-leading water-tech presentations on effectively and innovatively tackling leakage

- Phil Tomlinson, Commercial Director (EMEA), Metasphere

- Laurie Reynolds, Managing Director, Aquamatix

- David Furlong, Director, Mole Group Utilities

- Stuart Trow, Director, Invenio

- Mike Tennant, Director of Sales and BD, HWM Leak Detection

- Roger Irongmonger, Managing Director, Primayer

- Mark Hendy, Head of Business Development UK / EMEA, Syrinix

15:00 – Afternoon Break

15:30 – International Market Presentations: Opportunities to Serve Leakage Needs

- Metin Akbas, Deputy General Manager, Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (Turkey)

- Moses Naivasha, CEO, Tana Water Services Board (Kenya)

16:00 – Zero Leakage Group Workshop Challenge

Delegates will break into working groups to brainstorm solutions to the challenge: How can the water industry achieve zero leakage?

Led by Eddie Wrigley, Innovation Facilitator, Northumbrian Water

18:00 – Program Concludes

18:30 – Head to Tower Pier for Thames River Networking Cruise (additional registration required)

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