Innovation for Urban Water Systems

Date: 19th May 2011

Location: Sheffield

The Water Industry Forum, in collaboration with the Environmental Sustainability KTN and CIWEM, invite you to attend a seminar on:

Innovation for Urban Water Systems

The latest advances in leak detection, sewer condition/flow measurement and energy efficient aeration  – the results of research undertaken by the Pennine Water Group in collaboration with Yorkshire Water.

Thursday, 19th May 2011     10.00 am to 3.30 pm     The Source, Meadowhall, Sheffield

The Pennine Water Group, comprising researchers from the University of Sheffield and the University of Bradford, are an internationally leading research group in sustainable integrated urban water systems. Presenters will describe how by collaborating with water companies and the supply chain, they have achieved a step change in the awareness of the performance of water distribution and sewer systems by addressing the automated, timely transformation of data into information and the application of novel engineering principles.


10:00    Introduction
              Peter Drake, Director Water Industry Forum

10:15    The need for innovation in urban water systems.
              Peter Coddington, Yorkshire Water

10:30    Online data driven burst detection.
              Professor Joby Boxall, University of Sheffield 

11:00    Leak detection by the use of pressure transients.
              Dr James Shucksmith, The University of Sheffield 

11:30    Tea and Coffee

11:45    Energy efficient microbubbles for aeration, flotation and other uses.
              Professor. Will Zimmerman, University of Sheffield (in collaboration with AECOM) 

12:15    Panel discussion

12:30    Lunch

13:30    The use of rainfall radar to forecast run off and flow in urban areas.
               Dr Alma Schellart, University of Bradford 

14:00    Acoustic sensor technology for sewer condition assessment and flow measurement.
               Professor Simon Tait, University of Bradford 

14:30     The use of artificial intelligence techniques to predict the flow in sewers and at CSOs.
               Professor Adrian Saul, University of Sheffield

15:00     Panel discussion

Registration and Event Fees:

The cost for this seminar (including lunch) is:

£20 + VAT    for WIF Full Members.

£35 + VAT    for WIF Associate Members; Members of CIWEM; Members of ESKTN; Members of SWIG.

£50 + VAT    for non members.

For more information please view the attached flyer.  If you would like to attend, please register your interest below.

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