Manage water between drought, innovation and the digital challenge

Thursday 18 October 2018
09:30 - 13:00

It aims to present and discuss the latest developmentson the themes: smart water, efficiency, quality and leakage management

  • Session 1 – Technical Regulation In Water Distribution Management
  • Session 2 – Advances In Pressure Management



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09:30 – 09:40: Welcome & Introduction to the Water IDEAS Conference


09:40 – 11:30: Session 1: "TECHNICAL REGULATION IN WATER DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT” Chair: Cor Merks, EC Working Group POM, NL


This session will present latest Italian (Delibera 917/17 ARERA) and European (EU Good Practices on Leakage Management) regulation on technical quality and discuss how the adoption of new technologies and best practices are fundamental steps in the process of improving the quality of service in order to meet regulatory and sustainability requirements across water and wastewater networks.

  1. Technical quality requirements in water services in Europe: regulation and experiences, to be confirmed, IT
  2. The EU Good Practices on Leakage Management applied by Waterbedrijf Groningen with an ILI of 0.6, Cor Merks, EC Working Group POM - Witteveen+Bos, NL
  3. Benchmark of technical performance indicators (Del. 917/17 ARERA), Agenia, IT
  4. Emerging technologies to support improvements of technical quality to achieve improvements required by ARERA, Marco Fantozzi, IWA WLSG, Isle Utilities, IT


11:00 – 11:30 BREAK


11:30 – 12:30: Session 2: "ADVANCES IN PRESSURE MANAGEMENT” Chair: David Duccini, IWA WLSG, SUEZ, FR


This session will present latest advances, best practices and case studies in Pressure Management, a fundamental activity in the process of reducing leakages, reducing burst frequency and extending asset life of water distribution networks. International experts will present best practices, latest technologies and results achieved in case studies worldwide.

  1. Latest advances in targeting pressure management to reduce bursts frequency and leakages, Marco Fantozzi, Isle Utilities, IT
  2. Advanced pressure management, David Duccini, SUEZ, FR 
  3. Innovative solutions for pressure transients’ analysis and monitoring, Robin Bell, Inflowmatix, UK



Mechanical couplings for compensation in soft soils, Willem Van Opzeeland, Imbema Denso, NL

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