Time

9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue

University of East London Docklands Campus University Way London, E16 2RD United Kingdom

Cost

From £160.00

Event description

CIWEM and the University of East London invite you attend their conference on Emerging ideas in water emergency management. Anticipation, detection, escalation and response to water/wastewater major emergencies are continuing to attract regulatory scrutiny. Financial and reputational impacts trend upward. Stakeholders' awareness of possible service shocks from infrastructure hazards, societal issues and malicious threats is increasing but service expectations remain high. This conference gathers diverse speakers to share the latest UK, European and international developments / innovations in managing water emergencies - whatever their cause.

At this conference you will:

  • Hear about increased industry cooperation including Brexit preparedness.
  • Learn how developments in sensor technology and the 'Internet of Things' can be combined with semi-automated inferential reasoning tools and advances in artificial intelligence to provide real-time indication of events' occurrence / causation. Yet, human assessment, escalation and interpretation of information drawn from the acquired data remain essential. Identify recent implementation guidelines.
  • Appreciate current capabilities and constraints in managing widespread contamination incidents. Reflect on your own organisation's preparedness.
  • Consider how understanding your organisation's 'risk appetite' and 'risk attitude' can avoid exceeding its 'risk capacity'.
  • Hear first-hand of the unique challenges from international dam incidents - including this summer's UK major incident. Learn how changes / improvements could mitigate such risks' occurrence.
  • Draw, possibly unfamiliar, lessons from the challenges of restoring urban water supplies during and after complex inter/national emergencies.
  • Learn how 'systems thinking' improved a major water/wastewater organisation's incident and risk management capabilities

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Exhibitors information

Please see below for a list of those who will be exhibiting at the conference. If you would like to learn more about exhibiting at this event please contact the events team at events@ciwem.org.

Exhibition at this event will cost £500 including a delegate place. You may also be interesting in securing a registration pack insert, two A4 pages will cost £150.


Decision Makers Ltd is a SME which was established in 2009. Monitoring of drinking water quality in distribution systems for both intentional and unintentional contamination events has received increased attention internationally in recent years. Its core expertise is in the field of abnormal events' detection in water distribution systems. In the last few years Decision Makers has developed a sensor agnostic EDS system called 'MindsetDetector', capable of both single station monitoring and network monitoring. The software includes proprietary and common knowledge algorithms for abnormality detection.

Learning & Development Associates (L&DA) was formed in 2016 with a vision to bring bespoke company specific training to the Water Sector. We have worked closely with the sector to develop a suite of technically focused higher level national qualifications available to the water asset owners and supply chain. Designed to advance the competence of the Water Industry and to address the technical needs of Water Managers specifically, the ultimate aim being to raise the technical competence of the industry to meet the requirements of its regulators.

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