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Programme Overview*

*The provided programme overview is preliminary in nature, and it may undergo  revisions

Tue – 14 November

08:00 – 14:00 – Registration

09:00 – 11:00 – Assembly

10:00 – 13:00 – Technical Tours

14:00 – 15:30 – Sponsor Lunch

15:30 – 16:00 – Welcome Ceremony

16:00 – 16:30 – KeynoteWim Audenaert, AM-Team, Belgium, Title TBC 

Introduced by: Harsha Ratnaweera, NMBU, Norway 

16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:30 – Technical Presentations’ Session 1 

Moderator: Harsha Ratnaweera, NMBU, Norway 

  • Joan Pere Avariento Vicent, FACSA, Spain – IT Road Map Strategies to create a Spatial Digital Twin 
  • Grace Kuria, NYEWASCO, Kenya – Smart Metering Technology in DMA (District Metering Area) Management 
  • Cristina Fernández, Aganova SL, Spain – Connecting with transport pipelines: Pathways for digitalization  
  • Bruce Johnson, Jacobs, UK – Applications of Digital Twins in Practice:  Full Scale Pilot Results 

18:30 – 20:30 – Welcome ReceptionSponsored by AQUALIA 

Wed – 15 November

08:00 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 – 09:30 – Keynote

09:30 – 10:45Technical Presentations’ Session 2 

Moderator: Cathy Xiaojun Liu, Kemira, Germany 

  • Friso Postma, Vitens, The Netherlands – The Vitens digital twin distribution: from idea to reality in an agile way 
  • Berry Drijsen, Xylem, France – How utilities in different digital maturity stages significantly improved network management 
  • Nico Caradot, KWB & Regina Gnirss, Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Germany – SEMAplus modelling: efficient rehabilitation planning and maintaining the value of the urban water infrastructure 

10:45 – 11:45 – Coffee Break & InnoHub presentations

  • Lucas León, INLOC Robotics, Spain – SEWDEF®-AI: Maximizing the value of sewer CCTV inspections for Cost-Effective Maintenance
  • Yuliya Panchy, Hovering Solutions, Spain – Autonomous aerial robots for pipelines comprehensive interior inspections

11:45 – 12:45 – Interactive Session

Moderator: Piers Clark, Isle Group Ltd, UK

12:45 – 14:00 – Technical Presentations’ Session 3 

Moderator: Piers Clark, Isle Group Ltd, UK 

  • Cristina Diez Santos, Open Hydro, Spain – Unlocking Water’s Hidden Value: Leveraging Reservoir Emissions Data for Competitive Advantage and Net Zero Success 
  • Robert Stevens, Proteus Instruments, UK – Title TBC 
  • Manuel Menendez, MITECO, Spain – Lessons from the first phase of Spain’s water cycle digitalization project 

14:00 – 14:45 – Lunch

14:45 – 15:45 – InnoHub Presentations

15:45 – 16:15 – Keynote

16:15 – 17:15 – Live Demonstrations’ Session 1

Moderator: Oliver Grievson, Atkins, UK 


  • Nikhilesh Kumar, Vassar Labs, India – Leveraging Digital Water Management with aquaWISE 
  • Raul Navas, BuntPlanet, Spain – Innovation and Usability in Water Digitalisation: SiWA LeakPlus in Action 


  • Joana Costa, EPAL, Portugal

17:15 – 18:15 – 1-to-1 Networking Session

18:15 –  until late – Pintxo Challenge

Thu – 16 November

08:00 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 – 09:30 – Keynote – Jorge Helmbrecht, Idrica, Spain – Digital sustainability: looking into the future 

Introduced by: Janelcy Alferes Castano, VITO, Belgium 

09:30 – 10:45 –  Technical Presentations’ Session 4 

Moderator: Janelcy Alferes Castano, VITO, Belgium 

  • Diego Naranjo Roldan, Aqualia, Spain – Operational Center, sensorics and Artificial Intelligence in the Water cycle-aWA (Aqualia wáter analytics) 
  • Francesco Giuseppe Ladisa, Flowserve, Spain – Pioneering a Sustainable Future: Embracing Digital Predictive Technology in the Water Industry 

10:45 – 11:45 – Coffee Break and InnoHub Presentations 

  • Ulrik Højbjerre, Grundfos, Denmark – Grundfos – a Digital partner 
  • Victor Ollivier, Purecontrol, France – Title TBC

11:45 – 12:45 – Live Demonstrations’ Session 2 

Moderator: Oliver Grievson, Atkins, UK 


  • Joan Carles Guardiola, Idrica, Spain Title TBC 
  • Sergio T. Coelho, Baseform, Portugal – Title TBC 


  • Wim Audenaert, AM-Team, Belgium 
  • Eva Martinez Diaz, Isle Utilities, Spain 

12:45 – 14:00 – Technical Presentations’ Session 5 

Moderator: Eva Martinez Diaz, Isle Utilities, Spain 

  • Lucas León, INLOC Robotics & Antonio Lastra de La Rubia, Canal de Isabel II, Spain – SEWDEF® – a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform for inspection management, CCTV video analysis, and automatic report generation for sewer condition assessment 
  • Guy Lecurieux Lafayette, Greencityzen, France – Data-driven operation of water networks – Feedback from the deployment of 5,000 sensors in Marseille’s wastewater and stormwater networks 
  • Frank Kizito, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda – GIS technologies for enhanced water utility operations in Kampala, Uganda 

14:00 – 14:45 – Lunch

14:45 – 15:45 – InnoHub Presentations

15:45 – 16:15 – Keynote

16:15 – 17:15 – Interactive Session

17:15 – 18:15 – Closing Ceremony

20:00 – 00:00 – Gala Dinner sponsored by Acciona

Discover the Future of Water Solutions at the IWA Digital Water Summit 2023!

Get ready for an unparalleled experience at the most innovative event in the water sector! The Digital Water Summit is building up to its second edition, focusing primarily on practical applications of digital solutions for the industry. From cutting-edge data analytics to AI-driven innovations, we’re at the forefront of shaping the water sector’s evolution.

As a B2B event, the Digital Water Summit is the ultimate platform for forging valuable connections. Engage with industry leaders, experts, and like-minded professionals, fostering collaborations that will drive transformative change. Our programme is designed to inspire. You’ll have access to captivating Plenary Keynote presentations, featuring visionaries who will share their insights on water’s digital future. Dive into Technical presentations that showcase ground-breaking projects and research. Explore InnoHub presentations, highlighting the latest breakthroughs from pioneering start-ups and tech companies. Witness Live demonstrations, experiencing digital solutions in action. Engage in Interactive Sessions, exchanging ideas and best practices.

We understand the importance of connections, and that’s why we’ve curated numerous networking opportunities throughout the event. Forge partnerships and build a network that will serve you well beyond the summit.

But it’s not just business; it’s also about enjoying the experience. Connect with fellow attendees during our social activities, creating lasting collaborations. The official App of the Summit will be launched soon, stay tuned!

Mark your calendars for the Digital Water Summit! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the transformation. Register now and secure your place at the forefront of water innovation!

What you can expect at the IWA Digital Water Summit 2023

IWA Digital Water Summit 2023 Programme Features