Technical Presentation Speakers

Leading researchers and digital water pioneers will join the Digital Water Summit to present their innovations and findings. Discover the preliminary speakers list below and watch this space for more details coming soon!

14 November 2023 – 17:00-18:30

Joan Pere Avariento Vicent, FACSA, Spain
IT Road Map Strategies to create a Spatial Digital Twin
Henrik Refstrup Soerensen, Utilizero ApS, Denmark
Digital Twins for Integrated real-time control of wastewater collection systems and water resource recovery facilities
Daniel Mediano Guillén, Aganova, Spain
Connecting with transport pipelines: Pathways for digitalisation
Bruce R. Johnson, Jacobs, USA
Imre Takacs, Dynamita, France
Applications of Digital Twins in Practice:  Full Scale Pilot Results

15 November 2023 – 09:30-10:45

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
Nicolas Caradot, Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin, Germany
Regina Gnirss, Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Germany
Data-driven asset management: How Berlin is leveraging data to allocate rehabilitation investments

15 November 2023 – 12:45-14:00

Maria Ubierna, Open Hydro, Denmark
Unlocking Water’s Hidden Value: Decarbonization through Digitalization
Manuel Menendez, MITECO, Spain
Lessons from the first phase of Spain’s water cycle digitalisation project
Jeff Sparks, HRSD, USA
Full Scale Digital Twin with Integrated Hybrid Model Predictive Controller for Ammonia Based Aeration Control

16 November 2023 – 09:30-10:45

Diego Naranjo Roldán, Aqualia, Spain
Digital solutions for water challenges – Aqualia Operational Control Centre, monitoring and Artificial Intelligence in distribution networks-aWA (Aqualia Water Analytics)
Francesco Giuseppe Ladisa, Flowserve, Spain
Pioneering a Sustainable Future: Embracing Digital Predictive Technology in the Water Industry
Maria Pedro Monzonis, Global Omnium, Spain
Integration of turbines in the supply network. A practical case for smart solution for drinking water

16 November 2023 – 12:45-14:00

Lucas León, INLOC Robotics, Spain
Celia Ortega, Canal Isabel II, Spain
Canal de Isabel II and SEWDEF®: A Case Study on Leveraging AI in Sewer CCTV Inspections for Cost-Effective Maintenance and Advanced Data-Driven Asset Management
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
Application of GIS technologies for enhanced water utility operations