Water

Water utilities aid in provision of clean water, which is one of the most critical resources for human life. Water utility firms rely on, both, their physical infrastructure and delivery of water to customers. As such there is tremendous opportunity to leverage geospatial technology as a solution to help water utilities achieve better performance out of their physical assets, employees and the natural resources they use for access to raw water. The seminar is a dedicated gathering for the water utility industry and offers unique opportunities to regional leaders and experts to debate and showcase technologies and best practices and identify viable solutions to address common challenges facing the Water industry.

This seminar on Water Resources would focus on:
  • Enabling water utilities to efficiently manage their assets
  • Explore the power of the latest technology to facilitate field-to-office collaboration
  • Effective planning and analysis techniques for maintenance and roll-out functions
  • Building a common operational picture by enhancing departmental collaboration and service delivery
Date: 15th May, 2013
Hall: Goudriaan Room 1
Time: 0900 – 1800 hrs

0900 - 1100 hrs - Session 1: Water Utility
Robert M. Samborski
Consultant
USA
Speakers
Daan van Os
Advisor
Network Development
Brabant Water
The Netherlands
Abstract | Presentation
Finn Asmussen
Manager
Technology Development
Greater Copenhagen Utility
Denmark
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Dr Thomas Heege
Chief Executive Officer
EOMAP
Germany

Bio | Presentation
Tim Gahagan
GIS Technician II
SONOMA County Water
USA
Abstract | Presentation
Philip Meis, P.E
Vice President
Utility Mapping Services
USA
Presentation
Samir Ganili
Head of IT Department
Azersu OJSC
Azerbaijan
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
1100 1230 hrs - Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition
1230 1330 hrs - Lunch
1330 1530 hrs Session 2: Water Utility
Natalie Fisher
GIS Manager
EPCOR Water Services Inc.
Canada
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Vikram Singh
Superintending Engineer
Delhi Jal Board
India
Abstract | Presentation
Baltazar P. de Guzman
Manila Water
Philippines
Presentation
Presentations on Water Resource
Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse
Executive Consultant-Spatial Information & Practice Leader - Spatial Data Organisation & Management
Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM)
Australia
Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Marcel de Ruijter
Policy Advisor
International Affairs
Unie van
Waterschappen
The Netherlands
Abstract | Presentation
Mark Kroon
Earth Observation
Consultant
NEO
The Netherlands

Bio | Abstract | Presentation
1530 1600 hrs - Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibition
1600 1800 hrs - Session 3: Water Resource
Astrid Vokso
GIS Cordinator Geoinformatics Centre Norwegian Water
Resources and Energy Department
Norway
Abstract | Presentation
David Critchley
Chief Executive Officer
Proteus FZC
UAE

Bio | Abstract | Presentation
Haicheng Liu
OTB Research Institute for the Built
Environment
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands
Abstract | Presentation
Dr. Mohmmed Muslim Sheikh
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Government Lohia College
India
Abstract | Presentation
Veronica Botero
National University of Colombia
Colombia
Abstract | Presentation