Event May 24, 2022

5th SWAN Digital Twin Workshop

Part of the SWAN 12th Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Topics Covered: Design Phase Digital Twin for Water Infrastructure, Continuous Evolution of Digital Twin Journeys, Driving Confidence in Insights from Digital Twins

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Workshop Introduction

  • Gigi Karmous-Edwards, Founder & Chair of the SWAN Digital Twin Work Group

Keynote: Design Phase Digital Twin for Water Infrastructure

  • Joao Pitta, Director of Water Management (NEOM)
  • Lars Christian Fredenlund, CEO (Cobuilder)

SWAN Digital Twin Work Group Highlights

Leaders of the SWAN Digital Twin Subgroups: Holistic Architecture, Digital Twin Lifecycle, BIM and Asset Management, Outcomes and Applications

  • Chengzi Chew, Business Development Manager – Emerging Technology (DHI)
  • Michael Karl, National Optimisation Services Leader (Brown & Caldwell)
  • Agnethe Pedersen, Industrial PhD Student (VandCenter Syd)
  • Youri Amerlinck, Researcher (Aquafin NV)
  • Chris Steele, Head of Digital Products and Services (Binnies)
  • Jamie Mills, Global BIM Manager (Xylem)
  • Andy Smith, Head of Smart Water (Anglian Water Services)
  • Pedro Vieira e Moreira, IT & Innovation Director (Águas do Porto)

Continuous Evolution of Digital Twin Journeys

Moderator: Ting Lu, Business Practice Leader for Digital Solutions, (Clean Water Services)

  • Patrick Bonk, Software Solutions Lead (Autodesk Innovyze)
  • Alireza Parhami, Sr. Hydraulic Modeling Lead – Operations and Engineering (DC Water) & Paul West, Senior Success Manager (Digital Water Works)
  • Luke Butler, Director of Innovation (Qatium)
  • Mark Drake, Service Programs Manager (Veolia Water Technologies)

Interactive Roundtable Session

Digital Twins for Sewer Networks: Outcomes & Applications
Fazle Rabbi, Managing Engineer (City of Houston) & Pablo Calabuig, CEO North America (GoAigua)

Do you need dynamic simulation if you have machine learning anomaly detection?
Samantha Sloan, Drainage Area Manager (United Utilities) & Aris Witteborg, Leading Professional Digital Smart Water (Royal HaskoningDHV)

The Human Factor of Digital Twins
Joukje Keuning, Program Manager Infra 2025 (Vitens)

Data Quality and it’s Implication to Digital Twin Performance
Andreu Fargas, Chief of Innovation, Technology & Energy (Consorci Aigües de Tarragona)

Defining New Standard for Water Asset Information Handover
Min Zhong, Asset Information Management Lead (NEOM)

Feeding your Digital Twin: Keeping them Alive
Yige Gao, Asset Management Engineer (Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources)

Does the Digital Twin adoption shift the balance of influence in an organisation and what does this mean for your future operating model?
Andy Smith, Smart Water Strategy Manager (Anglian Water)

Catch Leak If You Can! Evolution of Leak Detection and Network Monitoring Strategies
Ridzuan Ismail, Director, Water Supply Network Department & Sock Fang Hew, Principal Engineer (PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency)

Driving Confidence in Insights from Digital Twins

Moderator: Andy Smith, Smart Water Strategy Manager (Anglian Water)

  • Jennifer Rebeiro, CIO (Greater Western Water, Australia)
  • Agnethe Pederson, Industrial PhD Student (VCS Denmark)
  • Jim Cooper, Global Director Water Optimisation & Chair of AWWA Digital Twin Committee (Arcadis)
  • Elijah L. Williams, Water Reclamation Manager – Department of Water Resources (City of Greensboro) & Alyssa Mayer, Associate (Hazen and Sawyer)

Thank you to our Sponsors!