Event Nov. 2-5, 2021

Aquatech Amsterdam 2021

SWAN led four days of programming at the Digital Water Hub.

Theme: “Digital Water DNA: People, Processes & Technology”

Topics Covered: Asset Management & Condition Assessment, Digital Twins, Water Quality, Wastewater, Utility Innovation

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Asset Management & Condition Assessment: From Reactive to Proactive

Welcome Remarks: Rik Thijssen, Manager Business Development (Vitens)

Panel 1: Asset Management & Condition Assessment – From Reactive to Proactive
Moderated by Mar Batista, Head of Programmes (British Water)

Case Study Presentations

From Digital Twins to Digital Wins

Welcome Remarks: Gigi Karmous-Edwards, Founder & Co-Chair (SWAN Digital Twin Work Group) and Tertius Rust, Digital Infrastructure & Innovation Change Advisor

Keynote: Pat Bradley, Deputy Director (City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities)

Utility-led Roundtable Sessions: Highlights & Pitfalls for Water Utilities (View video recap above)

  • “Upcycling, Complementing, and Fusing Data into Geospatial Digital Twin”
    Led by Jan-Willem Moerman, Senior Advisor of Water Management (Waternet)
  • “When ICT & Business Operations Start Dating: A Roadmap for Digital Twins”
    Led by Joukje Keuning, Program Manager Infra 2025 (Vitens)
  • “Beyond BIM in Design and Construction – Digital Twins”
    Led José Antonio Moraleda Mesa, Civil Engineer (Canal de Isabel II)
  • “Unpacking A Utility Digital Twin Roadmap: Questions Unveiling Multiple Truths”
    Led by Youri Amerlinck, Researcher – Internet of Water (Aquafin)

Digital Twins from a Start-up PerspectiveLuke Butler, Director of Innovation (Qatium)

Smart Water Quality & Wastewater: Keys to a Resilient Future

Welcome Remarks: Michael Strahand, SWAN Ambassador

Panel 2: Maintaining Water Quality: From Microorganisms to Customers 
Moderated by Amir Cahn, Executive Director (SWAN)

Keynote: Mining Data from Wastewater to Monitor Human Health
Dr Frederic Béen, Scientific Researcher (KWR Water Research Institute)

Case Study Presentations

Utility Reverse Shark Tank

Introduction & Welcome Remarks: Shayna Ramboz, Events Director (SWAN)

Digital Test Beds: Fueling Utility Innovation
Ingemar Clementson, Digitalisation Strategist (NSVA)

Panel 3: The Leading Coalition – Utility Reverse Shark Tank
Moderated by Shayna Ramboz, Events Director (SWAN)

  • Jan Gooijer, Innovation Manager (Vitens)
  • Fionn Boyle, Shop Window Manager (Anglian Water)
  • Jaime Castillo Soria, Institutional Relations (Global Omnium)