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WN September 2017

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32 WET NEWS SEPTEMBER 2017 ComiNg SooN • Write a caption Thames Water is using 3D holograms to allow engineers and operators to pick up potential flaws in project designs before they become reality. The 'Hololens' tool – developed by a team at MWH working on SMB Non-Infra projects as part of the eight2O alliance – creates detailed holograms of planning designs, allowing personnel to inspect the plans in a real life-size environment, seeing it from different angles and vantage points. Write a caption and email it to yoursayWN@fav-house.com by September 15, 2017. The best captions will be published in the October 2017 issue of WET News. foresight WWT Sustainable Water Conference & Exhibition Birmingham September 20, 2017 events.wwtonline.co.uk/sustainable The event will see senior-level stakeholders come together to minimise environmental impacts, protect water supplies for future generations, mitigate the risks associated with flooding and drought, and ultimately share their long-term strategies. Utility Week Congress 2017 Birmingham October 11-12, 2017 events.utilityweek.co.uk/congress The utility sector's leading lights will join government, regulators and investors for strategic dialogue and debate on adapting to the evolving regulatory landscape, making the sector more attractive to investors, building trust with customers and driving innovation. WWT Water Industry Technology Innovation Conference Birmingham November 30, 2017 events.wwtonline.co.uk/innovation Hear how the water sector is utilising game-changing technologies such as desalination, gasification and drones, and implementing innovative business strategies in order to meet increasing regulatory pressures and customer expectations. Top TWEETS: # WaTEr iNfraSTruCTurE WATER INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CONFERENCE 30 NOVEMBER 2017 | BIRMINGHAM Colin Green Director – Water 2020 Ofwat Chris Offer Director of regulation and corporate affairs Affi nity Water Ben Newby Customer services and IT director Bristol Water Sophie Straiton Innovation scientist Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water Bob Stear Head of innovation Severn Trent Water Nick Mills Head of wastewater innovation Thames Water Piers Clark CEO Isle Group Ltd EXPERT SPEAKERS INCLUDE: CHAIR: DRIVING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN THE WATER SECTOR The UK's largest conference for senior water industry professionals looking to optimise transformative technologies and solutions ● Find out how PR19 will affect investment in innovation ● Assess which technologies could transform your business ● Hear how your peers are implementing cutting-edge solutions BOOK NOW events.wwtonline.co.uk/innovation FOLLOW US @WWTlive #waterinnovation On average, there are 500 million tweets every day on Twitter. We've sifted through a few of them to see what the global Twittersphere has been tweeting on the subject of #water infrastructure RT if you agree: It's time to rebuild America's #water infrastructure. @XylemInc #Water infrastructure is often overlooked when smart cities are considered/discussed. Time to change that! @WorldBankWater 1.4% of #gdp is #infrastructure spending...lowest amount in decades! #Water main breaks & old tech make that obvious @WanderLikeWater Today, @usdaRD provides approx $1.6 b per year in loans and grants for #water and #wastewater #infrastructure. @NJWaterRick City Digital Retweeted UI LABS City Digital uses #Chicago as a testbed for new urban #technologies, focused in physical #infrastructure, #water, #energy, and #mobility. @CityDigital_ Replying to @C1ust3r @fmcgrath19 and 2 others Yet #IrishWater have made a bad infrastructure worse ? How is that #CoCouncils fault ? Privatisation is the agenda here. Not public #water @watbanner Almost 50% of driking [sic] water is lost through leakage in USA #water #infrastructure @hugh_pure Some NJ #water #infrastructure news... our water systems need our attention. @allianceaction Retweeted ELEC825 Last month's best answers "Oh, periscope in position, Captain Flood" Trevor.Walkinshaw@ScottishWater.co.uk "I suppose, from now on, the chewing gum joint is out" John@JPurdy.co.uk

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