Combining the Real and Digital Worlds to Act Flexibly and Sustainably: WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2024 Retrospective


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At WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2024 earlier this month, we were thrilled to welcome back Brightly’s Hannah Winstanley, Steve Harris and Daniel Mills.

With ageing and failing assets it is ever important to manage your assets in the optimum way, explained Hannah in her initial presentation. Whether that is via sensors in trash screens or smart drainage in flood risk areas, Brightly – a Siemens company and global leader in intelligent asset management – provide the data and the means to be proactive and optimise work schedules. Their cloud-based platform leverages more than 20 years of data to deliver predictive insights that help users through the key phases of the entire asset lifecycle.

Using AI and weather predictions, for example, can help identify potential blockages in drainage networks based on rainfall forecasts, and also pinpoint where damage or blockages already exist.

Now Brightly’s UK General Manager and Country Lead, Hannah is also continuing to work closely with industry leaders to bring sustainability into view for all organisations, making it as easy as possible for them to hold themselves accountable for their carbon footprint and make changes to their operating practices to support the drive to net zero. We learned how local authorities are using Brightly software to create a carbon footprint baseline per activity and a carbon reduction plan:

“Using the Future Highways Research Group methodology, we apply the carbon factors which allows you to build the evidence for process and policy change and positively impact your council’s environmental impact”.

Steve (Brightly’s Solutions Manager) and Daniel (Account Director) subsequently helped Hannah to host deeper dive roundtable discussions with all delegates in attendance.

From pipes, pavements, gullies and drains to bridges, carriageways, green spaces and street furniture, discover more about the interdependency of assets and the associated risks. Using metrics, what does benchmarking data reveal about the comparative carbon intensity of reactive maintenance, routine maintenance, inspections and planned works? How can you apply Strategic Asset Management to optimise your capital investment plan, model the health and service of every asset, compare funding strategies, unite stakeholders, drive decisions with data, manage risk and maintain industry standards?

If you satisfy our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us in London on April 3rd for the live in-person event at Greencoat Place Conference Centre, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Hannah’s presentation).

Those qualifying to receive the rich presentation content from this event include commissioning, procurement, innovation, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers, environmental managers, policy makers and planners from UK water companies and utilities, wastewater and sewer operators, lead local flood authorities (unitary authorities and county councils), city/borough/metropolitan councils, district councils, combined authorities, highways authorities, prime contractors, general insurers, large water consumers, central governmental and regulatory bodies (e.g. Defra, DCLG, Ofwat, Environment Agency, DWI, SEPA), independent industry and consumer organisations (e.g. Water UK, CCW) etc.

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WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how deploying the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices can help manage the distribution and management of water resources, and also offers utilities an opportunity to improve efficiency and customer service whilst reducing water scarcity and supporting the drive towards a net zero future.


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