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Rethink Events Ltd
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Rethink Events Ltd 2nd Floor, Intergen House, 65-67 Western Road, Hove BN3 2JQ, UK

Leakage Workshop

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Leakage Workshop on February 25

Towards Zero Leakage, a half-day, in-depth seminar and workshop programme developed in partnership with the UK Department for International Trade and led by Northumbrian Water’s CIO, Nigel Watson exploring the question:

How can the global water industry realistically achieve the ambitious target of zero leakage?

12.30
Registration

Tea & coffee on arrival

13.00
Opening Remarks

Speaker:
TBC, UK DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

13.05
What does the future of ‘zero leakage’ look like?

Speaker:
Nigel Watson, CIO, NORTHUMBRIAN WATER (or UK NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION)

13.15
International Panel Discussion

With climate change and population growth accelerating water stress around the world, should managing leakage become our #1 priority in the global water industry?
Session Chair:
Steve Kaye, CEO, UK WATER INDUSTRY RESEARCH

14.00
Success Stories

A series of four industry-leading water-tech presentations on effectively and innovatively tackling leakage (co-presented between buyer and provider)
Topics to include:
• Trenchless technology, renewal strategy and pipe tech
• Advanced detection
• Dynamic pressure management
• In-situ monitoring and virtual reality exploration
• Data capture, IoT and AoT
• Distributed rain capture (mitigate leakage with new water sources)

15.00
Afternoon Break
15.30
Zero Leakage Design Sprint

Our Challenge: How can the water industry achieve zero leakage?
Outputs:
• List of priority areas for action to move towards zero leakage;
• Multiple ideas
• A number of more detailed propositions for potential solutions to be developed.
Approach:
We’ll use Design sprint methodology and tools to guide and drive the process.
A Design Sprint is a time-constrained, systematic process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing new ideas with users usually in a one to five day duration workshop. It is widely used by Google, Lego and many other organisations known for innovation (including Northumbrian Water!). It’s fast paced and challenging – and in our zero leakage mini-sprint we’ll go step by step through the whole process to get from big problem to potential solution in just 2 hours. In addition to providing a taster of Design Sprint methodology, we’ll demonstrate that it’s possible to think big and generate solutions to address real world challenges – fast.
Led by:
Eddie Wrigley, Innovation Facilitator, NORTHUMBRIAN WATER

17.30
Wrap Up
18.30
Head to Tower Pier for River Cruise (for those who have booked)

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