The forum for sharing the best ideas in utility management. Working to an agenda set by members of the Leading Utilities of the World initiative it welcomes thought leaders from across the water industry.

Past Events

Date & Time
9th June - 6th October 2021

Digital Agility

Digital agility ensures that a digital project aligns with a utility or industrial water user’s business objectives. Ambitious digital aspirations are all too often bogged down by messy implementation, unclear goals and mission creep, creating a vicious cycle of resistance to digitisation. An agile organisation is able to focus on short term goals that align with big-picture objectives, and can ensure that your each step of a project has clear metrics for both success and completion.

The perception of digital as a technological problem is a key casue of project failure. In this series we will refocus the discussion, encompassing the technological state of art, but with a focus on matching the tools and vendors to the clients and problems most able to implement them. For the digital transformation to succeed, water needs to get smart about smart technology. Our three GWI Network meetings will focus on:

  • Utility Deep-Dives
  • Smart Water for Climate Resilience
  • Digital for Industries
Meeting One

Utility Deep-Dives

Date9th June, 08:00 - 09:45 (BST)

This event will dig into where utilities find their greatest challenges and opportunities in digital, highlighting their diversity of experience, but also finding common threads.

Meeting Two

Smart Water for Climate Resilience

Date8th September, 08:00 - 09:30 (PDT)

A deep-dive into digital projects undertaken by utilities who are aiming to increase the efficiency and resilience of their water systems in the face of extreme weather events.

Meeting Three

Digital Agility: Industrial Facility Water Challenges

Date6th October, 08:00 - 09:30 (PDT)

This online networking meeting addresses key water challenges that are being faced by industrial production facilities and the ways in which digital solutions can help optimise water management.

Main Strand

Utility Performance

Related Strands

Utility Performance
Corporate Water

Strand Partner

Date & Time
26th August - 24th November 2020

Digital Futures Symposium

Taking place once a month from August to November, the Digital Futures Symposium brought together international utility leaders to assess the most pressing digital priorities for utilities in the wake of disruption from COVID-19, and examine how these priorities have changed and will continue to evolve.

This series of four sessions aimed to help utility leaders embarking on the digital journey to make the right decisions about the future and attune solutions suppliers to emerging needs and requirements for digital and smart solutions within the sector.

Each session featured utility leaders taking part in a discussion session outlining the obstacles or opportunities for change in three different areas, culminating in a Best Practice session bringing together all of the lessons learned.

Meeting One

Digital Futures Symposium: Data Accessibility

Date26th August, 08:00 - 09:30 (BST)

The Digital Futures Symposium brought together international utility leaders to assess the most pressing digital priorities for utilities in the wake of disruption from COVID-19, and examine how these priorities have changed and will continue to evolve. 

Meeting Two

Digital Futures Symposium: New Pathways to Digital Partnerships

Date30th September, 15:00 - 17:00 (BST)

Focusing in on New Pathways to Digital Partnerships, this session asks how leading early adopters are doing more with less in the execution of their digital strategy. 

Meeting Three

Digital Future Symposium: Internet of Things and Smart Cities

Date28th October, 15:00 - 17:00 (GMT)

The adoption of smart metering has been the key driver of the Internet of Things in today’s water sector – this session looks at its prospects in the context of the Smart City of tomorrow. 

Meeting Four

Digital Futures Symposium: Digital Transformation Best Practice

Date24th November, 15:00 - 17:00 (GMT)

The Digital Futures Symposium brought together international utility leaders to assess the most pressing digital priorities for utilities in the wake of disruption from COVID-19, and examine how these priorities have changed and will continue to evolve. 

Main Strand

Utility Performance

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