The organisers of WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition, have announced three exciting new events that will take place during this year’s show. Building on a monitoring theme, there will be two new Forums focusing on Flow Monitoring and SMART Water, in addition to an Apprentice Instrumentation Competition.
The Flow Forum will take place on Wednesday 5th November and will include presentations from Water Companies, MCERTS Inspectors and construction partners who will share their experiences in flow measurement. Flow meter manufacturers will also present some of the latest measurement techniques and an open forum session will provide attendees with an opportunity to challenge the panel with questions and problems. The Apprentice Instrumentation Competition will take place during the afternoon session of the Flow Forum. Contestants from the UK’s water and sewerage companies will be required to perform a range of instrumentation related tasks in front of a live audience of industry professionals. Competition prizes are being provided by a number of industry sponsors, including Siemens & Partech. The prizes include training packages and complementary tickets to the WWEM 2014 Gala Dinner.
The SMART Water Forum will take place on the second day and will include a UKWIR dissemination workshop, featuring a study which has been ongoing for 18 months on Instrumentation, Process Automation & Control in wastewater. This will be followed by presentations on SMART technologies, including the ‘Internet of Things’, from some of the water sector’s leading innovators, including Aquamatix, Syrinix, Nivus and Intellitect Water.
Both Forums will be hosted by Oliver Grievson, a Director of the Sensors for Water Interest Group (SWIG) and Manager of the LinkedIn Group Water Industry Process Automation & Control (WIPAC).
The WWEM events have a heavy focus on environmental monitoring, attracting delegates such as regulators, industrial process operators, water utilities, accreditation organisations, commercial laboratories, instrument manufacturers, consultants, analytical service providers, researchers and academics.
Entry to the Forums, the WWEM exhibition and Workshops are all free of charge for pre-registered visitors, in addition to free on-site parking, and complimentary lunch and refreshments.