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SMi is delighted to announce its 7th Annual Smart Water Systems Conference, which will be held in London on the 25th and 26th April 2018.

  

The Smart Water Systems conference will not only discuss the market drivers responsible for this rapid growth, but address the increasingly large role that data and information plays in the water management industry and analyse various data strategies and the demand for real-time information. As smart water meter roll outs have been happening across the UK and parts of Europe, challenges and new developments of this implementation - such as increasing water demand, meter reading challenges and customer focused approaches - will be a special focus.

 

This conference will take a deeper look at the value of the information that can be extracted from smart water meters beyond it’s before known use. New smart technologies and smart networks will be discussed, as well as concerns about data security and data protection. Smart Water Systems features talks about current challenges in water treatment, water cycle optimization and customer engagement programmes, presented by key speakers of the industry will successfully help you drive efficiency and increase your knowledge of smart water.
 

• Gather first hand insight into the challenges facing water utilities after the smart meter roll out, as well as the lessons learned


• Learn the hidden value of information that can be extracted from smart meters and what to do with this new data


• Discover new technologies and networks that could change the future of the smart water industry


• Find out the best solutions to customer related issues such as customer engagement and customer-focused approaches


• Develop an improved water economy by hearing about water challenges and how to maximize your resources
 

Advizzo; Aguas de Alicante; Anglian Water; Anglian Water Services; Anglian Water Services Limited; Aquametro AG; Arqiva; Arthur D.Riley; Asaheep Trading Est; Bristol Water plc; CMI Balteau; De Watergroep; Diehl Metering; Elster; Energy Saving Trust; Gutermann Limited; IBM Global Services; Irish Water; Jersey Water; Kamstrup A/S; KERLINK; Korean University; Mace Group; Northumbrian Water; Oxera; Royal HaskoningDHV; RWW / LebensraumWasser.com; Schneider Electric; Scottish Government; Scottish Water; Severn Trent Water; South East Water; South Staffs Waterá; South West Water; South West Water Plc; Southern Water; Suez Advanced Solutions; Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc; Thames Water; Thames Water Plc; Trimble water; United Utilities Plc; University of Exeter; VCS Denmark; Veolia; WallaceTransform; Water; Water Industry Process Automation & Control Group (WIPAC); Water Turbines; Waterbriefing; WaterSmart Software; Welsh Water; Wheatley Associates Ltd; Xylem;

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

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There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

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The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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