ICT for Water Efficiency
|- a collaborative event by the WATEF network and Waterwise
Further information on Smart Water - Australia and New Zealand can be found here
Date: 10 December 2014
Time: 12.00 to 13.30 hours [Agenda and Abstract]
Ian Abbott Donnelly: Ian's role in IBM is to lead
European Smarter City Innovation for Software Group. He is also a member
of the IBM Academy of Technology. He enjoys pushing the boundaries of
IBM in the areas of Smarter Planet, Smarter Cities and Smarter Water;
along with the application of information science to the challenges of
environment and sustainability.
Prior to IBM he was Head of Technology for English Nature.
At English Nature he used information and systems to enable stewardship
and regulation for over 4000 special protected sites for nature
conservation across England (~8% of the land area of England).
He aims to combine the diverse disciplines of: data,
technology, innovation, change and ‘learning from natural systems’; this
helps me make sense of the world and creates useful insight to show how
it could work better.
Kat Austen Head of Research and Design - Information Innovation Lab
Kat is a person. She’s interested in lots of things and
phenomena, how things are connected, and why they are connected. She
likes patterns but doesn’t have to have them. In the temporal
melting-pot of her life so far she has been a scientist, an artist, a
journalist and a writer. She welcomes a humane and environmentally kind
Dr Simon Walters : Simon is a Senior Lecturer in
the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at the University
of Brighton, teaching electrical and electronic engineering. His
expertise lies in electrical and electronic engineering, including high
voltage and automotive engineering, and his research portfolio focusses
on the development and application of electronics, intelligent systems
and signal-processing techniques.
Before becoming an academic Simon worked in industry as a
Chief Test Engineer and has continued to seek out opportunities to
collaborate with businesses since joining the University.
Dr Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia is a Senior Research Fellow
at the University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical
Sciences. She is a member of the Centre for Water Systems research group, an
internationally leading group specialising in the development and application
of advanced computer based technologies for the water industry. Her main area
of expertise is optimization techniques using artificial intelligence,
multicriteria decision making, fuzzy systems and System Dynamics Modelling with
particular application to water systems. She has long experience, for over 10
years, of ongoing and past FP6/FP7 projects (AQUASTRESS, WASSERMED, PREPARED)
as WP leader, and as leader of FP7 clustering actions (CLIWASEC, ICT4WATER).
She is currently the Project Manager of iWIDGET (www.iwidget.eu ), an ongoing EU project (€5M)
looking into smart water ICT applications for the water industry and the