Pre Workshop2018-02-21T09:34:32+00:00

Pre-conference Workshop Agenda

Please note that this is a provisional programme and will still be finaliased.

Sunday, May 6,2018

Venue: TBA

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Registration 08:30 am – 09:15 am
Morning Sessions 09:15 am – Noon
Lunch Noon – 01:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Informal session time lines, allowing for questions and feedback

Morning Session: 9:15 am – Noon
Opening Remarks: Welcome, Panel introduction:
Co-Chairs: Mbali Matiwane, Ken Brothers
Panel: Tim Waldron, David Pearson
9:15-9:30 am
Session 1: Understanding Leakage, Losses & Barriers to Success: Ken Brothers 9:30-10:00 am
  • Understanding leakage, breaks, losses, flow rates, backlog of leaks
  • Leakage run time: volume lost
  • Technical, operational and utility management barriers to success
Session 2: Standard Water Balance and 4 Loss Reduction Strategies: David Pearson 10:00-0:30am
  • Standard Water Balance Overview: Components, real, apparent losses, terminology
  • The 4 Strategies for water loss reduction: How much is lost, where is it lost, why is it lost, select the best loss reduction strategy
  • KPIs: ILI, l/c/d
Session 3: Water Metering & Apparent losses: Tim Waldron 10:30-11:00am
  • Metering, Revenue Water
  • Apparent Losses: Billing errors: data transfer, reading, bypass/theft
  • Meters, features, Smart meters
Session 4: Speed & Quality of Repairs: Ken Brothers 11:00-11:30pm
  • Responsiveness to leak repair
  • Effects of leakage run time with repairs & management processes
  • Quality of repairs: Materials and workmanship
Panel Q/A: Mbali Matiwane Co- Chair & Panel 11:30-Noon
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 5: District Metered Areas: Tim Waldron 1:00 – 1:30 pm
  • Why DMAs?
  • Quantifying losses Minimum night flows
  • Design/size options
  • Step testing
  • Setting targets for active leak response
Session 6: Pressure Control: David Pearson 1:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Pressure leakage relationship
  • Pressure fluctuations, stability, reduction
  • Benefits of pressure reduction
  • Pressure management areas
  • Predicting and achieving lower losses and break rates
Session 7: Leak Detection: Ken Brothers 2:00 – 2:30 pm
  • Active vs. passive leak detection
  • Sound transmission and pipe materials
  • Equipment, tools and techniques
  • Training, teams and response
Audience & Panel Q/A: Mbali Matiwane, Co- Chair 2:30 – 3:00 pm
Wrap Up
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