Keynote speakers

Keynote Speakers


Mirjam Blokker
KWR Watercycle Research Institute; department Water Distribution


Keynote title:  Water demand modelling and its applications


Mirjam Blokker is a principal scientist within the area of drinking water distribution. Within this field she has developed a detailed demand model (detailed in time with time scales as short as one second and detailed in space with water demand at the fixture level) called SIMDEUM®. SIMDEUM is based on statistical information on water using appliances (e.g. water use of washing machines, dish washers and toilets) and users (their sleep-wake-rhythm and how often they use water). This model is being applied in (research into) scenario studies, designing the self cleaning network, and water quality modelling.





University of Exeter (UK); Centre for Water Systems


Keynote title:  Optimization in water distribution system analysis


Dragan Savic is Professor of Hydroinformatics and Director of the Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter. For over 20 years he has been working on the development of optimization methodologies and their application to water distribution design and management. He will be reflecting on the various advances in optimization approaches to water distribution system design from the first Battle of Water Networks in the late eighties to the latest developments demonstrated in the second Battle (WDSA2012) and providing his personal view of the future trends in this area..





Queen’s University; Department of Civil Engineering 


Keynote title:  There is energy in that drinking water! How the shape and management of water distribution systems affect energy and environmental impact.


Yves Filion is associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University. As a member of the Environmental Engineering group in that department he spend a great deal of time thinking about how water systems in rural and urban areas can be designed, rehabilitated, and optimized to have the least impact on the natural environment and to pose the least risk to human health. His speech will discuss how the shape and management of water distribution systems affect energy and environmental impact.





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