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Thu, 16 Nov



The Future of Water Control Rooms

November W-CRF Forum

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The Future of Water Control Rooms
The Future of Water Control Rooms

Time & Location

16 Nov 2023, 09:30 – 16:30

Reading, Clearwater Court, Vastern Rd, Reading RG1 8DB, UK


About the event

Join us for an exciting exploration into the future of water control rooms at the upcoming W-CRF forum - "The Future of Water Control Rooms."

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, November 16th
  • Location: Thames Water, Reading

Embrace the changing tides of technology at our next forum, hosted by Thames Water. 

What to Expect:

  • Engaging and insightful discussions on the new technologies transforming water control rooms.
  • Exploring the impact of these advancements on training and skill development.

Social Gathering:

  • Date: Wednesday, November 15th

Afternoon: 2pm Tour of Thames Water control room: Kemble Court, 550 South Oak Way, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6AD

Evening: 7pm The Bonanist Bar & Restuarant, Reading. 


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1000 Welcome by the W-CRF Chairman,Mark Webber

1005 Introduction, objectives for the day, Edel Abbott/Paula Phypers

1010 Introduction to Thames Water and our Control Room, structure and challenges faced, Edel Abbott/Paula Phypers

1040 Smart  Water – How we use currently at Thames Water, and future developments planned, Sarah Grinney & Edel Abbott

1110 Break

1130 Tideway Tunnel – Design and Operation, Alison Williams

1200 Smart Waste – How we use currently at TW, and future developments planned, Denise Clifford & Harry Sims

1245 Lunch and networking

1330 Breakout session – competency of staff, TW facilitated

1400 Feedback session into future agendas for Control Forum, TW facilitated

1415 Presentation “A New Future for Control Rooms”, Peter Prater, ICCRA

1435 W-CRF steering committee and subgroup updates, Leads from subgroups & Mark Webber

1440 Summary and conclusions, next forum meeting, Mark Webber

1445 Close, Mark Webber

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