The increase in storm overflows leading to sewage discharge has received significant recent attention. New government legislation has been widely debated over the last year on this issue and engineers have a significant role in ensuring the safe operation of hydraulic assessments employed in the water and wastewater industry.
This seminar will cover the assessments used to ensure water quality and to verify that infrastructure and equipment can deal with the expected design flows. Presentations will discuss a combination of computational (CFD) and physical modelling techniques, providing a technical review of the assessment criteria involved and significant modelling and experimental methods.
Attend to learn about recent and ongoing projects taking place within the water and wastewater industries and how new technologies are contributing to new developments in risk management and energy storage, as well increases in energy efficiency, waste reduction and maintaining the supply and quality of drinking water.
From surge analysis to final settlement tanks, issues of refurbishment and optimisation to climate change and storm events, this seminar will allow attendees to form an understanding of the crucial interactions between computational and physical modelling in hydraulics and allow greater insights into the expanding uses of data.
KEY PRESENTATIONS THIS YEAR:
- Hear from Dr Peter Glover on the core concerns and methodologies involved with complex surge analysis
- Gather an industry overview from the seminar’s keynote, Sharon Duffy, Director of Engineering at Thames Water
- Learn about the application of computational modelling when assessing the performance of final settlement tanks from David Burt, principal consultant with Frazer Nash Consultants
- Gain a greater understanding of the wider uses of hydraulic assessment software from Matthew Mullarkey, Technical Director of Hydraulics at Stantec
TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:
- Network Flooding, including rising operational challenges associated with climate change and extreme weather
- Transient Hydraulics, Water and Wastewater drainage – assessing quick phenomenon within the system
- Advances in CFD and experimental modelling, discussing pros and cons and supported by case studies in industry
- Refurbishment, augmentation of existing assets and optimisation
- Data handling – The uses of smart networks for real time data gathering
- Computational and physical modelling interaction in hydraulics
- How to form a green hydraulic profile: Energy efficiency
WHY OUR SPEAKERS ARE KEEN TO ATTEND:
|"I am looking forward to the presentations on transient hydraulic assessments given by Matt Mullarkey and Peter Glover, and also interested in the varied CFD applications to be presented...Hydraulic modelling helps to identify potential hazards and vulnerabilities in water assets and can assist in designing safe systems that are less likely to fail...and by applying best practices, engineers can design and operate water assets that are more sustainable, using less water and energy and reducing the environmental impact of water distribution."
Victor Lira: Senior Hydraulic Engineer/CFD Lead, Stantec
Read the full interview here.
"A key challenge going forward is the aim to reduce the water consumption/usage of our customers across an ever-increasing population, alongside increasing output of our own water treatment works and improving efficiency of our distribution networks....Dr Peter Glover’s piece on surge analysis will be particularly relevant to projects I’m usually involved with, as well as Miguel Cano’s presentation on CFD modelling and Matthew Mullarkey’s around treatment works hydraulics. I’ll also be recommending the seminar to colleagues across SEW who would benefit from any of the topics."
Ciaran Farrell, South East Water - read full interview.
"The subjects all look really interesting and I am looking forward to hearing about them all. I’m always interested to hear about pumping stations and pipeline design so the presentation by Femke Verhaart on this subject will be of particular interest...The water industry certainly has a lot of challenges to overcome and as a result there is a huge amount of interesting and innovative work being undertaken. The hydraulic modelling community within the water industry inspires and challenges to the next evolution and innovation. This seminar is an important part of that process."
Matthew Mullarkey, CEng FIMechE, Technical Director – Hydraulics, Specialist Discipline Lead, Stantec - Read Matthews's full interview here
"I like to hear stories on practical situations. How are challenging projects assessed? What lessons could be learned? The best way to make steps forward and to work effective is to learn from each other. We could only learn from each other when we meet each other."
Femke Verhaart: Hydraulic Expert, Deltares - Read Femke's full interview here
WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND:
- Get an up-to-date understanding of relative merits of physical and computational modelling
Understand the assessment criteria for safe operation of pump intakes and water treatment processes through the implementation of CFD and physical modelling techniques
- Understand how to deal with increasing demand using existing infrastructure
- Find out how to interpret hydraulic assessments to enhance process efficiency and reduce waste materials and energy consumption
- Learn about current and future projects surrounding hydraulic assessment plans in the water industry
- Hear fresh and unique insights from key industry leaders including operators and manufacturers, research bodies and consultants
BRING YOUR TEAM - GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE:
For group bookings of 5 or more attendees, you and your colleagues can save 15% per place to join this technical event. This is a great opportunity for multiple engineers to:
- Benefit from the topics and discussions
- Maximise opportunities for learning and networking
- Contribute to their ongoing professional development
- Meet and collaborate with colleagues across multiple sites
- Bring new/junior team members up to speed
To organise your group booking, simply contact our Event Enquiries team and we would be delighted to make all the arrangements.
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Attending this event supports your Professional Development; if you're an IMechE Member, this can be tracked in the Career Developer section of your online account.
COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR ATTENDEES:
The Institution takes every endeavour to operate all our events as “COVID-safe” as possible. This includes additional preventative measures, such as cleaning rotas and air ventilation. For further information on our activities in this area, view our infection control solutions webpages.