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Water Network Management Seminar 2019

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 24 September 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee
    Member Rate: €245
    Non-Member Rate: €295

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.


  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1


Seminar Overview

Irish Water manages over 63,000kms of underground water pipe network and 795 water treatment plants to deliver drinking water to its customers.  A significant percentage of the public water network is in need of replacement and Irish Water is undertaking a national programme of works to reduce leakage and improve Ireland’s water supply over the next number of years. Leakage reduction is a critical role for any water utility and this seminar is framed in the strategic approach Irish Water is adopting for managing drinking water resources in future.

Irish Water’s Draft National Water Resources Plan, to be published later this year, is based on three key pillars, namely ‘Use Less’ (water conservation), ‘Lose Less’ (leakage reduction) & ‘Supply Smarter’ (building connected resilient infrastructure). During this seminar, a variety of national and international speakers across the water industry will reflect on their experiences of working in  water leakage reduction, water conservation campaigns & strategic supply of water to customers. 

Seminar Aim

This seminar aims to bring engineers across the industry together to share their technical expertise on the tools, techniques and smart solutions available for reducing leakage. Key speakers will discuss Irish Water’s Water Conservation campaigns and experience in working with key customers in water stewardship. The National Water Resource Plan will be discussed and examined as a key strategic objective for Irish Water.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will gain:

  • An understanding of Irish Water’s national leakage programme, challenges to date and a roadmap to achieve future targets
  • Examination of operational innovation for pipe repair & leak detection and repair
  • An understanding of key learning and plans for water conservation campaigns
  • An appreciation of the National Water Resource Plan


  1. Welcome and Introduction | Chairman: Tom Cuddy, Asset Operations Suport Services Manager, Irish Water
  2. Irish Water Overview of the Leakage Reduction Programme | David Lonergan, National Leakage Manager, Irish Water
  3. Reporting Leakage, Managing Network Events and Targeting DMAs using a Leakage Management System | Tom Crowder, Director, Crowder Consulting 
  4. ​Fixed Network Acoustic Loggers - Pilot | Brian Martin, EMR Solutions
  5. Clamp-On Flow Technology for Water Networks | Andy Hammond, Managing Director, FLEXIM Instruments UK Ltd
  6. Managing The Dublin Trunk Main Network | Stephen Burke, Senior Engineer, Water Services Division, Dublin City Council
  7. Leakage Reduction Programme - Kerry Find & Fix Case Study | Deirdre Murphy, Kerry County Council 
  8. Water Conservation Strategy | Florence White, Irish Water
  9. Water Stewardship | Christine Crawford, Irish Water
  10. National Water Resource Plan | Angela Ryan, Irish Water
  11. Drinking Water Safety Plan | Victor Van De Walt, Irish Water
  12. Energy Management Case Study - Vartry WSS | Jim Oliver, Director, Nicholas O'Dwyer

Who Should Attend?

This seminar will be of interest to engineers, technicians, contractors, project managers and consultants working in any area of Water Network Management.

Make a Booking

24 September 2019


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.