News | January 10, 2018

SWAN Forms New Global Utility Advisory Group To Advance Smart Water And Wastewater Networks Worldwide

The SWAN Utility Advisory Group will collaborate to review and support SWAN activities and to help steer future research and strategic planning

The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) is pleased to announce the formation of a new Utility Advisory Group featuring six, global SWAN utility experts from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Brazil, Spain, the United States, and Italy. This Group will address the most pressing utility challenges, regional trends, and research needs. Selected based on their vast and diverse industry knowledge and innovative utility experience, the members will also collaborate to support SWAN activities and help guide strategic planning.

The SWAN Utility Advisory Group Members include:

  • Bob Taylor, Operations Director – Drinking Water Services at South West Water
  • Michael Toh, Director – Water Supply Network at PUB, the National Water Agency
  • Wagner Carvalho, Senior Project Manager at AEGEA Saneamento e Participações S.A.
  • Eva Martínez Díaz, Responsible for Smart Services – Innovation Department at Aqualia
  • Andrew Lee, Deputy Director at Bellevue Utilities Department
  • Emilio Lanfranchi, Water Utility Innovation Manager at MM spa

“As we look to shape our digital, smart water future, the SWAN Utility Advisory Group will enable us to better leverage the global expertise within our network,” said Amir Cahn, Executive Director of the SWAN Forum. “We are looking forward to providing a platform for the voices of global utility leaders to advance the smart water and wastewater sectors at this optimal time.”

Commenting on the significance of joining the group, Eva Martínez Díaz of Aqualia stated: “It is an honour for me to be among those selected to the SWAN Utility Advisory Group. I look forward to the fruitful discussions about how to best leverage our utility experience to help advance SWAN’s already impressive efforts and activities within the smart water sector.”

Emilio Lanfranchi of MM spa added: “I am really excited for the opinion exchanges related to water challenges. This group of utility thought leaders can truly help drive forward needed smart water and wastewater solutions.”

Learn more about the SWAN Utility Advisory Group: https://www.swan-forum.com/utility-advisory-group/

About The SWAN Forum
The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) is the leading global hub for the smart water sector, accelerating the awareness and adoption of data-driven technologies in water and wastewater networks worldwide. A non-profit organisation, SWAN brings together key players in the water sector to collaborate and share knowledge while offering access to cutting-edge research, global networking opportunities, and the ability to proactively influence the future of the water industry. For more information, visit https://www.swan-forum.com/.

SOURCE: SWAN Forum