Water Meter Summit Conference Program


Metering, Billing/MDM America

Water Meter Summit

April 18 – 20, 2011

Pre-Conference Workshop

Monday, April 18, 2011

12h30 – 15h00

AMI deployment for water – Lessons learnt from electric sector
Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links

Presentation not available on request of speaker

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Session 1.0.1

Opening Session

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jesse Berst, Managing Director, Smart Grid News

09h10 – 09h30

Chairman’s Welcome & Opening Remarks
Dan Sullivan, Managing Director, North America Utilities, Vertex Business Services

09h30 – 10h30

The smart grid at Oncor: Challenges and opportunities from the operational and customer perspectives
Brenda Jackson, Chief Customer Officer, Oncor
Jim Greer, Senior Vice President, Asset Management and Engineering, Oncor

Session 1.5.1

13h30 – 14h00

A roadmap for successful AMI selection and implementation
Heather Pohl,  Project Manager. Advance Meter Infrastructure Program, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

14h00 – 14h30

Smart water: moving beyond water meters
Ed Hackney, Director, Engineering Systems Group, Suez, United Water Division (North America)

14h30 – 15h00

Leveraging smart metering to improve operational and cost-efficiency
Pam Malone, Vice President for Strategic Development, Itron

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.  

16h00 – 16h30

Delivering data-driven water conservation and efficiency through AMI
Dan Strub, Conservation Program Manager, Austin Water Utility

16h30 – 17h00

Leakage detection and revenue protection strategies for water AMI
Jason Bethke, Vice President, FATHOM, Global Water Utilities

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

07h30 – 08h50

AMI Deployment for Water – Lessons from the Electric Sector
Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links, Inc.

Presentation not available on request of speaker

09h00 – 09h30

Integrating GIS & AMR technologies to improve water billing
Tommy McClung, Deputy Assistant Director, City of Houston, Public Works and Engineering

09h30 – 10h00

Beyond billing: Applications of meter technology for water resources and development planning
Adam Miller, Water Resources Planner II, Water Services Department, Phoenix, Arizona

10h00 – 10h30

Defining the technology requirements for the smart water grid
Patrick A. Hayes, Principal Civil Engineer, Glendale, California Water & Power

11h00 – 11h30

Unique smart grid opportunities for integrated water & power utilities
Jonathan Leung, Manager of Construction Support and Infrastructure Studies Group, Water Distribution Division, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

11h30 – 12h00

Social media networking and the water customer
Linn McClelland, Manager, Information Technology, DC Water

12h00 – 12h30

Selecting an AMI vendor to read water and electric meters
Jayson  Barfknecht, Director, Water Service Dept., City of Bryan, Texas

14h30 – 15h30

Closing Keynote Panel
Future outlook for the smart utility in developing a ‘green’ print for the smart grid