Webinar: Achieving zero pollution incidents: Changing Hearts and creating Artificial Minds 

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Date:             Tuesday, 9th February 2021

Time:            12:30 - 13:30pm (GMT)

Language:     English      


Achieving zero pollution incidents: Changing Hearts and creating Artificial Minds


The UK 2050 Water Innovation strategy set out the long-term aim that there ‘are no more pollution events’. An ambition reinforced by the announcement of the recent Storm Overflows Taskforce.


No single solution will deliver this step change and in this webinar experts on consumer behaviour, network management and digital tools will offer their view on the state of the art. This includes a new AI driven solution that finds 9 in 10 issues at combined sewer overflows recently co-created by Yorkshire Water, Siemens and The University of Sheffield.


Meet our panel for this webinar:


Heather Sheffield, Yorkshire Water is responsible for operationalising the processes and technologies that will reduce pollution incidents.

Professor Joby Boxall, The University of Sheffield, is Chair of Water Infrastructure Engineering and leads the EPSRC Water Grand Challenges Consortium

Adam Cartwright, Siemens, leads the Centre of Competence for Internet of Things solutions for the water and waste water industry

Lizzie Kenyon, Keep Britain Tidy, is Director - Centre for Social Innovation which has gained deep insight in to the behaviours and motivations for why inappropriate waste is disposed in to sewers





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Reducing pollution in Yorkshire's rivers

Yorkshire partnership at the heart of innovative AI pollution prevention solution

Yorkshire Water, the University of Sheffield and Siemens Digital Industries have joined forces to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to reduce wastewater network blockages and pollution.

The partnership has developed an innovative blockage predictor solution to improve the performance of the sewer network. It identifies problems quickly, enabling Yorkshire Water colleagues to attend and rectify any issues before they escalate.

An ongoing trial involving a variety of sewage assets across 70 sites in the region gave up to two weeks advance notice of blockages. The project is part of Yorkshire Water’s Pollution Incident Reduction Plan 2020-2025 which aims to reduce pollution incidents by 50% by focusing on early intervention.

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