WaterIDEAS 2021

WaterIDEAS 2021 will host the experts from the water sector to present the best practices for an innovative and sustainable management of the water networks.


WaterIDEAS 2021 is held in cooperation and conjunction with Accadueo-H20 Fair and follows a series of successful conferences of IWA, including the previous WaterIDEAS Conference editions held in Bologna in 2016 and 2018, the WaterIDEAS 2014 and the WaterLossEurope Conference held in Ferrara in May 2012.


A selected panel of experts will present and discuss the latest and most interesting topics for the water industry. The topics will range from the Smart Water Networks, innovative approaches and techniques to manage water losses, energy-efficient water networks, utility case-studies, innovative data-driven technologies, and more.


Water IDEAS 2021 will be composed of two main sessions, one in Italian and one in English, dedicated, respectively, to local and global case studies and applications.





WaterIDEAS2021 conference "Driving technological and cultural innovation" - 8 October 2021


How to attend and register
Participation to WaterIDEAS2021 is free of charge.
The conference will take place in presence at Accadueo Exhibition – Bologna (Italy), room C – Hall 15. Participants will be also enabled to join the Conference remotely through the live streaming. Further information to reserve your seat or to attend remotely will be soon available on this webpage.



PROVISIONAL PROGRAM - to be confirmed


9.30 Apertura conferenza – networking


9.50 Benvenuto dal conference chair - Marco Fantozzi (WLSG IWA - Isle)



Collaborazione tra Regolatore e Gestore per risolvere i problemi delle perdite


10.00 Come SASI ha riportato in erogazione continua la rete idrica di Vasto in Abruzzo - Gianfranco Basterebbe, Pio D’Ippolito, Fabrizio Talone, (Sasi), Alessandro Antonacci (ERSI Abruzzo), Annalisa Gaccione (Isle Utilities)


10.20 Il piano di riduzione delle perdite dell’isola d’Elba - Andrea Cappelli (AIT), Mirco Brilli (ASA Livorno)


10.40 Certificazione dei bilanci idrici e indicatori best practice per la riduzione delle perdite: una proposta al regolatore - Marco Fantozzi (WLSG IWA - Isle)


11.00 Discussione sul tema Collaborazione tra Regolatore e Gestore (con possibile partecipazione di ARERA e UTILITALIA)

Best-practice e Innovazione per il controllo delle perdite


11.20 Sviluppo ed applicazione di un piano di investimento per raggiungere l’obiettivo M1a – Sonia Bozza (Acque Bresciane)


11.50 Gestione delle perdite idriche e asset management: l’esperienza di Publiacqua - Francesca Mitola (Publiacqua)


12.10 Il monitoraggio in tempo reale delle perdite idriche in Lario Reti - Laura Boscarello (Lario Reti)


12.30 Analisi dei tassi di rottura e asset management in Hera - Maurizia Brunetti (Hera), Luca Scansetti (ISOIL)


12.50 Discussione su Best-Practice e Innovazione


13.00 Fine sessione


14.00 Welcome from conference chair - Marco Fantozzi (WLSG IWA)



14.10 Water networks of the future – Dragan Savic (KWR NL)


14.30 Insights in the water loss control programme of the largest water utility in the Netherlands - Cor Merks (WLSG IWA – Ramboll), Afke Stellingwerff (Vitens)


14.50 Leakage Benchmarking: results of an international exercise - Derek Atkinson (Isle Utilities)


15.10 Advanced pressure management strategies - Gary Wyeth (Secretary WLSG IWA)


15.30 Discussion





15.40 Activities and plans of IWA Water Loss Specialist Group - Stuart Hamilton (Chair WLSG IWA)


16.00 Water network optimisation through advanced pump condition monitoring solutions – TBD (Grundfos)


16.20 Smart metering and leakage detection: an integrated and innovative approach – TBD (Kamstrup)


16.40 Reducing leakages: where we are and the way forward - Marco Fantozzi (WLSG IWA-Isle)


17.00 Final Discussion and Remarks


17.15 End of session