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Water Network Management Seminar

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 13 November 2018
  • 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

Ireland has over 63,000kms of underground water pipe network and a significant percentage of this is in need of replacement. Irish Water is undertaking a national programme of works to reduce leakage and improve Ireland’s water supply over the next 4 years. During this seminar, a variety of both national and international speakers across industry will reflect on their experiences of working in water network management and share knowledge on topics including Water Audits, Networking Metering and Monitoring, Leakage Detection and Pressure Management.

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. In particular, the seminar will highlight the challenges of managing Ireland’s water network and how innovative smart technologies can be used to support a more reliable water supply for all customers in years to come.  

Learning Objectives 

Delegates will gain:

  • an understanding of Irish Water's national leakage programme, challenges to date and a roadmap to achieve future targets
  • knowledge on the systems used to manage/monitor leakage levels, track leakage reduction programmes and maximise savings for those programmes 
  • an appreciation of how innovation is key to achieve leakage reduction targets 


  1. Irish Water Overview of the National Leakage Reduction Programme | David Lonergan, National Leakage Manager, Irish Water 
  2. Implementing Leakage Management Systems to Automate Water Audits | Tom Crowder, Director, Crowder Consulting 
  3. Importance of Accurate Network Metering | David Cully, Operations Director, Cully Automation
  4. Trunk Main Leakage Assessment Techniques and Detection Methodologies | Danny Bourke, Ryan Hanley
  5. Distribution Network Find and Fix Methodology | Mark Smith, Business Development Director, RPS
  6. Network Design in Self-Lay Developments | Tadhg O'Connor, Policy and Standards Specialist, Irish Water 
  7. Long-term Benefits of Pressure Management in collaboration with Scottish Water | Chris Woolls & Luke Thornton, Utilitec Services & Technolog
  8. Back to Basics: The Principle of Hydraulic Actuation | Damien Cordial, IPL Group
  9. Smart Technologies for Leakage Reduction | Andrew De Klerk, Business Analyst, Trimble Water
  10. Case Study: Kerry Co Co & Water Network Programme in 2018 | Declan O'Mahony, Kerry Find and Fix Project Manager, Water Services, Kerry County Council
  11. Case Study: Free First Fix Programme - Irish Water’s Initiatives for Domestic Customer Side Leakage in the Greater Dublin Area | Shane McCloskey, Director, GMC Contractor

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

13 November 2018


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.