Digitization in the drinking water sector

Understanding the digital transformation

This course provides an inspiring picture of various initiatives by Dutch drinking water companies and industry partners in the field of digitization. Almost everyone working in the water sector  is now familiar with terms such as Machine learning, Digital twin and Scrum and Agile working, but how do we apply these techniques and methods in concrete terms in the daily activities of a drinking water company?

In addition to the inspiring examples, the ICT aspects will be extensively discussed. And these discussion will help participants to answer and understand the questions, like: What about data security and cyber security? How (un)secure is the cloud and can we get around it in the future? What impact does digitization have on ICT of the organization?

Digitization and Smart urban water infrastructure

During this course:

  • You will get examples of applications from various drinking water companies and water boards
  • Gain insight into success factors and pitfalls of digitization projects
  • We give meaning to the terms Digital Twin, Scrum Agile working, and Serious gaming (during workshop session)
  • You will learn about data security, cyber security and cloud applications
  • You will get hands on practice of the relevant tools to make digitization projects a success

Intended for:

People working in the water sector within the fields of smart urban water infrastructure, cyber security, the employees of water companies, engineering firms or suppliers who are involved in digitization projects in the water sector as initiators, project employees or ICT specialists.

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  • Information
    Trainer: Dhr. Martijn Bakker (Royal HaskoningDHV)
    Course data: 24 and 25 March 2022
    Day format: Day course
    Location: Amersfoort
    Easily reachable by train and with car
    Price: € 1,050.00 ex. vat
    Price includes all course material and catering
    Timetable information: Classical course can also be followed online. 2 full course days on 24 and 25 March from 9:00 to 17:00
    The program can be taught in English on request.
  • Program

    Thursday 24 March 2022 – Digitization processes in drinking water


    • Course Introduction
      25 years of smart supply management Martijn Bakker, Royal HaskoningDHV
    • Digital tools for designing smart piping and metering networks
      Dr. Peter van Thienen, KWR Water Research Institute
    • Artificial Intelligence and data-driven applications in practice at Waternet Alex van der Helm, Waternet
    • Digital innovations at Vitens
      Ir. Joukje Keuning en ir. Eelco Trietsch, Vitens
    • Optimizing business operations in the water sector with AI 
      Lisette van Beusekom en dr. Daan van Es, Ynformed/Royal HaskoningDHV                  
    • Smart water grid in practice
      Jonathan Vondeling, Oasen
    • Workshop Digital Twin
      Ir. Aris Witteborg, Royal HaskoningDHV           

    Friday 25 March 2022 – ICT enablers for digitization processes

    • Smart water infrastructure policy Ljiljana Zlatanovic, PWN water company, North-Holland
    • Cybersecurity in the watersector 
      Dr. Riccardo Taormina, TU Delft CiTG                    
    • Best practises in cloudadoption
      Ing. Dennis Mulder, Microsoft
    • Digital transformation: a symbiosis between business and ICT
      Kees Voeten MBA, Evides       
    • Innovative European tender for smart sewer management
      Leon Verhagen, Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg
    • Serious gaming – applications and opportunities in the water sector
      Dr. Joep van den Broeke, KWR Watercycle Research Institute
    • Workshop Scrum/Agile working in practice
      Jaspar Roos, Limpid & Co BV