17th International Computing & Control for the Water Industry Conference

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1st-4th September 2019
University of Exeter, UK


We have very great pleasure in inviting you to the next International Computing & Control for the Water Industry (CCWI) Conference, to be held in Exeter, UK on 1st-4th September 2019.


This is the 17th in a series of conferences organised by the universities of Brunel, De Montfort, Exeter, Imperial College, and Sheffield. Initially a biennial series held in the UK, the series has in recent years been held annually in Italy, the Netherlands and Canada. We are proud to be able to host the next CCWI at the University of Exeter, and look forward to welcoming you here.


Since the beginnings of this conference series in the early 1990s, the pace of change in this field has been enormous. The water sector is now in a full-scale phase of digitalisation. The proliferation of sensors of various types, smart meters, large-scale and widespread data acquisition, increasingly sophisticated modelling tools, information and communication technologies, Internet of Things, and the roll-out of 5G wireless networks will have profound implications for the management of water systems over the coming years. The aim of this CCWI conference, therefore, is to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss the emerging 'WATER 4.0' agenda - water systems modelling, data and control.

Presentations & Papers

CCWI 2019 welcomes submissions from all areas with relevance to computing and control in the water industry and especially the emerging WATER 4.0 agenda. Submissions will be reviewed by the committees and accepted extended abstracts will be classified into oral presentations and posters. For both, a two-page abstract will be required. Proceedings with the extended abstracts will be distributed and selected authors will be invited to submit papers for a special issue in the Urban Water Journal.

A prize will be awarded to the best extended abstract from an Early Career Researcher (aged under 35 at the start of the conference) - further details to follow.

Keynote Speakers


IBM worldwide leader for Watson IoT Industry Solutions for Energy, Environment



Technical Lead for the Water Industry at Z-Tech Control Systems and the Executive Director for the Water Industry Process Automation & Control (WIPAC) Group



Professor for Urban Water Systems and Director of the Institute of Environmental Engineering at ETH Zurich, and Head of the Urban Water Management Department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology



CEO of KWR Watercycle Research Institute