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Vienna Industry Stream Events (VISE): Smart Technology Applications in Urban Water Systems for Climate Resilience


Convenor: Ryan Yuen (PUB Singapore)

Rapporteurs: Francesco Busca, Kola Kareem

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 90 min


The adoption of smart solutions in urban water systems has accelerated rapidly over the last decade, due to drivers such as the need for higher operational efficiency, reduction in manpower reliance, and better predictability and resilience against external systemic shocks. Hear from leading industry and utility experts on the application of smart technology in urban cities, and the benefits and barriers to digital adoption, to build greater resilience, efficiency and sustainability.


Why You Should Attend:

  • Understand how smart technology and solutions are reshaping urban water systems
  • Learn how smart solutions and tools have been applied by in urban cities to achieve resilience against climate change
  • Learn about the potential challenges faced when implementing digital solutions and how to overcome them


Program Outline:

Opening by Moderator

Prof Adrian Law, Nanyang Technological University

Hydro-informatics and Flood Management in the 2020s

Prof Vladan Babovic, National University of Singapore

PUB Digitalisation Strategy for Sustainable and Climate Resilient Future

Bernard Koh, Assistant Chief Executive, PUB

Digital transformation of Vienna Water

Walter Kling, Deputy Managing Director, Vienna Water (TBC)

Implementation of Smart Technologies in Water Supply System in Hong Kong

Dr Sai Wai Chau, Deputy Director, Water Supplies Department, Hong Kong SA