PRE-EVENT WORKSHOP

IMPROVING WATER UTILITY DATA CULTURE

Monday, 30 March 2020

TIME SESSION TITLE
08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:50 Welcome
09:00

Session 1: Introduction to Data Science Programming

The first session starts with an introduction to the principles and best practive in data science. This session introduces the basices of the R language to undertake statistical analysis. This session uses a data set with water quality laboratory testing for a drinking water network. Participants use this data set to find descriptive statistics.
10:30 Morning refreshments and networking
11:00
Session 2: The Tidyverse
The tidyversee provides a layer of functionality on top of the core R functions that simplify analysing data. In this session, participants learn how to clean data. The case study on this data is the result of a survey among American water utility customers about their perception of water services. Participants use this data set to clean, transform and visualise the data.
12:30
Networking Lunch
13:30
Session 3: Analysing Data
In this last session, participants will analyse an extensive data set to find anomalies in the data. The case study for this session is simulated smart meter data for a water system.
This workshop is designed for water utility professionals with little to no experience in writing code. Paricipants will go away with an introduction to code writing and some water utility examples of how to clean, transform, analyse and visualise data with the final session of the workshop introducing participants to data analysis for smart and digital meters.
 
To participate in this workshop, you will need the following:
  • Bring your own laptop
  • Install R and Studio or;
  • Set up a free account for the cloud version
16:30
End of workshop, afternoon refreshments & networking
*Please note that you will need to bring a laptop and ensure that the necessary programmes are installed*

 

YOUR WORKSHOP LEADER:

  • Peter Prevos, Manager of Data Science, Coliban Water , Austrailia
 

 

MAR 27
TIME
SESSION TITLE
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11:00 The use of Cast Resin transformers for power generation and distribution applications - Mervyn Low, Managing Director, Greenergi (Pty)Ltd
11:30 The benefits of overhead [ower Distribution in mission critical applications - Matthew George, Sales Diretor – EMEA and SW Asia, Starline
12:00 Event Highlight – WiPo Wireless Power (Pty) Ltd - The WiPo Wireless Power WiPort drone port launch
12:30 Drones, ports and inspections - advancing the power and electricity industry in the 4th industrial revolution, Dr Jaco du Preez, Chief Executive Officer, WiPo Wireless Power (Pty) Ltd
13:00 New trends and technologies for smart grid - Eitan Frankentel, CEO, Griddiagnoze
13:30 Low-cost energy production for Africa - Let's light up Africa! Trevor Dudley, Chief Executive Officer, Mozweli (Pty) Ltd
14:00
Municipal Revenue Enhancement Turnkey Solution
Dr Leon Mutagoma , Africa Business Development,  Ideal Prepaid
 
Sub metering: Electricity Monitoring & Metering
Sharon Pringley, Manager, Ideal Prepaid
 
Smart Metering (automated meter reading), data collection and analysis
Annamarie Thysse, Manager, Ideal Prepaid
15:30 ICT, IoT, Real-time monitoring and control

 

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