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SWAN Forum launches 3rd senior utility advisory group to propel smart water globally

  • SWAN Forum launches 3rd senior utility advisory group to propel smart water globally

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Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN)
The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) is the leading global hub for advancing the use of “smart,” data-driven solutions in water and wastewater networks worldwide.

The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) is pleased to announce the third cohort of its Senior Utility Advisory Group (UAG) featuring five, global SWAN utility experts from the United States, Brazil, Portugal, Belgium, and Malaysia. 

UAG Members will collaborate by sharing and addressing concrete utility challenges, exploring regional trends, and identifying strategic research needs. Selected based on their extensive industry knowledge and utility leadership experience, this cohort will help guide SWAN strategic planning, review global SWAN activities and research outputs, and provide utility-centric feedback to drive continued value for the fast-growing smart water ecosystem.

The SWAN Utility Advisory Group Members include:

  • Yvonne Carney, Director of Strategic Performance - WSSC Water (US)
  • Flavio Silva, Electrical Engineer, Innovation Department - CORSAN (Brazil)
  • João Pedro Faria Feliciano, CEO - AGS (Portugal)
  • Nele Philips, Program Manager, R&D Department - De Watergroup (Belgium)
  • Kelvin Siew, Head of Distribution - Air Selangor (Malaysia)

Learn more about the impressive SWAN UAG cohort here.

“We're honoured to introduce the third installment of the SWAN UAG to the global smart water community. Building off of two successful cohorts that helped shape our regional and global presence, we are excited to collaborate with these diverse, senior utility leaders. Their extensive knowledge and networks further strengthen our reach and ambitious goal of accelerating smart water globally”, stated SWAN Executive Director, Amir Cahn.

Reflecting on the significance of joining this group, Yvonne Carney of WSSC Water remarked: "Serving on the SWAN Utility Advisory Group enables global utility collaboration required to solve some of the most pressing municipal water, wastewater and stormwater problems. Representing WSSC Water, I'm excited to work with this inspirational cohort of leaders and also have the opportunity to share my experience in strategic performance and the role of data-driven technologies, strategies, and mindsets in addressing water and wastewater utility needs not only for the present, but for generations to come."

Kelvin Siew of Air Selangor added: “We are seeing and experiencing a rise in the digitisation of utilities. This is an instrumental time to be part of SWAN's ecosystem and I am proud to be part of this cohort with senior utility colleagues from around the world. I look forward to actively representing Air Selangor and APAC utilities, sharing both challenges and opportunities to help accelerate the smart water sector."

Strategic SWAN UAG feedback was instrumental in shaping the agenda for the upcoming, much anticipated SWAN 12th Annual Conference to be held 24-26 May 2022 in Washington, DC and virtually. This event, focused on “Connecting Innovation to Impact”, will feature over 40 global utility speakers, including key representatives from across the UAG. We invite you to hear from them and many global smart water colleagues by registering virtually here. *Kindly note that in person attendance is now sold out.

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