About us

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What we do

We provide strategic and practical advice to support solutions that deliver a sustainable future for water resources and water supply management, through implementable solutions on leakage management, water resources planning, water conservation, demand forecasting, network and asset management. 

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Our skills

We are a multi-disciplinary team with renowned experts in statistics, data science, social science, and the water industry. We bring a wide range of skills, knowledge, perspective, experience and personality to each project we undertake.

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How we work

We work by combining data science, social science, and water industry expertise to solve complex problems. We take time to understand what clients want to achieve. We follow a process to ensure that we deliver the required solution. We then provide and communicate the outputs in a clear and understandable way.

Dene Marshallsay

Dene Marshallsay

Director

Dene is a founder, director and co-owner of Artesia. He is a leading expert in the management and analysis of water use and leakage and applies nearly 30-years of experience to the water management challenges we face today.

Rob Lawson

Rob Lawson

Director and Head of Support

Rob is a subject matter expert in water resources planning, with a background in water resource modelling, demand forecasting and water efficiency. He is Chair of the CIWEM Water Resources Panel.

Shana Meeus

Shana Meeus

Director and Head of Delivery

Shana has a background in Mathematics, Statistics, and Sales. Having gained a deep understanding of the UK water industry, Shana applies a wide range of statistical modelling and analysis techniques to key water sector challenges.

Sarah Rogerson

Sarah Rogerson

Head of Capabilities

Sarah combines a deep understanding of water demand with an insightful approach to data science. Sarah jointly heads up our extensive data science team.

Francesca Cecinati

Francesca Cecinati

Head of Strategy

Francesca is an Environmental Engineer with a background in hydrology, statistics, coding, data science, remote sensing and GIS. Francesca is an expert in PCC, NHH, and uncertainty modelling.

Cristina Munilla

Cristina Munilla

Research and Innovation Lead

Cristina is a data scientist who has been a key part of our eVader development work and who has a track record in creating powerful, insightful statistical models that describe the relationships between water use and its drivers.

Joe Cahill

Joe Cahill

Sales and Account Lead

Joe is a subject matter expert in social science. He has expertise in customer behaviour, demand reduction, analysing and evaluating mixed methods data, and applying these knowledges to consultancy work.

Vin Breen

Vin Breen

Projects and Products Delivery Lead

Vin is a project professional supporting the project lifecycle across all stakeholders and keeping track of who is working on what, and ensuring that resources are planned and scheduled properly.

Alan Spey

Alan Spey

Senior Water Industry Consultant

Alan is an experienced and creative modeller who brings his insight as a practical water network specialist to metering, demand forecasting, fast logging and leakage analysis projects.

Daniele Di Fiore

Daniele Di Fiore

Senior Data Scientist

Daniele has a background in environmental management. He is an expert in app development  and product solutions, with extensive experience in household consumption forecasting, fast-logging and night use analysis, headroom and uncertainty modelling.

Dave Gough

Dave Gough

Senior Consultant

Dave is a subject matter expert in water efficiency, with extensive experience in the water industry. Dave has an Economics degree from Swansea University.

Jamie Urwin

Jamie Urwin

Senior Data Engineer

Jamie is a data engineer with experience in a wide range of data platforms. Experienced in Python he has worked on a number of our projects in Azure Databricks and AWS.

Kayleigh Powell

Kayleigh Powell

Senior Project Coordinator

Kayleigh is our projects and resources manager. She performs the vital role of keeping track of who is working on what, and ensuring that resources are planned and scheduled properly.

Wendy Hinson

Senior Office Coordinator

Wendy supports Finance, Marketing, Payroll, Office Management & other projects. She has extensive experience as an Executive Assistant and has a Diploma in HR.

Aidan Gibbons

Data Scientist

Aidan is a data scientist with a background in Operational Research. He has played a key part in several successful data hacks and revels in huge data sets.

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson

Data Scientist

Tom is a data scientist with a background in physics, data analysis, coding, and research projects. He has experience in PCC methodologies, demographic analysis, and app development.

Basil Langham

Basil Langham

Data Scientist

Basil is a Consultant Data Scientist. He has a mathematics degree from the University of Cambridge from which he brings to the team a broad range of statistical and modelling skills.

Jen Morgan

Jen Morgan

HR Coordinator

Jen is our HR Coordinator who is responsible for establishing and developing the HR function. She is CIPD qualified and has an extensive background of working with people. Jen has a keen interest in wellbeing, learning and development.

Laura Watt

Laura Watt

Project Coordinator

Laura is a project professional and works to ensure projects run as smoothly as possible by monitoring project health, liaising with stakeholders and reviewing resource allocations.

Ben Tram

Data Scientist

Ben is a data scientist with a background in railway data, specialising in forecasting. He has a Data Science and Analytics masters from Cardiff University.

Rhys Durham

Water Demand Consultant

Rhys is a consultant focussed on leakage, the water balance and metering. He has experience in data analysis and processing, laboratory and experimental testing of meters, valves and other equipment, alongside a wide range of consultancy projects. 

Lauryn Barnes

Lauryn Barnes

Junior Data Engineer

Lauryn is a recent graduate from the University of Bristol. Prior to starting at Artesia she was working as a Data Engineer, developing a simulation pipeline to model multi-rotor failure modes, including data processing, visualisation, and testing. She has experience with Python, and since joining has been focusing on expanding her programming and data processing skills.

Jamie Howe

Junior Data Scientist

Jamie has a Masters in Health Data Science from the University of Exeter. He has developed and implemented sophisticated models for different demand forecasting and resource planning simulations. Jamie’s work involves leveraging advanced statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms to drive data-informed strategies for sustainable water usage. Jamie has over 10-year experience in Python and 5 years utilising its Ai frameworks, he’s recently transferred his skills to R.

Katie Butler

Katie Butler

Junior Data Scientist

Katie is a data scientist with a background in mathematics, and experience in building R packages and Shiny apps for a reinsurance company, as well as Higher Education data analysis.

Rachel Willingale

Project Administrator

Rachel supports the smooth and efficient running of projects to ensure we meet our key objectives. She comes from a background in recruitment and studied Geography at Exeter University

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