Technology Perspectives

How Technology Can Help Utilities Improve Water Accountability

How Technology Can Help Utilities Improve Water Accountability

November 28, 2022 at 6:31 am 0 comments

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott Despite a decades-long fight against water loss, utilities still face an uphill battle to account for water that is pumped but not billed. The struggle with non-revenue water (NRW) isn’t getting any easier, either, as drought conditions continue to put increasing pressure on utilities to manage aRead More

Examining the Economic Feasibility of Digital Twins

Examining the Economic Feasibility of Digital Twins

June 27, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Sandra DiMatteo From aging infrastructure and changing environmental regulations to funding gaps and climate-fueled natural disasters, water utilities around the globe face a range of problems in their effort to deliver reliable and affordable water to their communities. Their potential solutions are similarly wide-ranging, from stimulus grants and conservationRead More

Tech Perspectives: Remote Shutoff Capabilities Help Make Water Utilities More Resilient

Tech Perspectives: Remote Shutoff Capabilities Help Make Water Utilities More Resilient

June 14, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

By Trey Overman Many factors come into play that help make water utilities and the communities they serve more resilient. Using the right technology, they can enhance service, create operational efficiencies and improve their bottom line. All through the careful and remotely managed flow of water. Utilities using smart waterRead More

Utilities, partners collaborate on industry-first digital twin readiness guide  

Utilities, partners collaborate on industry-first digital twin readiness guide  

May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am 0 comments

A diverse group of global utilities, solution providers, academia and thought leaders have developed a groundbreaking Digital Twin Readiness Guide, the first-of-its-kind roadmap for digital twin implementation to advance the water industry. Spearheaded by the SWAN Forum, Brown and Caldwell, DHI, and with contributions from numerous partners, the zero-cost guideRead More

Utilities and Tech: Partnering the Way to Success

Utilities and Tech: Partnering the Way to Success

April 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott When public water utilities look to upgrade their infrastructure or provide more modern services to customers, there are plenty of technology companies knocking at their door, each offering new ways to shape or revolutionize the water industry. And while there’s a lot of great technology out thereRead More

2022 Trends: What Water Utilities Are Prioritizing in the Year Ahead

2022 Trends: What Water Utilities Are Prioritizing in the Year Ahead

February 21, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

By Morrice Blackwell While 2020 was challenging due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 presented its own obstacles as the lingering pandemic forced communities and utilities to navigate a new normal. Looking ahead, water utilities are seeking to overcome operational challenges by driving revenue, collecting additional data insightsRead More

Beyond Alerts: Anglian Water Analyzes Pressure Main Performance with Real-Time Data

Beyond Alerts: Anglian Water Analyzes Pressure Main Performance with Real-Time Data

January 31, 2022 at 6:20 am 0 comments

By Lorenzo Pompa Anglian Water supplies water and sewer services to more than six million customers in the east of England, a service area of more than 27,500 square kilometres (17,000 square miles). The utility manages nearly 113,000 kilometres (8,000 miles) of water and sewer pipe, including more than 6,000Read More

Modernizing Remote Water Infrastructure with Edge AI and Ultra-Long-Life Lithium Batteries

Modernizing Remote Water Infrastructure with Edge AI and Ultra-Long-Life Lithium Batteries

January 24, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Ariel Stern & Rafael Yaar Protecting, preserving and enhancing our nation’s critical infrastructure demands the implementation of Infrastructure 4.0 methodology to deliver smarter and more actionable data that enhances public safety, reduces the incidence of preventable contamination and overflows, and improves management control and reporting. Critical applications include theRead More

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

December 17, 2021 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

In December, several water sector associations wrote to EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox to express concern and opposition to the agency’s plans to incorporate cybersecurity audits as part of utility sanitary surveys. The EPA proposal was included in its FY22 budget request to Congress and officials have beenRead More

SewerAI acquires funding from Bentley iTwin Ventures

SewerAI acquires funding from Bentley iTwin Ventures

November 8, 2021 at 5:45 am 0 comments

SewerAI, a provider of AI computer vision and cloud computing sewer condition assessment software, recently announced that Bentley Systems, Inc., participated in SewerAI’s $1.5 million venture round through the Bentley iTwin Ventures Fund. Bentley joined Burnt Island Ventures, Builders VC and EPIC Ventures among others in this round. SewerAI uses artificial intelligenceRead More