Technology Perspectives

Sedaru launches new operations management platform

Sedaru launches new operations management platform

August 31, 2021 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

Sedaru, Inc. has announced the launch of its next generation Sedaru OMNI Platform, which it says can improve the flexibility, power and reach of core work order, asset management and operations management capabilities to empower utilities in their digital transformation. Sedaru OMNI enables water and wastewater utilities to take controlRead More

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

August 16, 2021 at 9:19 am 0 comments

By Jonathan Blackwell I have been a fan of Formula 1 dating back to my childhood, when the teams utilized 700+ hp V-10 engines that would produce the most beautiful sound as they revved to an astonishing 13,000 rpms on the straightaways. The times, and technology, have changed. Today, F1Read More

New report shows U.S. water utilities still in early stages of digital transformation

New report shows U.S. water utilities still in early stages of digital transformation

March 22, 2021 at 8:47 am 0 comments

Dodge Data & Analytics and partner Bentley Systems recently launched a new study and report titled, The Digital Capabilities of US Water Utilities SmartMarket Brief, which establishes a benchmark for municipal water systems and the readiness of this market for digital transformation. The findings showed that the ability to gather,Read More

Plan for an Unpredictable 2021: Three Certainties Utilities Can Count On

Plan for an Unpredictable 2021: Three Certainties Utilities Can Count On

February 15, 2021 at 10:36 am 0 comments

By Dan Pinney There’s an elephant in the room, one that staff probably feels the urge to bring up in every planning meeting: how can water utilities plan for the future when the present is also uncertain? It’s clear that COVID-19 will have a long-term impact on the industry asRead More

Non-Revenue Water: An Opportunity for Water Utilities, Now More than Ever

Non-Revenue Water: An Opportunity for Water Utilities, Now More than Ever

November 2, 2020 at 9:44 am 0 comments

By Travis Smith It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the water industry. Revenue shortfalls from a decline in commercial and industrial water use and some residential customers struggling to pay bills are affecting utilities across the country. The service must go on, but in some casesRead More

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

August 17, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

By Doug Hatler The first three industrial revolutions transformed our modern society with mechanization, mass production and digital technology. The world around us fundamentally changed. The fourth industrial revolution is now upon us. Industry 4.0, as it is called, will transform modern society and economies through innovation brought about byRead More

4 Reasons Upgrading to AMI Means More Than You Think for Your System

4 Reasons Upgrading to AMI Means More Than You Think for Your System

July 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

By Alan Breese It is no secret that over the past several years, the water industry has seen an increasing number of water utilities looking to upgrade their aging water infrastructure to improve operational efficiencies and more accurately manage their water systems. Technologies—such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), especially thoseRead More

COMMENTARY: The Power of One and the Promise of Many

COMMENTARY: The Power of One and the Promise of Many

June 12, 2020 at 8:30 am 0 comments

By Zeynep Erdal One and a half centuries ago, a rancher, naturalist, explorer, environmental philosopher, writer and conservationist named John Muir said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” Much more recently, the water industry began to focusRead More

Seizing Digital Adoption in Water

Seizing Digital Adoption in Water

May 25, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Jeff Lipton Challenges Due to COVID-19 As a recent McKinsey study points out, many professional organizations have excess structural capacity due to reduced demand from the COVID-19 crisis. There is an urgent need to rightsize the capital base of operations and convert fixed costs to variable costs as muchRead More

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Don’t Forget the Fundamentals

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Don’t Forget the Fundamentals

May 18, 2020 at 8:44 am 0 comments

By Kristy Neckowicz I recently read an article from a well-regarded industry veteran who was excited about all the new technologies available to our industry. Everything from big data, IoT to AI and machine learning. I can’t disagree with his enthusiasm as it has been a long-time coming for theRead More