Technology Perspectives

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 costsRead 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 beenRead More

City-Scale Digital Twins for Flood Resilience

City-Scale Digital Twins for Flood Resilience

May 11, 2020 at 10:17 am 0 comments

By Robert Mankowski Extreme weather events and rising populations are straining existing (and often inadequate) drainage infrastructure in cities around the world, leading to flooding that damages property and infrastructure, impacts human safety and weakens economies. In 2015, the United Nations reported that over theRead More

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

April 6, 2020 at 8:58 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird Overnight, our worldview on public health has changed. The global threat of COVID-19 has forced all of us – as individuals, as families, as communities and as water operators – to re-evaluate our priorities. Water and wastewater facilities are re-examining emergency plans,Read More

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

February 10, 2020 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Greg Quist Stormwater and sanitary sewer systems may be some of the least technologically sophisticated systems in the utility’s arsenal. Most often, these systems are gravity-based and out of sight. As a result, operational assessments are limited to the occasional visual inspection when anRead More

Technologies such as LTE, IoT and advanced communication have allowed water utilities improve control of their water systems.

Four Trends Shaping Water Metering in 2020

February 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

By John Fillinger The previous decade saw the introduction and growth of smart water advancements in the water metering industry. Technologies such as LTE, IoT and advanced communications systems, have allowed water utilities around the world, and especially in the United States, to improve controlRead More

Itron, CPS Energy expand collaboration on energy and water literacy

Itron, CPS Energy expand collaboration on energy and water literacy

February 3, 2020 at 9:41 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc. and CPS Energy, a municipally-owned energy and natural gas utility in the City of San Antonio, Texas, have expanded their collaboration to improve energy-water literacy and launched a new online resource aimed at providing interactive educational resources and materials to educate communities andRead More

Report: Data demand will drive $92 billion in investment by 2030 

Report: Data demand will drive $92 billion in investment by 2030 

January 31, 2020 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Spending for digital water solutions in the United States and Canada is forecasted to grow 6.5 percent annually, far outpacing the growth of the broader municipal water and wastewater sector over the next decade, says a new report from water market research firm Bluefield Research.Read More

Selecting a CMMS: Stepping Up Your Public Asset Management Game

Selecting a CMMS: Stepping Up Your Public Asset Management Game

October 30, 2019 at 8:25 am 1 comment

By Greg Baird In Japan, there is a saying that there are many paths to the top of Mount Fugi. In the United States, we have the saying that all paths to water utility cost savings lead to infrastructure asset management. A water utility strivesRead More

Justifying SCADA Projects

Justifying SCADA Projects

August 16, 2019 at 8:18 am 0 comments

A Balanced Scorecard Approach Incorporating Intangible Benefits Helps Articulate the Benefits of SCADA and Other Automation Projects By Dave Kubel SCADA projects frequently support strategic initiatives not focused on purely economic benefits. However, many utilities often look first to an economic return on investment (ROI) analysisRead More