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Cecilia Correia

WATCH: The Cost-Saving Benefits of Digital Twin: Bentley’s Cecilia Correia joins WF&M Conversations

On this edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations, we’re joined by Cecilia Correia, Senior Water Solutions Manager with Bentley Systems, based in Lisbon, Portugal. Cecilia explains some of the differences and similarities in U.S. water utility market versus in Europe, and how utilities are evaluating and adopting digital technology to combat water loss and other familiar challenges.


Paul MurrayWATCH: Mueller’s Paul Murray joins WF&M Conversations to talk leak monitoring

Even the smallest leak in a distribution system can cause the loss of thousands of gallons of water each month. To find and address leaks quickly and efficiently, utilities are now turning to innovative leak detection technology to enhance monitoring and early detection efforts.


Gregg Herrin

WATCH: WF&M Conversations: Bentley Systems’ Gregg Herrin on what is driving utilities’ digital needs

In this edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations, sponsored by Bentley Systems, WF&M Journal’s Andrew Farr interviews Gregg Herrin, vice president of water infrastructure at Bentley Systems. Herrin shares his insights about what is driving digital technology adoption in the U.S. water utility sector, how utilities should evaluate new software, and his short-term outlook for investment in these systems.


WATCH: WF&M Conversations: Capital Planning Pain Points with Waterworth Founder JP Joly

In our first edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations for 2022, we welcome back JP Joly, founder of Waterworth, a cloud-based platform that enables water and wastewater utilities to optimize their water rates and save for infrastructure upgrades. Joly has more than 15 years of experience working with water suppliers and local governments on asset management, long-term financial planning and utility rate setting.


WATCH: How Technology and A.I. are Fueling the Role of Water Utilities in Creating Smart Cities

In this new edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations, Kenji Takeuchi, senior vice president of technology solutions, joins WF&M to discuss aging infrastructure, the advancement of machine learning technology and the role of water systems in creating smart cities.


WATCH: Xylem’s Colin Sabol says digital transformation in the water sector is only accelerating

Colin Sabol, president of Xylem‘s Measurement and Control Solutions business, says the digital technology transformation in the water utility industry is accelerating and that investment in the sector could continue to increase in the short term. Sabol joined Water Finance & Management in an exclusive interview recently to discuss the outlook for water utilities as digital solutions like advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and remote monitoring continue to be embraced by water systems.


 

WF&M Conversations: Talking rate setting, rate maintenance and communication with Waterworth’s JP Joly

While water and wastewater utilities are frequently tasked with a meeting multitude of operational standards, they also regularly tackle financial challenges that can have enormous economic ramifications to the public. With this in mind, how often should utilities look to raise rates? Can annual rate maintenance be done in a more efficient manner? And what about the importance of communication among stakeholders when it comes to setting affordable rates and taking a long-term approach to budgeting and financial planning?

 


WF&M Conversations: 2TurnItOn’s Craig Boklage on water utility connection services

In a new edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations, Managing Editor Andrew Farr is joined by Craig Boklage, Vice President of Operations, Strategy & Business Development at 2TurnItOn, a McKinney, Texas-based utility connection service. We cover the customer service challenges that cities and municipal utility districts can face and how 2TurnItOn is working to improve order management for enrolling new customers and completing new connections.


PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Xylem’s BLU-X Optimizes Collection, Treatment at Dramatically Lower Cost

BLU-X, Xylem’s innovative Intelligent Urban Watershed platform, helps utilities improve sewer system and treatment plant performance and capacity utilization, meeting environmental goals while saving substantially on operating, energy and maintenance costs.

 


WATCH: George Hawkins, Andy Kricun and Greg Baird join WF&M to talk pandemic, water outlook

Water Finance & Management recently talked with George Hawkins, founder of Moonshot Missions, Andy Kricun, managing director at Moonshot Missions and Greg Baird, frequent contributor to WF&M and president of the Water Finance Research Foundation. The discussion largely focused on the financial and operational outlook for the water/wastewater sector amid the coronavirus pandemic.


WATCH: WF&M contributor Greg Baird chats with editor Andrew Farr about COVID-19 and water

Greg Baird is president of the Water Finance Research Foundation and a frequent contributor to WF&M. As a management consultant, he specializes in long-term utility planning, water infrastructure asset management and capital funding strategies for municipal utilities in the United States. He has served as a municipal finance officer in California and as the CFO of Colorado’s third-largest utility.