Webinars

2021 Webinars

Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership of a True Smart Utility Network

Tue, Jun 29, 2021 2:00 PM EDT

Without a smart utility network, building a water distribution system that can adapt to ever-changing demands, such as climate shifts, population growth, regulatory changes and unforeseen situations like pandemics can seem overwhelming and expensive.

Utilities can start with advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), but a scalable adaptable system should go beyond just metering. Connection to edge devices, sensors, meters and more can offer additional data, giving you visibility and control across the entire water network, while also improving revenue capture and reducing water loss.

This session will share insights on how to look at the total cost of ownership of a smart water distribution system, showing short-term versus long-term operational and financial impacts to help make the right decisions for your utility.

Presenter: Joseph Rogers, Sr. Manager, Global Water Solutions and Services

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Top utility challenges that can be addressed with your AMI data

Many water utilities are failing to make the most of their smart meters. If you’re only using your meter data to measure water consumption, you’re missing out on countless opportunities to use the information to build a smart utility network.

By gathering advanced meter data and taking a deeper look at the information, key improvements can be revealed to optimize your entire water system. This presentation will take a look at some of the top challenges utilities face and show how utilizing a smart utility network can leverage the insights for a more proactive approach to utility management and better customer service.

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Bentley Systems Tech Preview – Risk-Based Pipe Renewal & Capital Planning with OpenFlows WaterCAP

Eliminate guesswork and replace “run-to-failure” maintenance with proactive “fix- before-break” maintenance using time-to-failure, user-informed predictive algorithms that alert you when an asset will need to be repaired or retired, and which projects will prevent the most negative impacts to your system. With Bentley’s new OpenFlows WaterCAP solution, you can quantify risks and deterioration patterns and instantly evaluate the effect of different strategies to find the optimum approach.

Join Bentley senior product manager Ari Opdahl as he shares innovative ways to ensure that your water infrastructure assets are safe, reliable, and efficient over their operating lives:

  • Automatically identify and quantify why and when maintenance or inspections are needed
  • Prioritize assets at highest risk, considering both probability and impact of failure
  • Determine the best risk-cost-performance-effective option(s) for eluding or correcting the problem
  • Allocate capital expenditures to yield the greatest return on investment, for multiple stakeholders
  • Present the optimal strategy to these stakeholders in a clear and justifiable business case

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Maximizing the Capabilities of a Two-Way Smart Utility Network During Deployment

WaterOne is an independent public utility serving a population of about 440,000 in the Johnson County, Kansas area. Their paramount goal is delivering fresh, clean water to 151,000 service connections. With the target of enhancing customer service and gaining operational efficiency, WaterOne began an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployment in 2019. This presentation will explore how WaterOne has partnered with Sensus, a Xylem brand, and Utiliuse to implement a cohesive, end-to-end installation process that leverages the full functionality of a two-way Smart Utility Network.

Speakers: 

Brian Schade, Meter Services Manager, WaterOne
Mike Wood, Chief of Technology, Utiliuse
Joseph Dryer, Solution Application Manager, Sensus, a Xylem Brand

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Water Asset Management Conference Online Spring Series

This 2020 Water Asset Management Conference will be hosted entirely in an online format, allowing attendees the flexibility to log in to view single presentations or multiple, all without leaving the office. The best part? Registration is FREE for all attendees! This online series is geared toward executive-level decision makers of water, wastewater and stormwater utilities – CEOs, CFOs, directors, general managers, superintendents and asset management professionals – as well as engineers and consultants.

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Bentley Systems Tech Preview – Real-time Water Distribution Insights with OpenFlows WaterSight

Bentley’s new water infrastructure digital twin solution, OpenFlows WaterSight, connects SCADA, GIS, hydraulic modeling, and customer information into a single interoperable dashboard. Register for this webinar to see how a scalable cloud-based environment can provide your entire utility access into the detection of critical system and individual asset performance information, enhancing operations and maintenance planning decisions.

Bentley product success consultant Joel Johnson will share new ways to mirror and simulate current water-system conditions and performance, so you can:

  • Confidently share detailed graphics of current network performance, as well as the expected consequences and improvement for actions related to operational and maintenance activity
  • Monitor flow, pressure, and water quality conditions at every point in the system
  • Improve energy efficiency leveraging real-time analyses of each pump and tank, with alerts for when performance is outside of service thresholds

Learn more about OpenFlows WaterSight, visit: www.bentley.com/WaterSight

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Power vs. Policy; What is Involved in Remote Shutoff for Water?

sensusIntegrated remote shutoff water meters capable of on, off, or reduced flow allow utilities to adapt to policy and provide the power to better manager service connections during emergencies. This presentation will discuss options around the technology and what to look for before deciding if this technology is right for you. Look beyond the hardware benefits and explore more about potential internal policy changes and external programs needed to go along with this exciting new technology available to Water Utilities today.

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Water Asset Management Conference Online Archived Sessions

water asset management conferenceThis 2020 Water Asset Management Conference will be hosted entirely in an online format, allowing attendees the flexibility to log in to view single presentations or multiple, all without leaving the office. The best part? Registration is FREE for all attendees! This online series is geared toward executive-level decision makers of water, wastewater and stormwater utilities – CEOs, CFOs, directors, general managers, superintendents and asset management professionals – as well as engineers and consultants.

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