Webinars

Archived Webinars

A Smart Utility Network to Address a Lifetime of Challenges

sensus

Utilities continue to battle workforce shortages, aging infrastructure, water quality, and increasing climate severity. The one thing you want control of is a stable network transmitting vital data about the water in your utility. Learn about a dedicated, two-way communication network that transmits data through a purpose-built solution that provides a lifetime of data and visibility. You’ll discover how customers utilize the network to operate efficiently and create a resilient network.

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Staying Above Water: How to Bring Innovation into Water Management

Tune in to an interactive webinar with former Mayor of Kansas City, Mark Funkhouser, as we discuss how localities can make the best use of infrastructure funding to build smart, safe, and sustainable water systems.

Public water utilities around the country are struggling. Old and leaky pipes and overwhelmed stormwater systems present serious health and environmental hazards to communities. They’re also a drain on strained resources in a time when shrinking local government revenues and staffing constraints have been further exacerbated by the pandemic. While rate increases are needed to catch up with deferred maintenance, they often are not politically viable and put a disproportionate burden on low income residents. What’s more, they fail to resolve the core issues of long-term sustainability, both from a fiscal as well as climate perspective.

But some agencies have found innovative ways to update aging water systems and make them operationally sound through new partnerships, procurement strategies and technologies. This webinar will feature local finance and water utility leaders along with procurement experts for an engaging conversation on how to bring innovation to water management.

Join us to gain insights on:

  • Creative solutions cities have implemented to fix aging water systems and save taxpayer dollars in the long run.
  • Flexible procurement strategies to change the way water infrastructure is built, operated and maintained.
  • Ways to turn federal infrastructure funding into transformative investments for smart and safe water management and sustainable operation of utilities.

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Taking Financial Risk Out of the Metering Equation: How the City of Gonzales Simplified Its Upgrade

UMS

The opportunity to streamline the benefits of advanced metering without the complexities of designing your own metering project is a new approach. This session will cover how Metering-as-a-Service (MaaS) is enabling utilities to subscribe to a metering program that delivers all the equipment, meters, software and services to upgrade antiquated infrastructures while simultaneously removing risk by eliminating the need for upfront capital investment. The City of Gonzales will share how they’ve leveraged MaaS to fast track their advanced metering, and utilities will learn how to remove the complexities of advanced metering while offsetting their budget.

This webinar will address how MaaS compares to traditional approaches, identify the different types of projects that are a good fit for the service model (street lighting, building upgrades and more), and how a service model can ensure systems work together to provide embedded support.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How to leverage bonds, government funding and more to mitigate financial risk in relation to advanced metering projects.
  2. How Metering-as-a-Service provides another avenue of funding and reduces the risk of projects that are traditionally high-risk.
  3. How to determine the most financially advantageous path based on different types of projects.

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Boost Your Water Asset Management Using Predictive Analytics

Arcadis Gen

In this webinar, Daniel Scott, Chief Data Scientist at Arcadis Gen, will discuss how to use predictive analytics to understand and mitigate your risk and maximize your outcomes in your capital improvement planning. He’ll go into detail about removing complexity and making data-driven decisions without needing an in-house data scientist or expensive consultancy, as well as using machine learning for more accurate predictions.

Please join us on November 2nd to hear first-hand how Arcadis Gen can help water organizations like yours to improve decision-making, balance customer expectations, and optimize investments.

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The Insider’s Guide to AMI

Badger Meter

Today’s water utilities are under tremendous pressure to balance competing priorities: mitigating risk, capturing lost revenue, reducing cost, optimizing assets and enhancing sustainability, to name a few. When every drop counts more than ever before, it’s clear to see why the municipal water industry has undergone a pivotal transformation to implement advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

In this webinar, Travis Smith of Badger Meter will explain how (AMI) can offer utilities the intelligent measurement, reliable communications and actionable data they need to accomplish their strategic goals and improve customer satisfaction.

You’ll also hear from Trino Pedraza, Director of Public Works & Utilities for the City of Galveston, Texas. He’ll provide a real-world perspective based on his utility’s experience with smart water, from the drivers and selection criteria to the vetting process and benefits realized thus far.

Join us to learn how transitioning to smart water solutions can improve operational efficiency and effectiveness for your utility—no matter the size.

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OVERCOMING DAILY INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGES WITH ASSETADVANCED

Now more than ever, the deployment of effective asset management is a cornerstone issue for local communities against the background of aging infrastructure and increased pressure on water resources. To address this challenge, SUEZ is pleased to launch our all-new offering–AssetAdvanced™. AssetAdvanced is the product of SUEZ’s longstanding expertise in water and wastewater networks and plant management. By deploying this decision-support platform, water and wastewater operators and managers can expand their knowledge of current assets, reduce risks and emergency expenditures from infrastructure failures, and make informed decisions on future investments. The webinar will detail real world investment efficiencies and insights provided by AssetAdvanced.

The Asset Advanced™ process

  • Connect available asset data into an integrated analysis, simulation, and visualization platform.
  • Predict the evolution of asset degradation using to multiple models and techniques.
  • Determine consequence of failure considering financial, social, and environmental consequences.
  • Evaluate the hydraulic impacts within the system.
  • Implement a multi-purpose and multi-criteria scenarios modeling based on the current and future state of assets and their impacts.
  • Deploy inspection and replacement plans to meet the utility’s priorities.

AssetAdvanced aims to help assets last longer while reducing environmental impact and ensuring continuity and service quality for users for the lowest cost.

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Increase the Return on Your CCTV Inspection Investment

autodesk

Time = money. Are you losing valuable investment because you don’t have a comprehensive asset management and risk assessment strategy?

With the latest technology, you can increase your ROI and improve your asset management all in one solution.

Join us to learn how to deliver inspections as efficiently as possible for inspection review and condition assessment, as well as:

  • Organizing financial planning for capital investment
  • Balancing whole lifecycle cost and consequence of failure
  • Improving management of inspection records
  • Improving and delivering a well-thought-out capital maintenance plan

Extend the value of CCTV inspections beyond assessing the condition of your assets and earn better ROI.

Presented by:
Mike Maylone, Principal Product Manager | Autodesk
Tony Andrews, Global Product Manager of Asset Management | Autodesk

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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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