The water industry, as a whole, is facing the challenge of “doing more with less”.
Some of the common challenges in water network management include maintaining existing (usually ageing) infrastructure, expanding asset lifecycles, securing water supply in terms of quantity and quality, dealing with severe weather events (droughts and flooding), meeting stringent regulatory compliance needs, energy and carbon efficiency, and increasing workforce productivity and effectiveness. In addition, the need to continually raise the bar of customer service quality is driving smarter behaviour forecasting that enables operators to better understand the impact of planned (proactive) and unplanned (reactive) events through real-time network, and be warned of critical situations in the network so that immediate actions to prevent or mitigate service disruptions can be taken with enough lead time.
Examples of such challenges include the detection of leaks that contribute to non-revenue water, ageing infrastructure assets in the distribution network, and water contamination resulting from various points of failure in the network. There is also an increasing need for a holistic view of the entire process (from treatment to distribution to quantity to quality) is driving demand for centralised and/or remote operations centres.
AVEVA’s water network management and optimisation solutions provide hydraulic modelling tools that simulate the flow and pressure in your water distribution network, as well as water quality analysis to determine chemical composition in every part of the water network. Unlike other tools, our water network management and optimisation solutions use real-time data to analyse and track current network state, enabling operators to make better, smarter and more timely decisions to optimise production and distribution, enhancing overall economic performance.
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