Digitalization has the potential to transform the water industry, enabling utilities to operate more efficiently, reduce non-revenue water, improve safety and much more. However, integrating new solutions can be daunting for water utilities and operators, especially when faced with so many different technologies. In order to address these questions and understand how digital solutions can be best implemented by water utilities for the benefit of their business and clients, Envirosuite will be organizing a webinar on Tuesday, September 6th, with key water experts to understand the perspective of both technology vendors and water utilities in driving innovation in the sector. We spoke to Chaim Kolominskas, Manager – EVS Water at Envirosuite, to learn a bit more about EVS Water and the upcoming webinar.
Question: Could you tell us about EVS Water?
Answer: EVS Water is Envirosuite’s product group for the water industry. At the moment, it includes three products, SeweX for pro-active management of corrosion, odour and safety in sewer networks, Plant Optimiser for real-time and predictive management of water treatment plants and Plant Designer for more efficient design.
Q: What are some of the powerful features of EVS Water?
A: EVS Water products use clever design and the benefits of machine learning and deterministic modelling to identify risks and deliver improvements in operational, safety and environmental performance of water assets. This hybrid approach enables higher accuracy in data output, allowing operators to make decisions quickly and confidently. Our Plant Optimiser also embeds forecasting into day-to-day operations, helping operators be proactive in planning and addressing emerging risks. One of the utilities we work with, by following Plant Optimiser’s daily forecast and recommendations, has seen a 27% reduction in dosing chemical at their water treatment plant.
Q: How can technology help advance infrastructure responsibly?
A: Technology is the key to help organisations balance the challenge of limited resources and higher expectations for responsible management of assets. Water asset management software can quickly translate and distribute vast amounts of information in a way that decisions can be made quickly and effectively. This supports planning and helps asset managers better manage risk and measure results.
Q: Could you mention some case studies where EVS Water solution improving the efficiency, resilience, and sustainability of water system operations?
A: This upcoming webinar is a great opportunity to reflect on our recent work at a couple of drinking water treatment and desalination plants in Asia to drive operational improvements using a combination of machine learning and deterministic modelling. We’ve also done some interesting work recently in Western Australia aimed to improve the understanding of corrosion, odour and safety risk in some sewer networks there.
Q: Finally, next Tuesday 6 September Envirosuite is organizing a webinar on how water companies apply digital innovation to drive growth strategy. Why is this webinar interesting for the water sector?
A: This webinar is an opportunity for people to understand the perspective of both technology vendors and water utilities in driving innovation in the sector. It reflects on our experience in bringing and delivering several new products into the market and should be interesting for anyone in the water industry who wants to make the most of the opportunities that digitalisation can offer.
Join us on the 6th of September by registering here.