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The impact of Non-Revenue Water and its solution through technology

  • The impact of Non-Revenue Water and its solution through technology

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Experts in digital transformation for the water industry. We provide services and GoAigua’s technological solution for the water cycle management.

One of the main challenges in the water industry is the existence of Non-Revenue Water (NRW), i.e., that which is produced but never reaches the consumer because it is lost along the distribution network.

The organisations that are carrying out their digital transformation are approaching technology as a way of responding to the ecological, economic and organisational problems related to this challenge. In this process they are accompanied by GoAigua as a pioneer company in water digitalization.

As a starting point, it should be noted that there is growing concern about rising water scarcity levels around the world. This ecological problem will have a special impact on those areas with less capacity to adapt. However, more and more water service organisations are feeling the need to take a technological leap to cope with, and even anticipate, this trend.

In the economic sphere, a key characteristic of the sector is the need to treat extracted water before injecting it into the distribution network, thus assuming the necessary expenditure for its sanitation and purification. The result is that inefficient and leaking distribution networks generate important costs, apart from already assumed water sanitation expenses.

In addition, the very existence of NRW clashes with a mentality of continuous improvement. This type of culture is becoming more and more widespread in organisations, with the commitment to operational excellence guiding their actions.

New technologies such as Big Data Platforms or Machine Learning algorithms are the perfect ally to tackle this challenge. For GoAigua, leaks and the persistence of high levels of NRW are some of the most important causes of inefficiency in the asset network.

Improving the water efficiency of distribution networks is the cornerstone of GoAigua's asset digitization services and technology solutions. Some of its related case studies are the reduction of leakage by 60% at Hamad Airport and water savings of more than 4 million m3 per year in Valencia (Spain). 

GoAigua: Experts in digital transformation

GoAigua is a pioneer company in the digitalization of the water industry. It accompanies sector organizations in their digital transformation process.

The firm leads them from a data centric approach to a smart one for decision making, with a focus on people management. Its solutions are based on IoT & Big Data technologies and respond to the needs of the industry’s cornerstones: the commercial cycle, assets and work orders.

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