WIT Press


Changing The Water Paradigm: How Real-time Data Puts Sustainability Into Water Utilities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WRM150141

Volume

196

Pages

7

Page Range

163 - 169

Published

2015

Size

1,066 kb

Author(s)

G. S. Symmonds

Abstract

Increasing hydrologic volatility means increasing risk, dramatic water supply interruption events, increased financial pressures, and potentially an imminent failure of our supply-based infrastructure. Emerging from these issues is a need to get more from our existing systems. As with transformative change in other industries, this goal will be achieved through maximizing the use of data across the entire utility ecosystem. This convergence of data will not only allow for our utilities to operate more effectively, but will be a key driver in maintaining our infrastructure, meeting our current and future demands, and assuring the revenue stability of our utilities.

Keywords

Smart Grid for Water, sustainability, utility operations, drought, demand-side management