Smart Water Networks

Smart Water Networks consolidate information from data-driven components of a water supply system, helping to operate the data-less physical layer of pipes, pumps, reservoirs, and valves more efficiently.

Water utilities around Australia, New Zealand, and Asia are gradually deploying more data-enabled components that, by default, lead to the establishment of intelligent water networks (in either potable or wastewater systems). The addition of data-enable aspects is a fundamental shift for water utilities, which often requires a significant change in how they operate their business.

At Aqua Analytics, we utilise our intimate knowledge of smart water networks to provide data-driven solutions to help water utilities achieve organisational objectives, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver better customer service.

Aqua Analytics helps water utilities extract the most value from these IoT devices by turning the discrete elements into a cohesive ‘overlay network’ that can assist with better decision making, more robust asset management, and improved customer service. Our expertise extends from field installation and management to data integration and smart water platform roll-out.


The Aqua Analytics Approach

At Aqua Analytics, we think of smart water networks differently.
There is no testing, pilots or trials, and never-ending research projects that waste millions of dollars to discover what everyone already knew. We provide tangible outcomes that positively impact each organisation we work with.

Digital and intelligent water network technologies have the power to transform water utilities in unimaginable ways. This transformation is even more true given the emergence and acceptance of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Edge Computing, 5G and Machine Learning in water supply networks.

Ready to learn more about smart water networks?

Get in touch with the Aqua Analytics team today to determine how our technicians can support your water utility project.

20+

Years Experience

In helping water utilities throughout Australia and New Zealand better manage their water networks with technology.

150K

Kilometres of Leak Detection

Our team has completed over 150,000 km of active water main leak detection throughout Australia and New Zealand.

The Advantage of a Smart Water Network

By collecting and using data across water and wastewater network systems, our innovative network solutions promise improved operations through more in-depth knowledge and tighter control of the network’s extensive and complex assets. Data-driven technologies for water networks cover all aspects of the water cycle, from water sources and production, transmission and distribution pipeline networks and consumer endpoints (smart meters).

Smart water network solutions improve the physical water network’s efficiency, longevity, and reliability by better measuring, collecting, analysing, and providing actionable insight upon a wide range of network events. They can even assist with sewer blockages (due to wet wipes) and help prevent sewer overflows during wet weather events.

The availability of low-cost and easy-to-use field sensors, as well as increasing external pressures on the water industry (including climate change), means that water networks will continue to embrace digital solutions to improve their overall operations for decades to come. If you’re looking for more information on the implementation of smart water technology, get in touch with the team at Aqua Analytics today.

Who May Require These Services?

Inventors, technology companies, start-ups, consultants, and water utilities often seek us out for advice on smart water technology and the direction of their smart water strategies or business models. Some examples of smart water consulting and water loss management consulting projects we have undertaken are:

  • Undertaken market sounding for companies with intellectual property (IP) who are seeking a trade sale
  • Undertaken market research for international water technology firms looking at expansion into Australia and New Zealand markets (including identification of suitable local partners or resellers)
  • Developed innovative business models for technology companies looking for recurring revenue streams
  • Provided advice to water technology start-ups on their product development plans
  • Provided advice to water utilities during the development of technical specifications and procurement to ensure achievement of project goals at a lower cost
  • Crafted commercialisation strategies for inventors who have existing intellectual property
  • Partnered with consultants on large scale smart water projects as a subject matter expert (SME)

At Aqua Analytics, we provide independent, smart water consulting advice to help water utilities navigate the water technology space. We have an intimate knowledge of which solutions will work to achieve your organisational objectives and solve your most significant water and wastewater network challenges. This includes avoiding main water bursts, reducing wastewater pipe blockages, and reducing levels of non-revenue water.

At all times, we are guided by how the implementation of smart technologies will contribute to improved operational performance within your business. We keep the goals of the customer front and centre as we develop an intelligent water strategy.

 

There is no one-size-fits-all fee for a smart water technology project. As every job we work on is unique, we quote on a project-by-project basis. Whether you are looking for a long-term engagement or short-term assistance, we provide clear and transparent pricing structures that best accommodate your budget without compromising on the quality of our solutions.

Contact our team today if you would like to discuss your water loss management, pipeline assessment, or smart network management project.

We are the trusted source for expert knowledge into intelligent water networks in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We’re often called upon to provide our perspectives on new technologies, how they align with our client’s digital solutions and overall smart water roadmaps. Specifically, we are educated about all types of smart IoT devices used for innovative water and intelligent wastewater network management and how to incorporate these IoT devices into overarching smart water platforms, such as GoAigua, to enable improved operations and customer service.

 

Smart water networks are layered (as any data ecosystem is), starting with field sensors to collect real-time data, remote control, and enterprise data sources, through communication protocols, data management and display, and up to date data fusion and advanced analytics. The latter covers many categories, including decision support, remote automation, and predictive analytics solutions that can rapidly advance the repair and maintenance of water utilities.

So, what are the main benefits of implementing such technology?

Perhaps you’re looking to make your labour force more efficient or want to provide a superior customer experience for end water users? Maybe you are looking to reduce leakage in your network, identify hydrogen sulphide build-up in your wastewater system or understand what critical trunk mains are placed under regular stress from pressure transients?

Aqua Analytics takes these objectives and develops tailored solutions for each project, ensuring a strategy to achieve each goal. A key element of each project is providing a trusted interface between your digital and physical assets, ensuring project ownership from start to finish.

This includes:

  • Identification of customer-side leaks causing high water bills
  • Real-time customer notifications of burst water mains (along with regular SMS and social media updates on the repair status)
  • Behavioural insights into water usage
  • Fixing a damaged asset before the customer tells you
  • Real-time acoustic leak detection from loggers
  • Water quality information dashboards
  • Identifying and mitigating sources of pressure transients (water hammer) on critical trunk water mains

 

Aqua Analytics foster strong relationships with smart water technology providers, enabling us to seamlessly implement intelligent water projects for utility customers.

Aqua Analytics can partner with you to manage any aspect of a smart water network project. This includes program development, customisation, smart water equipment procurement, data management, installation and ongoing IoT device maintenance and management, or establishing a more comprehensive smart water portal to consolidate disparate datasets (SCADA, GIS, CMMS, etc. AMI/AIR). We can also provide smart data-driven water networks as a service, whereby smaller and medium-sized utilities do not need to outlay capital to deploy smart devices into their network.

Aqua Analytics can manage all aspects of smart water and wastewater networks in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Contact us today to discuss your requirements confidentially.

 

How Can Smart Technology Help Water Networks?

Smart water networks improve the operational efficiency, longevity, and reliability of the physical water network. For example, better measurement, collection, and analysis of data allow for more rapid action across a range of network events leading to lower costs and improved levels of customer service. Similarly, real-time network monitoring can provide enhanced situational awareness on leakage, leading to more targeted leakage reduction efforts using fewer resources or understanding high-risk assets due to pressure transients in sewer rising mains.

With offices across Australia and in New Zealand and Singapore, we provide domestic and international services for your water network management needs. If you are unsure whether we can reach you, get in contact with our friendly team, and we’ll let you know whether we can help.

HSQE stands for workplace health, safety, quality, and environment and is integral to everything we do at Aqua Analytics. We take our commitment to HSQE standards seriously and hold certifications for the following standards:

  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 45001:2018

The health and safety of all our staff are paramount, and we make continuous efforts to improve safety performance every year. We do this by:

  • Defining clear roles and responsibilities for HSQE across the whole company.
  • Establishing objectives and targets with the intent of reducing and eliminating work-related injuries and incidents
  • Assessing HSQE risks and taking appropriate measures to reduce potential risks
  • Complying with statutory HSQE requirements, codes, standards, and guidelines

Some of our HSQE strategies include:

  • Ensuring HSE management principles are included in all organisational planning activities.
  • Consulting with employees and other parties to improve decision-making on HSQE matters
  • Providing enough resources to ensure occupational health, safety, quality, and environment is central to the organisation.
  • Providing ongoing education and training to our employees ensuring that all employees can carry out their duties in a safe manner
  • Distributing HSQE information, including this policy, to all employees and interested parties
  • Performing routine HSQE audits to assess compliance with HSQE laws and company policies.

Get in touch with Aqua Analytics

With offices across the region, we are well placed to promptly assist you. We try to respond to enquiries during the same business day.

Need help with your water network?

Aqua Analytics supports utilities with operational success in the areas of water loss management, active leakage control and all aspects of technology-driven smart water projects.

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Trusted by leading water utilities.

For over two decades, our team has been trusted by the regions leading water utilities to deliver results.

Aqua Analytics were easy to communicate with, very responsive and delivered the project with an outstanding level of professionalism. Great company, would use again!

The Aqua Analytics’ team was able to quickly mobilise and assist us with our water loss problem. They found a major leak which immediately reduced our baseline.

Aqua Analytics has seamlessly delivered our project since we have a single contact for pressure transient device procurement, installation and ongoing device maintenance.

Latest Updates

Read our latest news and blog posts on all things relating to smart water technologies, water loss management and water network solutions.

Pressure Transients in Water Networks

  • January 14, 2022
Pressure Transients Explained Pressure transients or ‘water hammers’ are transient events that occur in water pipeline networks as a result of valve opening/closing and pump starting/stopping. Pressure transients can have a severe impact on network performance and efficiency with pipe...

Multi-Year Project with Yarra Valley Water Commences

  • February 4, 2022
Originally published on 29 October 2021 Several months ago, Yarra Valley Water, one of the largest water corporations in Australia, appointed Aqua Analytics as its consultant to deliver active leak detection services for the corporation’s water distribution area. Both organisations...

Drought and Water Loss Reduction Activities

  • February 4, 2022
The Current Situation Many parts of Australia, and specifically New South Wales, are currently experiencing severe drought conditions. Next week, on 10 December, the Greater Sydney region will move to Level 2 Water Restrictions with dam levels falling to just...

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