At Aqua Analytics, we utilise our intimate knowledge of smart water networks to provide data-driven solutions to help water utilities achieve organisational objectives and improve operational efficiencies.
A smart water network collects data-driven components helping to operate the data-less physical layer of pipes, pumps, reservoirs and valves. Water utilities around Australia, New Zealand, and Asia are gradually deploying more data-enabled components that, by default, lead to the establishment of smart water networks (in either potable or wastewater systems).
Aqua Analytics helps water utilities extract the most value from these devices by turning the discrete elements into a cohesive ‘overlay network’ that can assist with better decision making, stronger asset management, and improved customer service. For the improved implementation of smart water networks, rely on the experts at Aqua Analytics.
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)
How Can Aqua Analytics Help With Smart Water Technology Projects?
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.
How Much Do Aqua Analytics Services’ Cost?
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.
How Can Aqua Analytics Help With Smart Water Networks in Australia and New Zealand?
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.
How Can Technology-Driven Water Networks Improve Water System Efficiency?
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.
What Are the Benefits of a Smart Water Network?
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.
- 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
What Role Does Aqua Analytics Play in Smart Water Network Projects?
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.
What Areas Do Aqua Analytics Service?
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.
What Is the Aqua Analytics Stance on Safety?
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.