As extreme weather events increase around the globe, cities are looking to create more resilient infrastructure to withstand and protect against floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other high-risk events. In addition to climate change, many municipalities already face I&I challenges, and aging infrastructure puts strain on local wastewater teams. When operators can’t keep up with routine maintenance and inspection, collection systems are at a higher risk of failure, and they stand little chance against significant weather events.
But artificial intelligence (AI) is revealing itself to be invaluable for wastewater applications involving not only data collection and inspection but also data management, infrastructure design and real-time management. With a variety of resiliency applications in the wastewater industry, AI can help solve some of the most significant bandwidth and workflow issues utilities face today.