Gaining Better Insights Into Water/Wastewater Operations


The advantage in the growth of digital technology and Internet of Things (IoT) accessibility for water/wastewater applications is the depth and breadth of information available at a utility’s fingertips. The challenge is utilizing all that data in a convenient, comprehensive way. Mahesh Lunani, CEO of Aquasight, shares insights on digital solutions to that challenge, even in the face of a changing workforce. He describes a better way to integrate data from various siloed systems — SCADA, laboratories, smart meters, hydraulic models, GIS systems, etc. — and troubleshoot problems ranging from combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to water-loss and water-quality issues. Best of all, he relates it in the context of WEFTEC’s changing focus from wastewater treatment to water resource recovery.