Since the invention of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), we have seen software rapidly taking over a wide variety of day-to-day tasks that were previously performed manually. At the same time, engineering and construction firms and end users expect an ever-increasing number of preliminary design iterations for complex projects. And they expect them right away, not in weeks or months as it took in the past. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making it exponentially easier to find errors and produce higher quality outputs in less time. We believe the water industry must adapt to these evolving trends or it will be left behind.