Decision support systems at water utilities are evolving with new technology and machine learning. An interview with Luis Montestruque, Vice President, Digital Solutions at Xylem, reveals how digital twins and decision intelligence are helping utilities better understand their infrastructure so they can make smarter decisions.
As weather becomes more unpredictable, large storms can wreak havoc on water infrastructure systems, causing overflows and flooding. Despite controls and wet weather facilities, storms still hit cities and water utilities in ways that older hydraulic models cannot predict. Today, however, there are better ways to use data to guide how systems react to storms.