Using Digital Twins To Refine Water Operations


With all the permutations of flow and instrument readings in water and wastewater treatment operations, having the foresight to optimize responses to changing conditions is a challenge. In this Water Talk session, Ari Opdahl, senior product manager with Bentley Systems, offers a better way to manage tools, people, and resources to achieve desired outcomes. Digital-twin technology helps utilities mirror and simulate water-system conditions and performance accurately to model and test better quality-of-life outcomes. Those include closing the infrastructure gap, refining insights from a tsunami of data, and balancing operating concerns ranging from water scarcity and aging infrastructure to rising operating costs and an aging workforce.