Articles by Oliver Grievson
Delivering Digital Water — Are We There Yet?
The water industry's greatest technology trend is also one with scattershot levels of adoption, but that can change with proper understanding of the purpose for and pathway toward Digital Water.
Instrumentation And Digital Transformation
Whether you call it Digital Transformation, Water 4.0, or Smart Water, the water industry as a whole is changing drastically in the way that it operates. If you ask a dozen people what these buzzwords mean, you will naturally get a dozen answers. It is because the Digital Transformation of the water industry is different for different people and for different operational and management aspects of what is done to produce water, distribute it to customers, collect it, treat it, and put it back to the environment.
The Drive Towards Digital Transformation
It seems that everywhere that you go in the water industry at the current time, somebody is talking about digital transformation…or if we go back five minutes, it was Water 4.0…and 10 minutes ago (it seems), it was “smart water.” These are all very well used buzzwords that the industry is destined to think about for a short-term and then promptly forget about. In reality, though, we as an industry have been hit by a number of different concepts for a number of different technological aspects for a good number of years now. For almost as long we have had a term for all of this — “widgets.”
How Do We Get To 'Meaningful' Measurement?
The question of how to get the most out of the data that we collect as an industry was central to the Sensing in Water Conference recently hosted by the Sensors for Water Interest Group (SWIG). The two-day conference highlighted several themes on how to get the best of the data that the Water Industry collects and how to make our measurements “meaningful.” Chief among those themes was greater collaboration among the different stakeholders, including water companies, universities, and the supply chain.
Smart Wastewater Networks, From Micro To Macro
The journey to “smart” has proven more challenging for wastewater networks than for potable water, but real-world impact is imminent. Learn what potential awaits the industry at monitoring’s latest frontier.
Is Water 4.0 The Future?
Water 4.0 is a concept that has recently been raised as the “future” of the water industry …possibly. Apart from being a paraphrase of Industry 4.0, the questions have to be asked: What is it, and what does it have to do with the way the water industry operates in its current state?
The Instrumentation Life-Cycle And Instrumentation Systems Within The UK Water Industry: From Concept To Replacement
The water industry in the UK faces a turning point in the use of instrumentation with the advent of TOTEX (capital expenditures [CAPEX] + operating expenditures [OPEX]) within the current Asset Management Period, the sixth since it privatized in 1989.
Measuring Organic Load: Is BOD Still A Relevant Measure In The Modern Water Industry?
Biochemical oxygen demand, or BOD, is probably one of the most- and least-known parameters in the wastewater industry.
Do I Really Need A New Flow Meter?
If you’re behind on flow meter technology, it’s understandable — wastewater monitoring and measurement devices have come a long way. Here’s your chance to catch up.
The Rights And Wrongs Of Measuring Flow In Wastewater
Innovation is upon us in flow meter design, allowing for more technology options and better precision. Don’t let faulty installations or O&M set you back.