SCADA and Automation Videos and Podcasts

  1. Easing The Burden On Water Plant Operators
    7/12/2019

    The goal of water plant operators is almost universal: to ensure they're providing quality water to customers while detecting leaks, running at optimal energy usage, and maintaining systems. The problem is traditional controls and SCADA systems have gotten so complex they can actually make the job more difficult. In this Water Talk interview, Malcolm Thompson, the chief financial officer of XIO, and Kevin Liscovitz, the chief operating officer of XIO, discuss newer technology making water plant controls as simple as possible for operators while providing better insight into asset management.

  2. Solutions To Remote Data Entry In SCADA
    7/12/2019

    A watershed isn’t typically tied into a water system’s SCADA system, but students and others observing the health of the resources may have information that can be of great value to plant operators. This is just one example of when there is a need to enter remote manual data into a SCADA system. In this Water Talk interview, Dave Spencer, technical sales with VTScada from Trihedral Engineering, discusses advanced technology that promote improved oversight by allowing the transfer of data into, and out of, SCADA systems.

  3. Demystifying Intelligent Water, Or What To Do With Data Overload
    6/28/2019

    Do your eyes glaze over when the words "smart water" or "intelligent water" are mentioned? If so, a new collaborative paper between Arcadis and Bluefield Research may be your antidote. First, learn the who, what, where, and why from Jim Cooper, the Intelligent Water Lead for Arcadis, in this Water Talk interview.

  4. An Affordable Solution To Harnessing Mass Amounts Of Data
    6/27/2019

    Many of today’s small- and medium-sized water utilities have access to massive amounts of data with the potential to provide significant insight into their operations. However, municipalities typically lack the resources to harness this information in a way that makes it actionable. In this Water Talk interview, Tracy Nuckles, marketing manager and software solutions for Neptune Technology Group, discusses how Software as a Service (SaaS) allows water managers lacking dedicated IT personnel to affordably take control of their data for better overall system management.

  5. Black & Veatch Dives Into Data, Provides Strategic Direction
    6/25/2019

    For each of the past eight years, Black & Veatch has published its Strategic Directions Report, which provides keen insight into where technology, challenges, and needs within the water sector align, while providing a blueprint on how water professionals, municipalities, and industry can seize opportunities and solve problems. The key focus of the 2019 report, as explained by Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch's global water business, is the leveraging of data to ensure sustainability, resiliency, and efficiency.

  6. Water Utilities: Successes in Transforming Data Into Action
    5/13/2019

    This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities use cases  that have embraced and leveraged  digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll see examples from utilities that have created a data strategy and are using  real-time data that is driving smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

  7. The Connected Water Utility – Part 1
    5/7/2019

    This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities who have embraced and leveraged digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll discover that by creating a data strategy and using real-time data your water utility will drive smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

  8. The Connected Water Utility – Part 2: Use Cases
    5/7/2019

    This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities use cases that have embraced and leveraged digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll see examples from utilities that have created a data strategy and are using real-time data that is driving smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

  9. White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation
    12/4/2018

    Carl Alexander, the GIS Director for White House Utility District describes how the utility integrated and used data from the PI System and ArcGIS to recover $900,000 in water being lost through leaks and reduced data prep time from 6 hours to ten minutes.

  10. Thames Water: Using IT/OT Data To Change Behaviors To Hit KPIs
    12/2/2018

    Thames Water focuses on extracting value from specific combinations of structured and unstructured business data together with real-time operational data provided by Thames' PI System from across more than 3000 plant and 140,000 km of water and sewerage networks.