SCADA & Automation Resources

  1. The Drive Towards Digital Transformation
    11/25/2019

    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.”

  2. A Practical Approach To Using IoT Devices To Support Legacy SCADA Field Systems In The Transition To Internet-Based Industrial Automation Systems
    11/20/2019

    In the world of industrial automation, the talk is centered around “industrial internet of things” (IIoT). With buzzwords like “Industry 4.0”, “IoT”, “digital twin”, “cloud computing”, “artificial intelligence”, “machine learning”, and “deep learning”, it is difficult for automation engineers and business managers to determine how to implement these new technologies.

  3. What Are The Benefits Of The Digital Twin For Water?
    11/14/2019

    A Digital Twin is a virtual replica of a physical asset that is updated in real-time via a two-way data connection and, as such, representative of its live characteristics.

  4. Computational Fluid Dynamics Hits Its Stride For Water, Wastewater, And Stormwater Treatment
    11/1/2019

    It took some time for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to find its way to the water industry, but now that it has, a primer is warranted to understand its application.

  5. Seizing The Digital Opportunity For Water
    8/30/2019

    The journey toward intelligent water can be expedited with eight key steps — a guideline for gliding through the Digital Water Adoption Curve.

  6. Denver Water Enhances Operations And Water Quality Studies With Live Modeling
    7/19/2019

    Denver Water serves 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and the surrounding suburbs. It is the largest — and oldest — water utility in the state of Colorado and its service area covers more than 335 square miles.

  7. How To Approach Cybersecurity With Confidence
    7/1/2019

    As digitalization continues to grow in the water and wastewater industry, cybersecurity becomes an increasingly important responsibility.

  8. SWAN Digital Twin H2O Workgroup Summary Of The May 2019 Workshop
    6/25/2019

    The first SWAN Digital Twin Workshop brought together key voices from around the world representing water utilities, academia, and technology vendors to help build consensus on the foundational definitions and guiding values needed to underpin digital twin concepts and architectural framework. 

  9. Igniting A Smart Water Movement
    6/24/2019

    Water scarcity. Aging infrastructure. Uncertainty due to climate change. Experts from across the water sector agree that water challenges are intensifying, and that action and public awareness is a necessity. Now we have the need — and the opportunity — for those same voices to raise the volume on one of the most powerful ways to address increasing water threats: digital innovation.

  10. The Water Sector's Embrace Of Digital Twin Technology
    5/8/2019

    Digital transformation of the water sector is continuing to grow in 2019.  Climate change, urban population growth, tightening regulations, aging infrastructure, and water scarcity are some of the many global challenges water utilities will be forced to address in creative and cost-effective ways. To meet these needs, utilities are deploying an array of technologies that significantly alter operations and customer engagement.