2017 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report

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2017 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report

Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report examines how data analytics, consumer education on infrastructure modernization and a more comprehensive view of sustainability are helping water utilities gain ground on legacy challenges.

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Water Supply Diversification Continues Rising to Reach Resiliency, Reliability Goals
Objectives for developing alternative water supplies to increase availability and improve water system resilience continue as top priorities for resource stakeholders. This year more than 50 percent of Strategic Directions...
Aug 16, 2017 12:45 PM ET
Water Industry Report: Data Drives a More Efficient Supply
Water utilities are increasingly adopting technology that can help manage assets and maintenance programs. However, data can also inform capital spending decisions, ensuring that water providers get the most ROI on their...
Aug 11, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers
Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and...
Aug 10, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Technology Creates New Efficiencies, But Are Water Utilities Prepared for the Security Risk?
Yahoo!, the Democratic National Convention and the U.S. Department of Justice were among the high-profile victims hit by major cyber attacks in 2016. Many people believe it’s only a matter of time before a water utility joins the list. Some consider physical security to be the weak link in ensuring a well-protected water supply; while others worry that the Internet of Things has created an...
Aug 2, 2017 3:00 PM ET
Four Key Steps to Optimizing Data for Enterprise Asset Management
Many water leaders face a conundrum – they know massive system investments are needed, but have a steep hill to climb to gain necessary approvals and rate recovery for such investments. Stand-alone, multimillion dollar technology programs often take a back seat to repairing and replacing aging distribution system assets. However, it is possible to economically replace aging assets and...
Jul 26, 2017 9:00 AM ET