Collaboration to adapt digital twin strategy for water utilities


Innovyze, specialists in water infrastructure data, has joined forces with SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum, to focus on digital twin application in global water utility strategies

The SWAN Digital Twin H2O Work Group, which will be co-chaired by Colby Manwaring, CEO of Innovyze, has been created to help water and wastewater utilities to improve efficiency, water quality, and costs by accelerating the adoption of digital twin technology.

The digital twin H2O group will be launched on 14 May during the SWAN Digital Twin H2O Workshop.

At the Workshop, participants will discuss the components of digital twins and the data and analytics challenges, examine practical real-life examples, and develop a common Digital Twin strategy for global water utilities.

Colby Manwaring said: “We’re thrilled to be joining SWAN and our co-chairs of the Digital Twin H2O Work Group to actively bring this innovative concept to the forefront of today’s smart water and wastewater discussions.


“We’re excited to share with the global SWAN network how our integrated approach to this concept links water supply, wastewater, flood control, asset management, modelling/simulation, and real-world data streams.”

Amir Cahn, SWAN’s executive director, added: “While the water sector has been using these simulation techniques for decades, this has been carried out largely in silos.

“Together with the efforts of Innovyze and industry experts, we hope to see utilities applying these smart technologies across diverse departments to make better forecasts, prioritise capital planning and optimise operations.”


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