ABSTRACT: As populations rise and urbanization trends continue, water utilities are finding it increasingly difficult to meet the growing demand for water resources. Challenged by aging infrastructure, an aging workforce, and limited budgets, utilities must find ways to run more efficient operations. With modern inline sensing equipment, simple communications hardware, and a flexible software platform approach, utilities can use real-time sensor data to better manage the quality of their water networks and the efficiency of their plant operations. This presentation explains numerous benefits from using inline monitoring technologies to improve the efficiency of plant operations and concludes with an argument that the health of the water management industry depends on a thriving ecosystem of policy makers, environmental agencies, manufacturers, municipalities, plant operators, and users.
To manage #water better, need to measure says @markbenson. Agreed, & to share and interpret those data in non-creepy ways... #mnwater16
Mark Benson is Vice President of Engineering at SmartThings, a technology company based in Mountain View, CA and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Mark is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to product development, technology leadership, strategic planning and execution, intellectual property portfolio management, software architecture, information security, competitive positioning, and organizational behavior.