The Framework

The W2S-Water Wise System focuses on the ability to monitor, control and manage in real-time water supply networks by creating operational intelligence, converging real-time analytical and predictive vectors over a geo-referenced view of all data from the network and external sources.

The solution is agnostic to equipment manufacturers and communication protocols. In this way the W2S provides an aggregate view of the whole ecosystem that constitutes the reality of a water network management entity.

Its implementation is phased in line with the elimination of constraints that limit operational optimization levels and alignment with a Water Smart Grid concept.

Value proposition

a) Comprehensive network life cycle management, transforming data into knowledge through the convergence of predictive algorithms, analytical models and real-time anomalies identification, in a holistic view of the network in order to respond and prevent service interruptions, losses and fraud, asset condition and failures, communication problems, balance between production and consumption, dynamic pressure management and water quality assurance;

b) Reduce costs and increase operational efficiency through process orchestration, tracking, service execution and remote metering through sensors, devices and automation;

c) Alignment process with best practices and digital transformation closing the gap for intelligent network requirements.

The Framework

The W2S-Water Wise System focuses on the ability to monitor, control and manage in real-time water supply networks by creating operational intelligence, converging real-time analytical and predictive vectors over a geo-referenced view of all data from the network and external sources.

The solution is agnostic to equipment manufacturers and communication protocols. In this way the W2S provides an aggregate view of the whole ecosystem that constitutes the reality of a water network management entity.

Its implementation is phased in line with the elimination of constraints that limit operational optimization levels and alignment with a Water Smart Grid concept.

Value proposition

a) Comprehensive network life cycle management, transforming data into knowledge through the convergence of predictive algorithms, analytical models and real-time anomalies identification, in a holistic view of the network in order to respond and prevent service interruptions, losses and fraud, asset condition and failures, communication problems, balance between production and consumption, dynamic pressure management and water quality assurance;

b) Reduce costs and increase operational efficiency through process orchestration, tracking, service execution and remote metering through sensors, devices and automation;

c) Alignment process with best practices and digital transformation closing the gap for intelligent network requirements.

Innovation drive and Solution concept

Smart water disruption

how to give intelligence to the water network?

COMMUNICATIONS

is the glue

Reliable network for meter and sensor data, control and command.

Management of water smarter networks.

DATA

is the foundation

Gathering all the data for a better management of Water infrastructure.

KNOWLEDGE

is the key

Transform data into Utilities Knowledge, through the combination of business intelligence techniques like predictive models, real time processing and analytics.

Innovation drive and Solution concept

Smart water disruption

how to give intelligence to the water network?

COMMUNICATIONS

is the glue

Reliable network for meter and sensor data, control and command.

Management of water smarter networks.

DATA

is the foundation

Gathering all the data for a better management of Water infrastructure.

KNOWLEDGE

is the key

Transform data into Utilities Knowledge, through the combination of business intelligence techniques like predictive models, real time processing and analytics.

Business
Case

SAVING
ENERGY

through an integrated view about the water-energy nexus in each distribution network

10-30% REDUCTION ON ENERGY COSTS (35% OF WATER PRODUCTION OPEX)

ADDING
INTELLIGENCE

to existing Water Management Systems

10-20% REDUCTION IN FIELD OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE (20% OF WATER DISTRIBUTION OPEX)

SAVING
WATER

by adjusting water on-hand to the daily demand cycle

UP TO 50% REDUCTION ON NON- REVENUE WATER

REDUCING LOSSES
AND PIPE BURSTS

by adjusting water on-hand to the daily demand cycle

5-10% REDUCTION IN PIPE BURSTS (30% OF WATER DISTRIBUTION OPEX)

Business
Case

SAVING
ENERGY

through an integrated view about the water-energy nexus in each distribution network

10-30% REDUCTION ON ENERGY COSTS (35% OF WATER PRODUCTION OPEX)

ADDING
INTELLIGENCE

to existing Water Management Systems

10-20% REDUCTION IN FIELD OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE (20% OF WATER DISTRIBUTION OPEX)

SAVING
WATER

by adjusting water on-hand to the daily demand cycle

UP TO 50% REDUCTION ON NON- REVENUE WATER

REDUCING LOSSES
AND PIPE BURSTS

by adjusting water on-hand to the daily demand cycle

5-10% REDUCTION IN PIPE BURSTS (30% OF WATER DISTRIBUTION OPEX)

Asset 3@1x

Water Wise System

Event Driven based

Convergence of Realtime Analytics and Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence Hydraulic and Grid models

Actionable outputs and results

Event Driven based

Convergence of Realtime Analytics and Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence Hydraulic and Grid models

Actionable outputs and results

GOALS

Ability to read, store and process large volumes of information from the network and related systems

Transform the Measurement and Control Zones into an Intelligent Operation Zones

Anticipate any network problems, generating operations plans

Promote efficient and automated management of water and energy nexus (using dynamic pressure management, control water reservoirs and pump stations)

Integration of real-time network control and water quality

GOALS

Ability to read, store and process large volumes of information from the network and related systems

Transform the Measurement and Control Zones into an Intelligent Operation Zones

Anticipate any network problems, generating operations plans

Promote efficient and automated management of water and energy nexus (using dynamic pressure management, control water reservoirs and pump stations)

Integration of real-time network control and water quality

Presenting water network processes status, service disruptions, water losses and fraud, asset malfunctions, communication problems, and water quality in a unified front-end with a 360° view about assets

Through real-time, predictive and analytical convergence

Provide intelligence to the network by filtering, aggregating and correlating a massive amount of real-time data

Blend data into composite alarms to be processed by human dispatchers

Provides device measurement and remote services execution ensuring equipment compliance with protocols

Orchestration, tracking and management of the order processing and fulfillment in a distribution water operator

Highlights

Highlights

Presenting water network processes status, service disruptions, water losses and fraud, asset malfunctions, communication problems, and water quality in a unified front-end with a 360° view about assets

Through real-time, predictive and analytical convergence

Provide intelligence to the network by filtering, aggregating and correlating a massive amount of real-time data

Blend data into composite alarms to be processed by human dispatchers

Provides device measurement and remote services execution ensuring equipment compliance with protocols

Orchestration, tracking and management of the order processing and fulfillment in a distribution water operator

Solution modules vs methodological approach

SITE SURVEY

Solution modules vs methodological approach

Intelligence

Start a Network dynamic management program focused on pressure, flow rates and reservoir levels, among others Continuous monitoring of water quality Operational optimization of the water-energy nexus 

Smart operations  PHASE #03  

Automation & Control

Add control to measurement zones and introduce automation and automatic control valve (ACVs) such as Float Control, Pump Control, Pressure reducing and Sustaining Valves, among others Increase operational efficiency by network remote control. Reduce response times and Active losses prevention Systems integration

Automation and remote control PHASE #02

Sensors & Communications

Analyse network infrastructure and identify measurement zone areas Account for non-revenue water (technical and commercial losses – fraud) Target water losses reduction and start prioritizing investments based on network condition

Measurement PHASE #01

SITE SURVEY

The Recognition

The Water Wise Solution – W2S, results from a research and development project supported by the P2020 and aims to support a paradigm shift in the management of water distribution networks.

In July 2018 and after being selected to the ten finalists of +50 innovative proposals the W2S was one of the three winning projects of H2O Challenge, the only European, held in Ciudad del Saber in Panama and organized by IE Business School and the Foundation Ciudad del Saber with the sponsorship of SENACYT- National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation, CONAGUA-Consejo Nacional del Agua, Panamanian government agencies and the World Bank. Wakaru will deploy a Water Wise pilot in Panama for the IDAAN-National Aqueduct and Sewer Institute that supplies water to + 50% of the population with World Bank funds.

H2O Challenge

The pilot to be performed at IDAAN aims to identify anomalies and control losses in near real time. In a demographically heterogenous metropolitan area.

The Recognition

The Water Wise Solution – W2S, results from a research and development project supported by the P2020 and aims to support a paradigm shift in the management of water distribution networks.

In July 2018 and after being selected to the ten finalists of +50 innovative proposals the W2S was one of the three winning projects of H2O Challenge, the only European, held in Ciudad del Saber in Panama and organized by IE Business School and the Foundation Ciudad del Saber with the sponsorship of SENACYT- National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation, CONAGUA-Consejo Nacional del Agua, Panamanian government agencies and the World Bank. Wakaru will deploy a Water Wise pilot in Panama for the IDAAN-National Aqueduct and Sewer Institute that supplies water to + 50% of the population with World Bank funds.

H2O Challenge

The pilot to be performed at IDAAN aims to identify anomalies and control losses in near real time. In a demographically heterogenous metropolitan area.