Project #5039

Definition of a Smart Utility - How to Be a Digital Utility and the Framework for an Intelligent Water System

$468,024
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Carla
Cherchi
Research Manager
Mr. Walter Graf
Contractor
Stantec
Utility Management
Intelligent Water Systems
Asset Management
Sensors
Workforce

Abstract

The water sector is undergoing a transition to a digital and smarter water sector. Nevertheless, there is not a comprehensive framework to guide the digital maturity transformation journey in a programmatic way and bridge with existing research efforts that embed digital solutions in everyday utility business practices. This project will develop a guidance document containing a framework for Intelligent Water Systems that will aid in utility decision-making processes, and develop an online tool that enables utilities to easily evaluate their digital maturity levels. Research partner: Great Lakes Water Authority.