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Technological Innovation and Digital Transformation

 

Theme Description

An Intelligent Water System is a technological, socially enabled, approach that integrates and derives information from cyber-space, physical-space and social-space. It is based on an improved systems understanding that integrates data collection, database management, modeling techniques (including, Artificial Intelligence), decision support, and intelligent workforce skills. The approach supports data-driven decision making and optimizes lifecycle management of water systems (Natural, Built, and Socio-Economic) – leading to water operations that are affordable, reliable, sustainable, resilient, and efficient.

 

Our Panel Members

David Dzombak

HAMERSCHLAG UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR EMERITUS, CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

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Ken Thompson

TECHNOLOGY FELLOW AT JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP

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Rebekah Eggers

AMERICAS TECHNICAL INNOVATION LEADER, EE&U AT IBM

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John McCarthy

BUSINESS AREA DIRECTOR – RESILIENCE WATER, COUNTRY DIRECTOR – US

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William Mundt

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AT NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.

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Melissa Meeker

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
THE WATER TOWER

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Srini Vallabhaneni

SMART SEWER OFFICER, KANSAS CITY, MO

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Theme Outcome

This panel will provide case studies examples, dialogue, and reflection to reveal the value of digital transformation necessary for creating a water-smart society that is sustainable and resilient to threats and challenges in natural, built, and social water environments.

 

Food for Thought!

Question # 1

Transformative technologies are a critical component of the Smart One Water approach. Innovative technologies can help monitor water supply, quality, and use. They can also greatly enhance knowledge sharing and systems thinking, and they can help create water social networks for improved coordination and integration of water management at larger scales.  What are the essential priorities for Smart One Water, and how will they be best implemented?

Question # 2

Technological innovations can help level the playing field for water management across different financial, knowledge, and management capabilities. How can the Smart One Water approach help with this effort, engage all stakeholders, and provide safe, affordable, secure water at watershed and regional scales?

Question # 3

How can Smart One Water be maintained and updated over time to appropriately incorporate highly promising disruptive technologies, while also providing unimpeded continuity of integrated, coordinated, water services? How might governance processes and technology implementation and curation services help with this effort?