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Harness The Power of Decision Intelligence

SOURCE: Xylem US Website

Leverage the power of data to inform better system-level decisions today, while planning future outcomes for operations, maintenance, and capital planning

There has never been a better time to be a utility manager than today. Recent advancements in analytical technologies for water management mean that long-standing problems in our sector can finally be addressed in an effective and affordable way. Digital solutions are enabling dramatic financial and operational improvements through better system controls, more efficient monitoring and diagnostics, more targeted investments, and a transition to a holistic model for system management.

We call this new approach to water management “Decision Intelligence”.

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We have identified key areas of utility management that can benefit materially from decision intelligence. Download this brochure to get access to this new portfolio of decision intelligence tools.

(Note: The brochure can be downloaded on the Xylem US Website)

Xylem Digital Solutions West hosts Norwegian Business School Delegation

By: Sabrina Strauss, Office Manager

On July 26, 36 students from the Norwegian School of Economics’ Corporate Innovation program visited the Xylem - Digital Solutions’ San Francisco office to learn about innovation in the water industry. The 36 students are all enrolled at a summer business certificate program at UC Berkeley. CEO Christine Boyle and their professor Leah Edwards have been working together for several years to help students gain office experience and learn about innovation in Silicon Valley.

Read more about the students’ visit on the Valor Water Blog.

Getting to Know Our Summer Interns: Introducing Celine

This is part 2 of our intern introduction blog posts. Part 3 will be posted in August. You can read part 1 here.

By: Celine Clausen

I am a 23 year old woman from Norway and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Norwegian School of Economics. As a part of my masters, I am attending a 10-week long program called Innovation School, during which I am studying at UC Berkeley and interning with Valor Water Analytics - A Xylem Company. 

Read more about Celine on our Valor Water Blog.

Interns at Valor Water - Supporting Future Generations of Water Enthusiasts

By Sabrina Strauss, Office Manager

Valor Water has since its founding supported interns by giving them an opportunity to get an insight into the world of water utilities, software engineering and product development. 2019 has been no exception to this. 

Read more about our Data Science interns Jian Wang and Yihan Wang, the two summer interns for the Product and Delivery team, Amanda Jennings and Celine Clausen, and Software Engineer intern Jordan Manthey on the Valor Water Blog.

Challenges and Innovations: Current and Future States of Water Affordability: Blog Post Series Part 2

By Stacey Isaac Berahzer; Christine Boyle, PhD; editing by Maryana Pinchuk

In our last blog post, we discussed affordability topics that have been relatively well-covered in the water industry and academic research: the definition and measurement of affordability in the context of water service delivery, and an overview of customer assistance program (CAP) creation and funding. Though not necessarily solved, these issues have been discussed in many publications and conference proceedings. In this post, we will discuss a topic that has received less coverage: how a lack of customer information and contact data makes it difficult for utilities to increase CAP enrollment.

Read more on our Valor Water Analytics Blog.

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This is the second in a series of Valor Water Analytics blog posts exploring water affordability, customer nonpayment, and potential solutions that enable utilities to deliver water more equitably and sustainably to all customers. You can read the first post here.