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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.

Valor Water at the GAWP Annual Conference in Savannah

By: Alex Puryear, Business Development Manager

Once again, the Georgia Association of Water Professionals annual conference in Savannah proved to be a great event. Georgia utilities have always been at the head of the pack when adopting new technologies to help them lower their non-revenue water. For this reason, Valor Water has seen Georgia as a key state to succeed in.

Read more 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.

Challenges and innovations: Current and Future States of Water Affordability: Part 3

By Maryana Pinchuk, Stacey Isaac Berahzer, and Christine Boyle, PhD

In our two previous blog posts in this series, we explored the definitions and metrics used to assess affordability, discussed the role of customer assistance programs (CAPs) in addressing affordability, and considered some major challenges that utilities face when setting up CAPs. In this post, we will briefly discuss rate structures and policy changes that influence affordability, as well as cover additional novel interventions that may reduce utility customer nonpayment in the water sector and related sectors.

Read the full post on our Valor Water Blog

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This is the third 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 posts one and two here.