Xylem Visits the 2019 PNCWA Conference

By: Jenna Mariano, Business Development Manager


This year’s Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) Annual Conference & Exhibition was held on September 8-11 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. PNCWA is one of 75 global Member Associations that collectively form a federation of like-purpose organizations called the Water Environment Federation (WEF). This year’s conference had over 1,000 attendees and 134 exhibitors from all over the Pacific Northwest. There were multiple tracks in the technical sessions that highlighted different areas of the water industry. For example, the Utility Management Committee had fantastic and engaging discussions on the impact of water conservation and climate change on wastewater treatment and utilities. There were also great sessions from the Leadership, Social Equity, and Workforce Development Committee. I specifically enjoyed the session on team building and the Five P’s of Leadership (Problem, Person, People, Process, and Purpose). Overall, this was a very successful conference with a great attendance from both the public and private sector of the water industry. I look forward to attending future conferences.

Link to conference website: https://pcwm.memberclicks.net/

Introducing our Clients: Carson City and South Bend

By: Sabrina Strauss, Office Manager

Xylem-Digital Solutions kicked off Hidden Revenue Locator projects with a number of new clients in 2019. Two of the recent deployments include  City of Carson City and the City of South Bend. We will introduce both of these innovative utilities on the Valor Water Blog. 


Cyber Security and the 4th Annual Water Data Summit: 5 Takeaways on Open Water Data

By: Victor Miao, Software Engineer

Water’s greatest minds coalesced from all over the world at the 4th Annual Water Data Summit on August 22 and 23, at the University of California, Davis. Hosted by the California Data Collaborative, water experts from all sectors gathered to discuss and collaborate on water data. With one of the main themes being California’s AB 1755 (the Open and Transparent Water Data Act), speakers addressed the current state of water data and its challenges.

Read about the five main takeaways on open water data on the Valor Water Blog.

Large Meter Testing: Where are utilities today? AWWA CA-NV Meter Committee Workshop; August 20, 2019

By: Kristine Gali, Technical Program Manager, and Heidi Smith, Global Product Manager

The American Water Works Association nonprofit was founded in 1881 with a focus on providing education and training opportunities for drinking water professionals. Since its inception, the association has grown to roughly 50,000 members, multiple sections across the US, and multiple committee’s within each section. The California-Nevada Section of AWWA held its Summer Meeting and Workshop on August 20, 2019 with a focus on large meter testing, the importance of regular testing, methods of conducting field and bench tests, and a panel on how to develop a testing program.

Read more about the Summer CA-NV AWWA Workshop on the Valor Water Blog.

Getting to Know Our Summer Interns: Introducing Jordan

This is part 3 of our intern introduction blog posts. You can read part 1 here, and part 2 here.

By: Jordan Manthey

I’m 21-year-old and from Tampa, Florida, going into my 4th year as a UC Berkeley undergraduate student, studying computer science and data science. Growing up along the Gulf of Mexico provided me with a conscious appreciation for water and consequently sparked my interest in Xylem and its mission to Solve Water. My experience as a software engineer intern here has allowed me to apply the skills I’ve learned from university to real-world problems. 

Read more about Jordan’s internship experiences on the Valor Water Blog.