Smart Water System Technology Applications
SPEAKER: Chris Sosnowski, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer – Concentric Integration
Public Works and the water/wastewater industry is unique in many ways and consequently demands a similarly unique approach to managing technology. It is typical with public water utilities to separate water production from financial responsibilities. Public Works directors, superintendents, and leaders are left in the middle to wonder how efficiently things really operate. The separation of operations and financial responsibilities usually decouples water operational and financial leadership from each other, making energy efficiency and improved water accountability (supplied vs. lost) management non-existent or at its best, difficult. Where there is difficulty and need, there is opportunity for an improved approach to intelligently presenting water data to utilities that want to be smarter. Recent improvements in water and power metering, advanced SCADA systems, high bandwidth and high-resolution remote site data capture, SaaS solutions, virtualization, data portals, and smart city modeling, all help to make it easier to collect, visualize, and improve the level of environmental stewardship in a public water utility. Chris, who is the President of Concentric Integration will teach this short course and will review recent successes in approaching a variety of public water utilities with comprehensive smart water business intelligence and related automation and integrated technology solutions.
3.5 Professional Development Hours certificates of training will be provided for attendees. This will benefit PE’s who are required to earn 30 hours of continuing education every two years. Proceeds from this seminar will help fund the Fox Valley Branch Scholarship Program. Space is limited so sign up early.