EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES

2019


VOLUME 4 – ISSUE 3

  urban river IoT AS A DIGITAL ENABLER OF A HYPER-CONNECTED WATER UTILITY 
How IoT can provide value for customers and utilities
C Prackwieser, D Cash and M Wassell
Internet of Things (IoT) provides near-real-time asset monitoring and analytics capabilities which lead to better customer outcomes, higher operational efficiency and improved asset performance. 
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  urban river LIVEABILITY: URBAN WATER’S NEXT HORIZON?
Five years of case studies and learnings from Melbourne Water
H Pexton and K Nagatol
The water industry has always been at the forefront of liveability in Melbourne, managing safe water supply and sewage disposal, and as shown today through Melbourne Water’s vision of ‘enhancing life and liveability’ for Greater Melbourne. 
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  urban river MACHINE LEARNING FOR WATER MAINS MAINTENANCE
Development of a machine learning model for proactive maintenance of water mains.
D Weeraddana, B Liang, Z Li, Y Wang, F Chen, D Phillips, N Saxena and L Bonazzi.
Data61 and Western Water worked collaboratively to apply engineering expertise and machine learning tools to find a cost-effective solution to the pipe failure problem in the region west of Melbourne. 
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  urban river BASEFLOW CONTRIBUTION FROM WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN
Restoring baseflow to desirable ecological limits using water sensitive urban design
D Buck, B Taylor, L Fabbro and S Rockloff
Urbanisation has altered streamflow and severely degraded our natural aquatic ecosystems. 
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  urban river SURVIVAL ANALYSIS OF WATER PIPELINES
A prediction mechanism for asset management programs
G Carlyle
The large cost of water pipe failures in potable water networks and the need to replace aged water pipes requires water utilities to develop risk-based management plans for the replacement of water mains.  
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