Water & Wastewater Asia Jul/Aug 2018

WATER & WASTEWATER ASIA July / August 2018 INSIGHT / 39 Sma r t t echno l og i es o ff e r u n p r e c e d e n t e d w a y s t o address these and other water challenges. Solutions such as intelligent equipment capable of self-optimisation for enhanced performance, smart networks to synchronize information and provide real-time reactive management, and digital platforms that combine real- time data with algorithmic decision support have the power to deliver major advances in the management of water operations. These powerful approaches can reduce energy consumption and costs, contribute to lower emissions, improve operational efficiency and enable water managers to confidently shift resources towards data- driven preventative maintenance – and away from more expensive emergency interventions. All of this can help water managers save cost and reinvest in clean water and wastewater infrastructure. Integrated intelligence As a leading water technology provider, Xylem is committed to leveraging the power of industry- leading technologies and innovation to drive transformation and deliver greater value to our customers and the communities they serve around the world. I n Ma l a y s i a , wh e r e t h e government is targeting a 31 per cent reduction in non-revenue water by 2020 , our leak detection platforms capable of inspecting long sections of pipeline using acoustic-based and high-resolution video cameras, are saving Malaysia Water millions of litres of water daily. The Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel project in Kuala Lumpur was commissioned to prevent the severe flooding caused by monsoon rains. The innovative 9.7-kilometer “double-decker” motorway system was designed to redirect floodwater before it entered the city center and enables vehicles to use the second lower motorway during drier periods. The tunnel uses a series of sensors, together with our SonTek-brand acoustic meters and our energy- efficient Flygt-branded pumps, to provide control centre operators with water level and velocity information, and pumping capability — allowing them to manage the tunnel and motorway system. The project is a well-recognised example of a public-private partnership to improve the functionality and affordability of resilient urban water systems. Kuala Lumpur’s Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel project was built to prevent the severe flooding caused by monsoon rains. Photo credit: Alex Block