Aiimi and UK Water Partnership join forces to build smarter water management future

Posted: Tuesday 10th December 2019

Making water digital is crucial to ensuring adequate resourcing, efficiency and long-term sustainability in the industry.

Data and information management expert Aiimi has joined the UK Water Partnership, affirming both organisations’ commitment to helping drive transformative change in the UK water industry. The collaboration will see both parties work together to tackle key water management challenges in an era where sustainability is more important than ever before.

The bulk of Aiimi’s work will align with the Partnership’s Digital Water initiative, which aims to nurture digital innovation throughout the industry. This encompasses all elements of the water ecosystem, including resource management and treatment technology, flood resilience, operations management and resource recovery. Aiimi will be leveraging its previous experience with a number of UK water companies – covering both technology and consulting – to assist the Partnership in its ongoing efforts.

Commenting on the new collaboration, Steve Salvin, CEO of Aiimi, said: “We are honoured to become a part of the UK Water Partnership and its Digital Water initiative, building on the previous experience we’ve had working with water companies across the country. Water is an area where we see not just a number of opportunities to grow our business, but also an area where organisations can have a positive, tangible impact on the lives of millions of people.

“Recent months have seen environmental responsibility come to occupy a more powerful position in the global psyche than ever before. The provision, management and maintenance of water systems is central to achieving long-term sustainability, and this is where going digital and learning how best to leverage the potential of data will be hugely beneficial.”

In particular, Aiimi will bring its Digital Twin expertise into the UK Water Partnership, and will use this to develop new approaches that promise to revolutionise the way the water industry is run. In essence, this involves using digital technologies to create virtual models of processes or products, as well understanding the people and processes needed to make a Digital Twin strategy successful. This will mean being able to more effectively visualise new concepts and methods in water management before they are implemented in the real world, ensuring they have maximum impact when they do eventually come to fruition.

Chris Newsome, Director of the UK Water Partnership said: “The future of the water industry is entirely dependent on its ability to evolve and become more efficient, especially given the ever-increasing demand for water globally. Becoming digital and more data-driven is key here, but there’s still plenty more that needs to be done to achieve this. This is why welcoming Aiimi to the UK Water Partnership represents a great move, as it will help to bring the added expertise and leadership needed to take water to the next level of its digital evolution.”

Salvin concluded: “We’re eagerly anticipating starting our work with the UK Water Partnership, and hope our input will be instrumental in transforming the water industry for the better.”

Aiimi’s first involvement with the Partnership will be a contribution to its upcoming Digital Water white paper, which will set out a number of recommendations to help the water industry capitalise on the opportunities that digital provides. The paper will be published in February 2020. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

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