Feb 21, 2020

Business News: Waterhound Futures Wins the Water Council AI Tech Challenge

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Waterhound Futures wins The Water Council AI Tech Challenge

The Water Council has selected Waterhound Futures as the winner of their second AI Tech Challenge. The Challenge identifies emerging freshwater technologies with promising commercial futures. Waterhound Futures was selected for its predictive modelling and analytics solution, which simulates water and wastewater treatment plants to provide actionable insight to operators, engineers and management.

“The 2019 round attracted 22 applications from nine countries, of which 80% weren’t already on the radar for our sponsor companies,” said Karen Frost, vice president of economic development at the Water Council. “That is exactly what the Tech Challenge is designed to do for our sponsors – build pipeline.”

Updated Guide for HDPE Potable Water Systems Now Available 

The MAB-3 Model Specifications Guide for PE 4710 Buried Potable Water Service, Distribution and Transmission Pipes and Fittings has been updated, and is now available

The document covers: system design parameters, quality control, pressure classes, pipe and fittings, training and inspection, joining methods such as butt fusion, saddle fusion, socket fusion, electrofusion and mechanical, plus open cut and trenchless installation for water services, and for water distribution and transmission.

Additionally, MAB-3 provides an appendix with a list of references from ASTM, AWWA, MAB, NSF and PPI. 

Grundfos and Augury Form Long-Term Partnership

Grundfos and Augury are taking a step towards digitizing water and utility infrastructure worldwide by signing a long-term strategic partnership. Together, they will develop smart diagnostics solutions and services for Grundfos’ customers.

The two companies have already been working together over the past two years to test new products and service offerings across several markets and industries. Now, they are committing to the next step, offering a range of services and new business models enabled by connected equipment.

“By adding an AI-driven intelligence layer on top of existing assets, we can automatically collect mechanical and operational data, providing actionable machine health insights and diagnostics to our customers and service organization,” said Tommy Due Høy, Group VP, Global Service & Solutions of Grundfos. 

“Water is at the core of how we live, work, and thrive, yet it often goes unnoticed,” said Saar Yoskovitz, co-founder and CEO of Augury. “Through this partnership Grundfos and Augury will work to make water a safer, more available and more useful resource for businesses, individuals and even nations worldwide.”

Networking News:

  • Landia has appointed Ya (Sunny) Sun as its new Business Development Manager. 

  • Anue Water Technologies has appointed Greg Bock as VP General Manager.

  • TrendMiner has announced the appointment of John O’Connell as the new Global Partner Manager.

  • Dakota Supply Group (DSG) has hired Mike Stordahl as Corporate Segment Manager of its waterworks business segment.