Neda Simeonova is editorial director of Water & Wastes Digest. Simeonova can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1011.
Nov 03, 2014

Optimizing Operations

A recent report from the International Benchmarking Network Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014, which analyzed data from 4,400 utilities in more than 135 countries and territories, revealed that, despite difficulties during the financial crisis of 2008 and 2010, the water utilities sector is showing continued signs of improvement.

The improvement stems from utilities’ ability to optimize operations over the past decade, and as a result, able to withstand accelerated urbanization and the impacts of the triple crises of fuel, food and finance.

In addition, according to the report, an increasing number of utilities now handle water billing, collection and water management through metering and other more data-driven approaches.

Comprehensive data allow utilities to gain a better understanding of their technical and financial performance and more easily identify the areas in need of improvement.

How is the your utility optimizing operations, and what services and resources are currently necessary to meet increasing demand? E-mail W&WD at [email protected].