Can you trust predictive wastewater analytics?

June 13, 2023
Automation and AI, such as ChatGPT, are dominating headlines, but what do these digital advancements mean for wastewater operators?

The smart water buzzword has consumed the marketing and communications for products in the drinking water space, and it is beginning to penetrate the wastewater market as well. Operators fear the computer will mess up their systems or replace them in the workforce, but is that really the case?

Jenn Baldwin, digital one water strategic growth lead for Jacobs, shares how Jacobs has introduced these systems with its operators and addressed their concerns. She also shares a vision for the future through a one water lens.

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Time Stamps

  • Live and predictive analytics for wastewater utilities | 0:26
  • Future-proofing legacy knowledge | 2:41
  • How data can create asset management plans | 3:33
  • Organizing priorities and efforts | 5:28
  • Future business opportunity with digital tools | 5:57
  • Why humans are still critical for decision-making | 7:50
  • Outro | 9:42

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Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for the Endeavor Business Media Water Group, which publishes WaterWorld, Wastewater Digest and Stormwater Solutions. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor. 

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