On Friday November 22, Anglian Water (AW) named Innovyze as its supplier of the year for Digital Change and Transformation. This is for the work on Near Real-Time Modelling. This collaborative project between business streams at AW, enabled by software from Innovyze, puts innovation at the heart of Anglian Water’s operations.
Innovyze and Anglian Water have worked collaboratively for many years, with Innovyze actively supporting AW’s business needs through software development. The near real-time modelling project is a natural extension of that work. Innovyze’s live Integrated Catchment Modelling solution, ICMLive, provides a sophisticated real-time operational forecasting tool that uses existing hydraulic models to inform early warning systems to flood or pollution incidents.
This innovative approach takes hydraulic modelling out of the backroom and into an operational environment. It provides an important first step on the road to proving the concept of flood mitigation to deliver AW’s vision of “tech not tanks”. It enables the use of models in an operational environment and uses forecast rainfall and other external data sources to predict the resources needed at specific locations and times. This solution will continue to be developed to control and manage assets to better manage flows.
The solution software has the potential to avoid impacts such as internal flooding, external flooding and pollution incidents. It takes Anglian Water closer to making the east of England resilient to the risks of flooding and achieving significant improvement in ecological quality across catchments, making a positive difference to the communities served.
Expected results include an average 35.7% incident reduction thanks to mitigation. Applying it across Anglian Water’s asset base could reduce associated costs by up to 29%.
Debbie Bell of Anglian Water’s Modelling Asset Intelligence team said, “We’re delighted that Innovyze has won this award. It cannot be overstated how transformational it has been to bring ICMLive into the solution. This, coupled with the excellent support we receive from Innovyze, is a major factor in the success of the wider project, bringing a real difference to our customers.”
The annual Anglian Water Supplier Awards celebrate the contribution that suppliers and partners make towards the company’s success. The Digital Change and Transformation award recognises the teams or individuals who have fast-tracked digital change and transformation through their business to stay ahead of the digital curve.
Find out more about the awards here: Anglian Water Supplier Awards
Read about the technology that won the award here: Anglian Water ICMLive Case Study
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