Innovyze IWLive Receives AWI 2012 Award for Innovation
Pioneering Real-Time Utility Operations Solution Named Best Return on Investment for Operators;
Broomfield, Colorado USA, July 17, 2012 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that Aging Water Infrastructure (AWI) has named the smart water solution IWLive the recipient of its 2012 Wet Infrastructure Innovation Award in recognition of IWLive’s cutting-edge capabilities that provide a best return on investment for water operators.
An industry-first comprehensive solution for real-time water distribution hydraulic and water quality modeling, monitoring, forecasting, and SCADA integration, IWLive gives water utility operators unprecedented decision-making ability. It uniquely combines advanced spatial–temporal analytics and network simulation technologies in a powerful, easy-to-use solution tailored to the day-to-day needs of system operators. The result is improved system operation and performance at greater reliability and lower cost. Beyond increasing efficiency and reducing energy consumption, IWLive also helps operators better understand the effects of main breaks, pump shutdowns, or other scheduled maintenance and mitigate the impacts of negative events.
“Network modeling is an invaluable tool for water utility planning and engineering departments,” said Innovyze President and Chief Operating Officer Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE. “Translating the benefits of network modeling to real-time utility operations proved difficult, however. With last year’s launch of the groundbreaking IWLive, Innovyze transformed the paradigm for how and where network models can be applied. IWLive allows the entire organization to improve system performance and reliability, enhance customer service, save money, safeguard critical infrastructures, and maximize protection of public health.”
Added Boulos, “We are honored that AWI has recognized IWLive for innovation and maximized return on investment and look forward to continuing to deliver the very best in smart water network solutions for the water industry.”
“IWLive is a breakthrough in smart water network management and pays for itself by avoiding a couple of water main breaks. Some water systems are experiencing more water main breaks as a result of less experienced operators working with out-of-date hydraulic data and aging infrastructure. IWLive closes the workforce knowledge gap that occurs as seasoned expert operators retire.” said Gregory Baird, AWI President and creator of the Wet Infrastructure Resource Solution Center (www.AgingWaterInfrastructure.org). “It turns beginner and mid-level operators into experts and empowers operators with advanced real-time risk management decision making and predictive control. Innovyze continues to lead the water industry with the best in smart water network innovation for optimizing efficiency.”