Dutch water authority to make digital twins of 17 treatment plants

A regional water authority in the Netherlands is taking a digital twin approach to improve the efficiency of its 17 wastewater treatment plants and 149 sewage pumping stations.

The Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg (WBL) is one of the 21 Dutch regional water authorities and has engaged the digital arm of civil engineer Royal HaskoningDHV to advise it on the digitalisation of its operations.

This "will enable WBL to make better decisions, take appropriate action more quickly, ensure that it continuously gets the most value out of its wastewater infrastructure, and optimise the cost efficiency of its operational management," according to Royal HaskoningDHV Digital.

The project consists of two parts: first the development and implementation of a big data platform in a Microsoft Azure environment that will collect data from the source systems at WBL; and second, the implementation of an Aquasuite machine learning app on the platform.

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