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refereed paper intelligent water networks water DECEMBER 2012 107 Yarra Valley Water has also been working with other utilities in the industry at both a local and national level, to help progress the Intelligent Water Networks area. This includes hosting workshops and meetings to discuss Yarra Valley Water’s operations and trial experience. As an example, a Smart Water Networks Industry Forum day was held in March 2012 with attendees from more than 11 water utilities. The field of IWN is developing at a very fast pace, but Yarra Valley Water is excited to be exploring the various opportunities, trying to use the wealth of data available to make smarter decisions quicker than ever before. The Authors Ken Thompson (email: Ken.Thompson@ yvw.com.au) is Water Quality and Non- Revenue Water Team Leader at Yarra Valley Water, TaKaDu trial project leader and driver of the Zone Metering program. Justin Sorbello (email: JSorbello@ globalskm.com) is Control Systems Engineer Consultant, Sinclair Knight Merz, and implementation and technical lead for TaKaDu trial and evaluation process for Yarra Valley Water. Hieu Dang (email: Hieu.Dang@yvw.com. au) is Manager of Network Operations Division at Yarra Valley Water. David Snadden (email: David. Snadden@yvw.com.au) is General Manager Infrastructure Services at Yarra Valley Water. References Cutler S (2011): Smart Water Metering Networks, An Intelligent Investment? Water and Wastewater International. IBM (2012): IBM Strategic Water Information Management Platform. Retrieved May 10, 2012, from Advanced Water Management: www-935. ibm.com/services/us/gbs/bus/html/advanced- water-management-platform.html Marney D & Sharma A (2012): The Application and Utility of ‘Smarts’ For Monitoring Water and its Infrastructure. Water Journal, Vol 39, 2, pp 86–92. National Water Commission (2012): National Performance Report 2010–11: Urban Water Utilities. Canberra: National Water Commission. Scolnicov H & Horowitz G (2010): Water Network Monitoring: A New Approach to Managing and Sustaining Water Distribution Infrastructure. Yehud, Israel: TaKaDu Pty Ltd. Siemens AG (2012): SIWA PLAN Leak. Retrieved May Berlin, Germany, 2012, from Water Technologies: www.water.siemens.com/ SiteCollectionDocuments/Product_Lines/SiWA/ siwa_plan_leak.pdf Siemens AG (2010): Real Time Government. Retrieved May 2012, from Pictures of the Future: www.siemens.com/innovation/apps/ pof_microsite/_pof-spring-2011/_html_en/city- cockpit.html Smart Water Networks Forum (2012): The Value of Online Water. Retrieved May 2012, from SWAN Forum: www.swan-forum.com/ uploads/5/7/4/3/5743901/the_value_of_online_ monitoring.pdf TaKaDu Ltd (2011): Identifying and Quantifying the Value of Water Network Monitoring. Retrieved May 2012, from TaKaDu Monitoring Water Networks: www.takadu.com/files/ TaKaDu_white_paper_Identifying&Quantifying_ the_Value_of_WNM.pdf TaKaDu Ltd (2012): TaKaDu One Pager. Retrieved May 2012, from TaKaDu, Monitoring Water Networks: www.takadu.com/files/TaKaDu_one_ pager2012.pdf Wu ZY (2008): Innovative Optimization Model for Water Distribution Leakage Detection. Watertown, USA: Bentley Systems Inc. Phone 03 5443 4033 firstname.lastname@example.org High Pressure Water Jetting and Vacuum Recovery Units, Recycler Units Design – Manufacture – Support AUSTRALIA Australia Australia Spoutvac design build and support world-class vacuum & jetting systems – And we’ve been doing it here in Australia for well over 20 years. We supply equipment to some of the world’s leading companies. We provide the latest technology in high-pressure jetting and high-volume vacuum loading systems. Spoutvac units are designed to meet demanding operating conditions. We provide support Australia-wide, on-site at our Bendigo manufacturing facility, from service vans, or from Spoutvac preferred suppliers – Located all around Australia. We stock a large range of spare parts and can deliver within 24 hours.
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