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Welcome to Qatium’s product update for June.

Your guide for the latest new features and enhancements this month is Jorge Muñoz, Qatium product team member and Water Modelling Specialist. Keep reading after the video for full details of the update.

In other news, we were excited to be nominated for two WEX Global awards for Innovation in Digitalised Water Management and Water Marketing. Check out our video applications below.

What’s new?

  • Further API enhancements
  • Easily add team members to Shared Workspaces
  • Improved Pump Operations
  • Even better asset displays

Sign in to Qatium now to experience the updates for yourself.

API enhancements with data ingestion

We have vastly increased our data ingestion capabilities, both in terms of quantity and frequency of data. This better flow of sensor data will help improve model accuracy. In addition, our API now accepts .CSV files when uploading historical data. Visit our Help Center to learn more. 

Add team members to Shared Workspaces

Team collaboration with Shared Workspaces is now far easier, as workspace members can quickly add new members. If you still haven’t requested a Shared Workspace, contact Q.

Shared Workspaces — add a team member to your workspace

Improved pump operations

You can now easily turn pumps on and off by selecting a specific pump and using the toggle. This means you can run different scenarios to review pressure management, supply interruptions or tank performance. To test this new feature, find a pump station with several pumps and try different combinations to explore the impact on pressure and tanks.

Even better asset displays

We reworked the way our tooltips and popovers display asset information to provide better clarity. When a user hovers or clicks on a particular asset, they can quickly review the source of its information. For example, if a flow reading comes from live data or the simulation.

What’s next?

As an open platform, we’re pleased to share what the team is currently working on. Vote on the features you want to see on Qatium’s Roadmap.

Adjust regulation valve settings

Users will soon be able to change the set point of Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs) and Pressure Sustaining Valves (PSVs) to run operational scenarios for pressure management. You’ll also be able to change the set point of Flow Control Valves (FCVs). This feature allows users more operational freedom, which will accelerate emergency response time, reduce minutes lost during planned network operations, and increase operational efficiency.

Auto-adjust model with AMI/AMR data

Work is still ongoing to automatically adjust your model directly from your AMI or AMR data. If you’re interested in connecting your live data to Qatium for comprehensive network monitoring, contact Q to request an API token.

Make multiple changes before simulation buffers

Users will be able to make several operational changes at once, without having to wait for the simulation to load for each individual adjustment. This will save time, giving you instant results.

What else is going on?

Qatium was nominated for two WEX Global awards this month! These nominations not only celebrate our product team’s great work, but confirm our product-led growth methodology as the best way to promote it.

Innovation in Digitalised Water Management

Our first WEX Global nomination was for Innovation in Digitalised Water Management, an award which “recognises best-in-class digital infrastructure projects and AI initiatives within the water industry, which demonstrate unique or outstanding features to establish the models and living systems needed for a thriving planet and ecosystem.”

Qatium was recognised as a cost-effective solution helping utilities of all sizes to optimize and future-proof their network from urban water challenges, exacerbated by aging infrastructure, population growth and climate change.

As part of our application, we were asked to provide a short video. Here’s ours:

Innovation in Water Marketing

Qatium was also shortlisted for WEX’s Innovation in Water Marketing award. “This inaugural award which will focus on innovative approaches to creative branding, story-telling, customer engagement and sustainability with demonstrable impact both within the industry (B2B), as well as for the greater good of water in the public realm as a whole.”

Qatium’s growth is thanks to our product-led growth methodology. Users can sign up for free, and experience our water management platform for themselves, immediately. Our #NoFutureWithoutWater campaign, shining a light on water scarcity, was also highlighted.

Expert of the month — Hassan Aboelnga

Born and raised in Egypt, the Middle East – the most water-scarce region in the world – and witnessing first-hand the significance of water security and climate resilience in fragile contexts, Hassan decided to pursue a career working to solve water security issues and sustainable development.

Hassan is a renowned emerging water resource management expert, with a particular interest in urban water security issues. He is a PhD researcher at the Technical University of Cologne (TH-Köln) in integrated water resources management and urban water security. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Middle East Water Forum (MEWF) and an active member of many international networks in issues of water and climate.

Hassan often contributes to the Qatium blog, and most recently wrote an article on how Digital Twin Technology can help Intermittent Water Supplies (IWS).

Previously on Qatium

In case you missed last month’s update, we upgraded the timeline, improved sensor readings, and allowed users to compare scenarios with the baseline model in one click.

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