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Welcome to Qatium’s product update for May.

Sandra Saornil, Software Engineer at Qatium, is ready to share how our platform has advanced over the last thirty days. Keep reading after the video for full details of the update.

Moreover, we continued the conversation around Digital Twin technology, with an interview from Dragan Savic on best practices to consider when deploying a Digital Twin, while Luke Butler looked at accessibility and how to make the technology available to all.

What’s new?

  • Upgraded timeline
  • Improved sensor readings
  • Full pipe info on map
  • Compare scenarios with one click

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

Easy access to historical data with the upgraded timeline

We have added new controls to the timeline so you can easily navigate to a specific date. This means better access to historical data and more advanced scenario management. The timeline is found at the bottom of your screen in the network view.

Distinguish between sensors at a glance

Networks can have hundreds of sensors, making it difficult to process this large amount of information. If you’ve connected your sensor data to Qatium, you can now easily distinguish between sensors with available data (marked in blue) and those that don’t (grey).

Haven’t connected your sensor data? Contact Q to request an API token.

Network in Qatium — sensors marked in blue with available data

Full pipe information for enhanced decision making

Users can now view greater information about the pipes in their network, directly on the map. Pipe materials and installation dates will show when you click on a specific pipe, helping you to reduce interruptions and improve the network behavior.

Please contact Q to add your pipe information to Qatium.

Compare scenarios with your baseline model

Qatium already lets you see the impact of different scenarios on your model, but now it’s even easier to compare the scenario with your baseline model. With a single click, a new panel lets you switch between scenarios, while displaying your options and the impacts on your network.

Network in Qatium — panel to compare scenarios with the baseline model

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.

Improvements to shared workspaces

We’re continuing to enhance shared workspaces, with particular focus on the user experience. If you still haven’t requested a workspace for you and your team. Contact Q now.

Consumption data support

If you’ve connected AMI/AMR data to Qatium, we will soon adjust your model directly with the demand from this data.

Enhanced pump & valves operations

We’re working on functionality to turn pumps on & off and adjust valve settings to explore pressure losses, supply interruptions and improve tank management.

What else is going on?

Qatium’s Director of Innovation, Luke Butler, joined a workshop on Digital Twins at SWAN’s 12th Annual Conference in Washington DC this month. Look out for his Waterloo city case study coming soon.

The Digital Twin content didn’t stop there though; we shared two articles, including best practices on deploying the technology with Dragan Savic.

Making Digital Twins accessible to all

Luke Butler shared his thoughts on how to make Digital Twins fully accessible — a message he presented at Aquatech in 2021. 

He explains how utilities don’t need a gold standard hydraulic model to access Digital Twin Technology, citing utilities who started their journey with a limited model or no model at all.

Dragan Savic also considered the Digital Twin journey, sharing best practices for deploying the technology. He considered the importance of integrating real-time data with your Digital Twin, while stressing how utilities can learn from each other’s journeys.

Water Security: Creating Certainty in Uncertain Times

This month’s QTalk looked at water security, and how critical it is to healthy and prosperous societies. Impacts on water availability, whether through urbanization, climate change or conflict, can potentially jeopardize future economic, environmental and societal ambitions.

Environmental journalist Tom Freyberg convened a panel of leading global water security experts (below) to cut through the complicated, multidimensional set of issues with succinct, practical advice. 

Don’t miss next months QTalk episode as Tom talks the journey to net zero for water utilities, with special guests from around the world. Join us live on June 16.

Expert of the month

William, Founder and CEO at Water Foundry, has been a water strategy advisor to private and public-sector enterprises and NGOs for his entire career.

Internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation. He has authored numerous books and articles and presented on: the value of water, innovations in digital water technology, the circular economy, and the energy-water-food nexus.

See all the experts we’re working with to co-create Qatium.

Previously on Qatium

In case you missed last month’s update, we created new visualizations for pumps and valves and enhanced GIS data support for tank elevations.

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