Resiliency: How digital innovation is helping water operators navigate COVID-19 and beyond
Bold digital technologies are driving major advances in how water is transported, treated, monitored and used by communities worldwide. This transformation is enabling water utilities to deliver significant energy and operational efficiencies, reduce environmental impact and provide major cost-savings for the communities they serve. Never has this been more apparent than in recent times.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, water operators around the world have been severely tested, as they’ve grappled with challenges such as reduced workforces and increased maintenance events. One critical factor that has distinguished the most resilient utilities is early adoption of secure digital technologies.
As the water sector emerges from the crisis, investing in secure digital transformation will become a central part of utility strategies – helping to build resilience against future shocks, while also advancing water affordability and sustainability.
Albert Cho, Vice President and General Manager at Xylem, shares his insights on how the COVID-19 crisis will help shape the future of water management around the world.