Traditional disposal methods have failed miserably to handle the increasing load of the rapidly growing population adequately. Day-by-day, the waste dumped into our water bodies pollutes the planet and harms marine, animal, and, consequently, human life. Today, like many other industries, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated waste-water management methods towards the widespread use of emerging technologies to boost efficiency compared to the traditional management model. Over the years, digital transformation of processes has gained momentum in helping waste-water treatment plants achieve optimal remote, collaborative management of all the stakeholders involved and respond more quickly to incidents. From infrastructure operation to the management of work orders for field operators, all processes remote control is linked to a physical workstation to create more independent, sustainable strategies in the waste-water treatment industry. Through platforms that monitor and connect all variables in real-time, centralised management enables managers to tackle preempt incidents and set up increasingly automated functions to facilitate sustainability. Technological advances in sensors and communications help treatment plants implement new leak detection solutions beyond sectorisation, reduce the size of inspection areas and enhance water loss reduction processes. Furthermore, 2021 will be the year in which 5G will make its mark in terms of communications in all fields and applications.
Owing to its low latency and ability to connect millions of devices in a small area, managers at treatment plants will experience increased capacity in autonomous infrastructure operation, remote driving and the use of real-time data. To bridge the gap between businesses and consulting/service providers that are transforming business processes through their insights and technological prowess, this edition of Utilities Tech Outlook brings you the “Top 10 Wastewater Management Solution Companies in Europe - 2021.” This list gives you some of the most prominent organisations in the industry that have excelled with their services and solutions portfolio to help organisations develop desired operational and business outcomes.