Digital Twins for Water & Wastewater

Digital Twins for Water & Wastewater

October 18-19, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

The Digital Twins for Water & Wastewater course addresses the concepts, applications, value, and vendors of digital twin solutions for water & wastewater systems both “inside and outside the fence” of the treatment plant.  The course covers collections, distributions, and treatment systems digital twins. Operations, engineering, and management staff from utilities considering implementing digital solutions in water & wastewater, or that are already on a digital twin journey in water & wastewater should attend this course. Attendees are assumed to be generally familiar with water & wastewater distributions/collections and/or treatment, but no special knowledge of digital twin solutions is required. Attendees will learn the main concepts of digital twin applications, real world considerations and applications for digital twin initiatives, and the value of such solutions. The overall timeline and key decision points in a typical digital twin procurement will be described. The offerings of the main vendors in these markets will be summarized and compared. Attendees will also gain an overview of good practice in adopting, managing, and accelerating digital twin initiatives.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Identify the main applications of digital twins across the water & wastewater industries
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of digital twins compared to traditional planning, engineering, and operations practices
  • Define the terminology for a digital twin, with in-depth knowledge of the structure and function of specific digital twin applications in water & wastewater systems
  • Assess implementations of digital twin systems “in the real world”
  • Discuss typical digital twin procurement projects and understand the major decision points, including price and economic factors
  • Characterize key components of a successful digital twin implementation

Agenda

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:55 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

Class Introductions

  • Group introductions
  • Small group breakout
  • Course overview and expectations

Morning Break

Introduction to Digital Twins for Water & Wastewater

  • What is a “Digital Twin” anyway?
  • Overview of digital twins in other industries
  • History and status of digital twins in water & wastewater systems
  • Small group breakouts

Lunch Break

Collections and Distribution Systems

  • Key concepts in collections and distribution systems digital twins:
    • Collections and distribution systems overview
    • Potable/non-potable/Sewer/Stormwater/Combined systems
    • Identifying applications for digital twins

Afternoon Break

“Real world” Applications of Distribution and Collections Systems Digital Twins

  • System wide-digital twins for planning
  • Asset specific digital twins
    • Pipes – internal & external
    • Sampling and Metering
    • Boost, Lift, and retention systems
  • Small group breakouts – applied learning

Day 1 wrap-up: Value of digital twins in collections system – the utility perspective

  • Guest speaker – leading U.S. Utility director

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Course Timing

 

Group Discussion – Day 1 Learnings

  • Overview of Day 1, recap
  • Small group breakouts
  • Overview of Day 2 agenda

Treatment Systems Digital Twins

  • Key concepts in treatment systems digital twins:
    • Treatment systems overview
    • “Inside the fence” terminology and concepts
    • Identifying applications for digital twins in treatment systems

Morning Break

“Real World” Applications of Treatment Systems Digital Twins

  • Planning digital twins – design
  • Operations digital twins
    • Complete plant digital twins
    • Asset specific digital twins (membranes)

Day 2 Wrap-Up

  • Small group breakouts – applied learning
  • Individual presentations of learnings
  • Odds and ends

Instructor

Adam Tank, Chief Customer Officer of Transcend H2o

Mr. Tank currently serves as the Chief Customer Officer and Co-founder of Transcend H2o; a VC-backed water & wastewater software company automating the design of water and wastewater treatment plants. Adam was the Director of Smart Cities at SUEZ, where he led a global team of technologists and salespeople to develop and commercialize smart water technologies for cities around the world. Adam was also the Founder and CEO of Industrial Optic, a spin-out of GE Water, where he led a team of engineers from concept to product for an in-situ robotic repair system of leaking potable water pipelines that was acquired by Mueller Water Technologies.

Before founding Industrial Optic, Adam served as the Digital Water & Ventures lead for GE’s Water division, building the digital strategy at GE Water including vetting hundreds of emerging water technologies for venture investment. He also led the development of GE Water’s eCommerce store which now drives hundreds of millions of revenue for the business.

Earlier in his career Adam was a quality engineer for General Mills, leading sanitation & microbiology programs for the largest Yoplait facility in America. He also lived and worked in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil as a quality program and import/export manager for a luxury Brazilian food company.

Adam sits on the advisory boards of many early-stage water organizations and is an advocate for bringing diverse talent into the sector. Aside from his love of the water industry, he is a foster dad, author, podcaster, and volunteer. He received his M.B.A. (Entrepreneurship) from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Kansas State University.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

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Digital Twins for Water & Wastewater

October 18-19, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before September 16, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course

Instructional Methods

Power Point presentations and open discussion will be used.


Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 10.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

 

Who Should Attend

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
  • Water & Wastewater Plant Project Manager
  • Maintenance Technician/Manager
  • Water & Wastewater System Civil Engineers
  • Environmental Protection
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Professionals
  • Water & Wastewater Systems Operator
  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Capital Asset Management

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