Technology to help ensure highest quality water
Submitted by Nestlé
Nestlé Waters today announced it will deploy the French start-up Aquassay’s real-time data analysis solution, ‘SAAS’, across its industrial output in more than 20 countries.
Dedicated to driving efficient use of water, the digital solution is already operational at Henniez, Switzerland and Benha, Egypt for continuous monitoring of both water quality and quantity. For the Benha site, Nestlé Waters Product Technology Centre worked with Aquassay to develop an innovative monitoring system that allows early detection of issues, successfully avoiding unplanned and costly production shut-downs.
“This technology gives us real-time data and trend analyses using predictive models to help Nestlé Waters consume less and produce the highest quality water by monitoring every aspect of the process in our bottling plants” said Peter Hagmann, Nestlé Waters’ Head of Operations.
The on-line application gathers and visualizes data on smart phone, tablet and computer to aid prompt decision-making, including troubleshooting and maintenance planning. The technology will give Nestlé Waters’ operations and water resources team continuous data from its facilities to ensure water quality and efficiency.
“The Aquassay application helps both business users and municipal water managers to use and reuse water most efficiently” said Stephane Gilbert, CEO of Aquassay. “The application gives water resources teams a fuller understanding of the complete water cycle across all points of the operations.”
Improved knowledge of water flows and uses will enable Nestlé Waters to contribute further to its knowledge sharing commitments to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), and to the preparation of certification of all Nestlé Waters bottling sites to the AWS Standard by 2025.
The AWS certification process consists of making production sites more water efficient and sharing the knowledge of hydrogeology with all local stakeholders. It also enables broader, improved collaboration within local communities. This leads to a stronger understanding of local water challenges and more meaningful collective actions to address them – all vital to sustainable water resources management. Nestlé Waters’ efforts in water stewardship are part of Nestlé’s Caring for Water initiative, and play a key role in achieving the company’s ambition of zero environmental impact in its operations.
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