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Using AI and Machine Learning to Reduce Wastewater Flooding and Pollution

Using AI and Machine Learning to Reduce Wastewater Flooding and Pollution

Published 04-29-22

Submitted by Rockwell Automation

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Photo courtesy of Severn Trent Water

COVENTRY, England, April 29, 2022 /CSRwire/ - An article published in WaterWorld magazine outlines how Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is among a group of global innovators exploring how the United Kingdom’s second-largest water company, Severn Trent, can use artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to improve the region’s environmental well-being.

The article notes, “The UK’s water industry and its regulators agree that climate change, population growth, urban expansion, increasing water consumption, and changing customer behaviors mean that the industry needs solutions that are flexible and capable of adapting to what future demand will throw at them.”

As part of the endeavor, Rockwell teams specializing in network and cybersecurity, AI, and machine learning applications are providing guidance as well as counsel and support on other emerging technologies. Rockwell software and hardware will also be part of the solution.

Rockwell’s Mark Watson, account manager, water and wastewater solutions, says the project will demonstrate “how the adoption of AI and machine learning, in addition to access to both real time and historical data, can deliver an intelligent Connected Enterprise application that can be scalable and deployable within the UK water sector.”

The project is both ambitious and promising with long-term outcomes expected to, “minimize the risk of asset failure, reduce energy consumption and process emissions, facilitate sustainable growth in communities and allow (water) catchments across the UK to leapfrog the technology gap, resulting in fewer spills, floods, and pollution.” Read the full story.

Learn more about Rockwell’s expertise in the water wastewater industry.

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