Sydney Water to Trial TaKaDu to Improve Water Network Management

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Sydney Water and TaKaDu sign a 1-year contract to enhance water conservation efforts and manage the water network more efficiently

This partnership will support Sydney Water's decision-making from day-to-day operations to strategic planning.

Sydney Water has signed a one year contract with TaKaDu to pilot and assess its Integrated Water Network Management product across part of its 21,000 kilometer water network. Sydney Water is Australia’s largest water utility providing water services in Australia's most populated region. The trial aims to enhance Sydney Water’s efforts to conserve water and manage its network more efficiently.

As an industry leader in Australia and worldwide, Sydney Water has a tradition of innovation in water distribution network management and superior customer service.

General Manager of Service Delivery at Sydney Water, Eric de Rooy, said that “The decision to engage TaKaDu is aligned with Sydney Water’s long-term focus on customer service, water conservation and network efficiency. This partnership will support Sydney Water's decision-making from day-to-day operations to strategic planning”.

TaKaDu uses statistical algorithms to integrate, aggregate, and analyse water network data through a web-based solution.

Amir Peleg, Founder and CEO of TaKaDu, noted “We are excited to be supporting Sydney Water, a leader in water network operations and management, in its effort to enhance customer service and improve network efficiency.”

TaKaDu has a 40% market share for the top ten largest water networks in the country by population served. TaKaDu’s service will be provided to Sydney Water through Jacobs, one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services, which represents TaKaDu in Australia and New Zealand.

Jacobs will provide the first line of support and service for project implementation and assessment. Eric Skowron, Associate Water Engineer at Jacobs, said "Having rolled out TaKaDu for other Australian water utilities over the past two years, I am confident that Sydney Water will gain significant value from implementing TaKaDu's solution.” Mr Strasser added “Sydney Water’s decision further demonstrates its ongoing commitment to being at the forefront of water network technology and customer care.”

About Sydney Water

Sydney Water is Australia's largest water utility. Our area of operations covers 12,700 km2 and includes Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains regions. We're a statutory State Owned Corporation, wholly owned by the New South Wales Government and we have three equal, principal objectives – to protect public health, to protect the environment and to be a successful business.

Sydney Water supplies drinking water, provides industrial and commercial wastewater services, recycled water and some stormwater services to over 4.6 million people in Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains. Every day, we supply about 1.4 billion litres of water to our customers and we collect and treat about 1.3 billion litres of wastewater.

We also work with the community to enhance the liveability of our cities by irrigating, protecting and restoring public areas like parks, rivers, playing grounds and wetlands.

About TaKaDu

TaKaDu is a leading provider of Integrated Water Network Management, enabling water utilities to improve efficiency and make smarter decisions. Using advanced statistical and mathematical algorithms, TaKaDu harnesses utility data, translating it into actionable insights and transforming the way water networks operate. The solution offers a comprehensive decision-making platform that can be integrated across the utility from the analyst monitoring the network to the executive team considering long-term strategic investments.

TaKaDu's solution is cloud-based, can be implemented within weeks, and can be integrated with various IT systems. It is currently deployed by water utilities in Europe, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East. TaKaDu's innovative approach has earned notable water industry commendations, including the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award and the 2013 Sustainia Award. The company was also featured as a Harvard Business Case Study. TaKaDu is a founding member of SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum.

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