September 2018 saw ATi showcasing its leading water quality monitors at WEFTEC and SWIG, with some great results!
The Wonders of WEFTEC
ATi’s Mike and Garry are just back from the latest WEFTEC exhibition in America and what a fantastic five days they had!
Many of our customers from across the USA and Europe came to visit us to get reacquainted with the ATi brands you all know and love, whilst learning about our new innovative, industry leading water quality solutions. Our award winning, specialist US and UK team were on hand to discuss our customers needs and opportunities to work together, with our industry-leading MetriNet taking centre stage. Mike and Garry had some exciting business meetings on the back of the interest from WEFTEC so watch this space!
The event provided a fantastic opportunity for industry experts to network with over 20,000 of the world’s leading water and wastewater professionals, as well as the opportunity to take part in numerous work-shops and technical sessions.
WEFTEC 2018, held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, saw thousands of professionals within the water quality industry attending to discuss, promote and learn from each other the latest progressive technologies and services available today.
More than 1,000 leading companies exhibited their cutting-edge technologies, solutions and regulations in the water quality field. The event was packed with around 115 technical sessions and 30 workshops. This show was a real chance to get up to date with the current research, rules and regulations within the water quality field and catch up with the latest developments within the industry.
SWIG’s September conference was another event that didn’t disappoint, with the topic of discussion being the importance of good quality data….something we champion on a daily basis!
The SWIG workshop aimed to investigate the impact of poor data quality, the processes currently in place to assure data quality, best industry practice and how research and innovation will shape future data management.
Today’s water control centers face significant challenges in delivering improvements to customer service, the environment and cost efficiency, particularly in moving from reactive to more proactive management of service impacting issues and further improving compliance and asset optimisation opportunities. This means anticipating performance, condition and cost avoidance opportunities and improving preventative capability, network agility and resilience and achieving calmer (water) networks with fewer interventions. This includes assessing risk in real time and improving co-ordination and control of all system interventions. For this to be achieved there must be a greater focus on ensuring adequate data quality.
ATi UK’s Technical Manager Chris McTear and Utilities Account Manager Vicky Banks were both on hand to demonstrate and discuss how ATi are leading the way in providing customers with the highest quality data in the industry. Our pioneering range of Network Monitors, plus our newly launched SiteBox (the industry’s first portable multi-parameter water quality monitoring, control and policing system) are delivering ground-breaking data to water companies that they have never before had access to….and it it is changing the world of water quality monitoring. Chris and Vicky were able to demonstrate to deligates the impact our smart, intelligent MetriNet is having on the industry, following installations in more than half the UK water companies.
Visitors to the SWIG seminar were also able to check out the latest developments from end users, regulators, researchers and manufacturers of water sensors & related technology.
“It was great to see such a mixture of customers, contractors, suppliers and staff from across the UK and hopefully this is another step toward a new way of thinking and working”, Vicky said.
“Times are changing, the future definitely looks exciting and as always, ATi is committed to continually developing to ensure we provide innovative industry solutions”.
A big thank you to all our customers old and new for joining us at both these events – it was a great opportunity to catch up with you all, to fill you in on ATi’s latest developments and new technologies, discuss process developments and help with your solution and application issues. We look forward to seeing you at all our other forthcoming events, including WWEM in November!