Expressions of Interest have recently closed for an exciting flagship pilot program to trial new, emerging, or existing intelligent water & wastewater network platforms that may be fully implemented into the Victorian water industry in the future.
The IWN Executive Group has invited the private sector to submit proposals to trial new, emerging or existing technologies that could improve the water industry’s operational services and efficiency.
IWN is looking for products, tools or systems that are highly flexible, adaptive and intuitive to help the water industry make the best economic asset decisions now, while also ‘future-proofing’ our communities.
Proposals are to include:
• Full details of the technology/product
• A methodology and plan (including resourcing) for incorporating that product into a water corporation's operation
• The commercial arrangements for trial
• Potential use of that product on a ‘business as usual’ basis if proved successful.
Assistant Program Director Rowan Keeble says there was a significant level of interest in the EOI with more than a dozen companies keen to discuss the opportunity further. Assessment of the EOIs will commence shortly with a partnership (or partnerships) to be in place by May 2016.