Sydney’s water embraces Israeli technology

December 9, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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A new association between an Israeli company and Sydney Water may pose a problem for BDS supporters in need of a shower or a coffee!TAKADU Israeli company TaKaDu has signed a one year contract with Sydney Water to assist in conserving water and to increase the efficiency of the authority’s network

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’s 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.”

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One Response to “Sydney’s water embraces Israeli technology”
  1. Eleonora Mostert says:

    Send TaKaDu to Tamworth and region. They need all the help they can get.

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