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Israeli water management company TaKaDu has announced a partnership with Spain’s FCC Aqualia water management company in a project to deploy the TaKaDu solution which will be used to detect inefficiencies in water distribution systems, provide an integrated management layer, and thereby improve the service offered to citizens.
After FCC Aqualia’s technical teams conducted an analysis, a test city in Southern Spain was chosen for the initial phase of the partnership, in which the solution is expected to provide better operational decision making and early warnings on network
Inefficiencies. The early warning notifications would reduce the loss of water and increase the efficiency of the city’s distribution network.
FCC Aqualia said that it decided to partner with TaKaDu as part of its long-term goal of responsible innovation. In addition to improving water quality and enhancing sustainability efforts among its networks.
The company’s General Manager, Félix Parra, said that it, “is dedicated to optimizing its water distribution systems, minimizing water, energy and other losses which directly impact the company’s ability to manage operational costs and successfully serve our customers. We want TaKaDu’s software to become a central solution that could provide us with a birds’ eye view of our multiple distribution systems. I believe that with TaKaDu, we will be able to improve our customer service across our networks.”
Amir Peleg, the founder and CEO of Takadu, said of the collaboration, “We are very proud to have FCC Aqualia as a new customer. It is a great honor for us to work with such a leading international group. We look forward to helping them further improve their customer service, and create a long term global partnership.”
Last October Takadu raised $6 million in capital from 3M and other investors.
At the time Peleg said, “We consider 3M as an important strategic investor and partner on the basis of its focus on locating problems and the replacement of old water pipes, its outstanding reputation in infrastructure protection products, and position as a global leader in innovation. Following the strategic investment by ABB in TaKaDu last year, we are very pleased with the opportunity to add a high-quality strategic investor like 3M to the companies backing us.”
FCC Aqualia is the water management company of FCC, one of Europe’s leading organizations that provide citizen services. It operates in more than 1, 100 municipalities, more than 200 drinking water treatment plants and more than 300 waste water treatment plants in 17 countries.
Based in Yehud, Israel and founded in 2009, TaKaDu is a global leader in Water Network Management, allowing utilities to improve network efficiency and make smart short and long-term planning decisions. Using advanced statistical and mathematical algorithms, TaKaDu harnesses the power of multiple data sources generated by utilities, translating their raw data into actionable insights.
The TaKaDu solution transforms the way water networks are operated and managed, from the analysts monitoring the network for leakage, flow, pressure and water quality issues to the management teams identifying challenges, maximizing resources, and making OPEX and CAPEX decisions. The solution is a cloud-based, rapidly implemented service requiring no physical changes to the network.
The company’s Software-as-a-Service solution for water utilities provides alerts, reports and real-time insights about water distribution network events. Continuous raw network data is securely sent to the TaKaDu server, which then pre-processes the data, detects anomalies, and classifies events by type. This information is then presented to utility personnel in an easy-to-use web interface, as well as via other communication channels such as email and SMS.
Takadu also has offices in Australia, England and Singapore.