How technology is helping to improve water management

Water is considered to be one of the most essential resources on Earth, and yet it is also one of the most undervalued. Therefore, the importance of water as a resource needs to be taken into consideration with attention given towards how it is sourced, treated, and distributed.

By integrating IoT with the water management process, operators can be warned faster of potential process issues, detect leaks more easily and improve distribution.

Watch our Spark Spotlight webinar where Nish Dogra, Smart Network Lead of Watercare Services Limited, shares learnings of how IoT smart solutions are improving water management to boost efficient use of this precious resource.

Nish is joined by Gerhard Loots, CEO of Kallipr, who gives insights into how the IoT devices are configured, installed and deployed at scale across water infrastructure. 

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday 22 March 2023.


Water IoT webinar

About the speakers

About Nish Dogra

Nish is an accomplished engineering professional with over nine years experience in the water industry. He has been working with Watercare for over seven years in multiple roles as Water Network Engineer, Special Projects Engineer, Senior Network Planner, Smart Waters Specialist and currently Smart Network Lead.

Nish has successfully delivered multiple smart technology pilot projects and has been involved in delivering the largest AMI project in New Zealand which incorporates over 4,500 commercial customer meters and 44,000 residential smart meters. He has also acted as a key Subject Matter Expert (SME) to create end-to-end Smart Metering infrastructure processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

About Gerhard Loots

Gerhard is recognised as a thought leader in IoT and digitisation after many years of leading and transforming businesses across multiple industries. He excels at bridging the gap between commercial product development and technical understanding. This helps to strategically identify and deliver growth initiatives leveraging digitisation to generate new business value.

Prior to joining Kallipr in 2021, he held the Global Head of IoT position at Telstra, where his team established software product development, acquired new capabilities, established international relevance, won multiple industry awards and drove growth in excess of industry. He also served as a member of the GSMA’s global IoT steering group and as a non-executive director of MTData.


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