Past, present and future of digital twins for water supply

IWA, Digital Water Programme Digitalisation of the Water sector

Target Audience

Practitioners, utilities, students, engineers


This webinar was organised by the members of the IWA Digital Water Programme‘s Steering Committee.

Thank you to all the attendees who joined our recent webinar for an examination of the term “digital twin” and its impact on water supply systems. While recognised in various industries, there is ongoing debate and uncertainty surrounding its definition and practical applications. Throughout the webinar, the speakers addressed these debates surrounding the definition and scope of digital twins for water distribution. The speakers also explored the challenges faced and lessons learned by industry pioneers who had utilised digital twins for water management optimisation, as well as the anticipated prospects and potential evolution of digital twins, providing pragmatic insights into how this technology may have impacted future practices.

Whether you are a seasoned professional in the water industry or simply curious about the practicalities of digital twins, we extend our gratitude for your participation. Your presence made this webinar a valuable opportunity to gain insights from experts in digital twin technology. Thank you, and we hope to see you again in future events! You can rewatch the webinar via the video above!

Presentation slides

Master Slides (excluding Pilar’s presentation):

Pilar’s Presentation:

Relevant reading materials

Learning Objectives

After the session, participants should now be able to:

  • Grasp the concept of a digital twin
  • Comprehend the practical application of digital twin technology for water supply through real case studies
  • Understand the future prospects and potential advancements in this technology