December 2, 2020 DataDigitalisationTechnology

Digital Water: The role of Instrumentation in Digital Transformation

Report author: Oliver Grievson, Technical Lead at Z-Tech Control Systems

The concept of the Digital Transformation, especially in the Water Industry, includes a broad range of techniques and methods that can be used to allow the industry to operate with more efficiency and to make decisions based upon a more informed way of working.

The aim of this white paper is to highlight the crucial role that the right instrumentation has in improving situational awareness and in facilitating informed decision-making. The case studies included were selected to demonstrate simple and more complex uses of instrumentation and how these can be used to realise immediate benefits for the water sector.

Image: The instrumentation life-cycle, © IWA 2020


IWA Digital Water Programme. This paper is a part of a series of white papers under the IWA Digital Water Programme, which aims to generate and share knowledge on digitalisation of the water industry. The Programme acts as a catalyst for innovation, knowledge and best practice; and provides a platform to share experiences and promote leadership in transitioning to digital water solutions. By sharing experiences on the drivers and pathways to digital transformation in the water industry, the programme is consolidating lessons and guidance for water utilities to start or continue to build their journey towards digitalisation.

Learn more about the IWA Digital Water Programme.