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  • AI, ML, and sensors: Texas Water is a good measure of the water industry at large

    Buckle your seatbelts, tighten your ball valves, and lock down your manholes because we’re about to explore the developments in the water industry that happened at Texas Water 2024. Now, with an introduction like that you might be wondering: What’s so great about a regional water conference, and why should I read a blog post…


  • Autodesk is integrating VAPAR AI image analysis into Info360 Asset with new technology preview

    We are excited to announce that Autodesk is integrating VAPAR AI image analysis into Info360 Asset, offering our customers a powerful, automated solution for their inspection review process. With this integration, Info360 Asset users will be able to use VAPAR’s industry-trusted AI image analysis technology directly within their existing Info360 Asset workflow if they have a VAPAR subscription. This…


  • Autodesk InfoDrainage integrates Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning Deluge tool 

    Every built thing in the world has a drainage plan. From housing developments to commercial properties to roads and railways – each of these unique engineering projects requires resilient stormwater infrastructure and sustainable drainage design. For much of human history, engineers and builders took a more rudimentary path towards drainage: dig holes, oversize pipes and canals,…


  • InfoDrainage 2024.4: Machine Learning, results migration with Civil 3D, speed improvements

    The Autodesk InfoDrainage team has built in some fantastic new features into InfoDrainage 2024.4, including intelligent machine learning deluge, results mapping with Civil 3D, and speed and scalability improvements. In this post, we’ll walk through what these improvements mean for you, and how you can stay up to date with our product roadmap, webinars, and drainage…


  • Training AI to SWMM: Can AI help predict sewer flows?

    Artificial intelligence appears on the cusp of transforming industries and changing lives at a pace we have never seen before. By analyzing vast amounts of data from sensors and other sources, AI algorithms can detect patterns and make predictions that were previously impossible. This allows us as water professionals to solve complex water problems and…


  • WEFTEC chat: Easier ways to get data into your system

    Models love data. And, therefore, water modelers love data, too. But they sometimes face challenges with getting information into their water system before being able to organize and utilize it.   As Solutions Architect Javier Cantu told WaterOnline’s Angela Godwin at WEFTEC recently, “only around 5-20% of data being collected is being utilized for decision-making…


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    AI for water: 10 ways AI is changing the water industry

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its mark on the water industry, powering intelligent operations using machine learning to optimize resource use and operational budgets for organizations.


  • A day in the life with predictive control

    In water treatment, a lot of our daily decisions depend on variables that are constantly changing. What the weather is like, whether a pump is out of service and –  perhaps most importantly –  the characteristics of influent waters. Adverse events usually require us to operate our systems in unusual ways. Naturally, our risk-averse instincts may…