SWAN Digital Twin H2O Work Group

The goal of the Digital Twin Work Group is to develop a common strategy for adopting Digital Twin technology by bringing together global water leaders from utilities, solution providers, engineering firms, government, and academia.  Digital Twin solutions can help increase utility operational efficiency, saving billions of dollars and improving water quality on a global basis. 

Join 3rd SWAN Digital Twin Workshop!

Join us for the 3rd SWAN Digital Twin Workshop on July 21st, 2020 now taking place virtually, directly preceding the SWAN 10th Annual Conference.

Registration is FREE. Click below to save your spot. 

NEW SWAN Digital Twin Architecture!

Developed by the SWAN Digital Twin Holistic Architecture Subgroup, this new architecture conveys the different components that comprise a Digital Twin in a water/wastewater system from the physical system to user experience. Click the image below to enlarge and download the architecture diagram

SWAN Digital Twin Architecture

Digital Twin – Water Systems Definition:

Digital Twin is a disruptive technology that provides a virtual/digital representation of both the elements and the dynamics of a water plant or system. If implemented properly, Digital Twin can influence the design, build and operation of the system throughout its life cycle (design-build-operate) and help optimise operation through informed insights. In other words, it is a dynamic software model (hydraulic model + ML) of the physical plant/system based on real-time continuous calibration.

– Collin J. Parris, VP of Software, GE – “A living model that drives outcomes”

Work Group Structure 

The SWAN Digital Twin H2O Work Group is co-chaired by Gigi Karmous-Edwards (Karmous-Edwards Consulting), Colby Manwaring (Innovyze) & Andreu Fargas (Consorci Aigues de Tarragona)

The Work Group is open for free to be an “Observer Member” and receive Group updates. SWAN Members can also become “Active Members” and collaborate to develop a common Digital Twin strategy for global water utilities. The Work Group is divided into two subgroups: (1) Holistic Architecture; and (2) Outcomes and Applications. Please sign up in the contact form below if you are interested in becoming an “Active” or “Observer” Member in the Work Group. 

Active Members 

clean water services
DC Water

Past Workshops

2nd SWAN Digital Twin Workshop

On Nov. 6th, 2019, the SWAN Digital Twin H2O Work Group held its 2nd Workshop at Aquatech Amsterdam showcasing progressive utility and industry leaders’ approaches to implementing Digital Twins, as well as interactive roundtables covering topics on holistic architecture and achieving tangible outcomes.

1st SWAN Digital Twin Workshop

On May 14th, 2019, the SWAN Digital Twin H2O Work Group held its 1st Workshop in Miami in conjunction with the SWAN 2019 Conference, bringing together global water leaders to develop a common understanding of Digital Twin technology and utility implementation practices.

SWAN Digital Twin H20 Inquiry

Please sign up below if you are interested in taking a lead role as an “Active Member” (only for SWAN Members) or becoming an “Observer Member” (receiving updates), and we will follow-up with more details. 

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