Member Research

SWAN members lead the industry in cutting-edge research – take a look below to learn more. 

Integrating AMI with Internal Practices to Detect and Reduce Water Loss


Using AMI to 
Reduce Apparent and Real Water Loss

From 2017-2018, the Gwinnett County Dept. of Water Resources implemented a pilot project with Jacobs to integrate AMI for flow monitoring, hydrant pressure sensors, cellular communications, and advanced data analytics to detect and reduce water loss The EPA then evaluated the distribution system security. View Report 

Effective water loss control requires a multi-step process, including water audit, component analysis and intervention. Each of these control phases is data heavy, requires accuracy, and can be labor intensive. This white paper covers how advanced metering infrastructure can help water utilities gain control of water losses. Download Paper

The Role of ICT in Designing and Planning Infrastructure

Understanding and Proactively Managing Non-Revenue Water

This report examines case studies from South Australia Water, Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, and City of Bend Oregon to demonstrate how data-driven solutions can support network performance and operation by ensuring that providers around the world make the most informed and optimal decisions. Download Paper

Non-Revenue Water is a global problem that results in  large volumes of water being lost. There are many different approaches to mapping the extent of the problem and to how it can be reduced. Often however, the complexity is underestimated due to different types of water loss, each of which needs to be dealt with differently. Download Paper

Removing the Barriers to Efficient Water Leakage Management

Integrated Event Management

A long-term response to addressing water leakage should involve a comprehensive approach that includes all utility departments. This white paper offers recommendations for how water companies can leverage existing technologies to enable a more sustainable model for longer-term, efficient water leakage management. Download Paper

This white paper proposes a new paradigm for water Event Management drawn from other industries focusing on Asset Management, Customer Relationship Management and the missing layer, “Integrated Event Management.”  Download Paper

The Digital Water Utility

The digital water utility arises from recent and ongoing technological advances, which are radically changing utilities’ capabilities, providing an overview of the entire distribution network, all the way to the consumer. Download Paper


Water 20/20: Bringing Smart Water Networks into Focus

Smart water networks can save utilities across the globe up to $12.5 billion a year according to research commissioned by Sensus. Download Report