Data utilization at finnish water and wastewater utilities: Current practices vs. state of the art

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Utilities Policy, ISSN: 0957-1787, Vol: 45, Page: 69-75

Publication Year:
2017
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DOI:
10.1016/j.jup.2017.02.002
Author(s):
Jukka SirkiƤ; Tuija Laakso; Suvi Ahopelto; Ossi Ylijoki; Jari Porras; Riku Vahala
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
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Business, Management and Accounting; Social Sciences; Environmental Science
article description
This paper analyses the current role of data assets and information systems at water and wastewater utilities in a context where most utilities are small to medium sized. Special focus is put on big data and open data, and existing information systems for their management. Based on a survey and the available literature, we conclude that water utilities could benefit from developing their data assets, and that increasing amounts of data will require utilities build in-house competencies related to management, technology, and security.