DEWA’s Water Smart Distribution Management System enhances efficiency of water network monitoring

DEWA’s Water Smart Distribution Management System enhances efficiency of water network monitoring

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Water Smart Distribution Management System plays a vital role in improving its field operations related to around-the-clock monitoring and remote controlling of the water distribution network in Dubai.

This maintains DEWA’s excellence as it has one of the lowest percentages of water network losses worldwide. The system has increased the number of fully monitored devices for measuring water flow from 9 in 2020 to 93 devices in 2022 and increased the number of fully monitored valves from 4 to 31, fully monitored valves for planned shutdown from 7 to 50, and the number of devices for network configuration, reservoir level control and water pressure from 2 to 21 devices.

The Water Smart Distribution Management System increases the visibility and management of the water distribution network. It also improves the automation and efficiency of operations and the reliability of water supplies, asset management and sustainability, increasing the accountability of water resources. It also largely contributes to improving water balance and updating the hydraulic stimulation data for the network every day.

“We are committed to achieving the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to continue developing a world-class infrastructure that supports the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036 and Dubai’s comprehensive vision for the sustainability of water resources as part of the Dubai Integrated Water Resource Management Strategy 2030, which focuses on enhancing water resources and using cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions. We continue to develop innovative, proactive solutions, relying on our advanced smart network and the latest technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world, enhance customer happiness, and maintain DEWA’s position as one of the most innovative utilities in the world. DEWA achieved substantial savings in developing the water network to promote its effectiveness and reliability as well as raise the water flow to meet the comprehensive development needs according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency. DEWA’s results surpass major European and American utilities in several key performance indicators. In 2022, water network losses were also reduced to 4.5% compared to around 15% in North America,”

said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“The Water Smart Distribution Management System has a centralised around-the-clock system for remote control and monitoring, as well as innovative smart equipment and systems. The system also uses Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) installed at interconnections between the transmission and distribution pipelines. In addition, it is linked with advanced water SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition) and hydraulic-management systems. The system will improve fault location and isolation, leading to lower costs,”

said Abdullah Obaidullah, Executive Vice President of Water and Civil at DEWA.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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