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

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Research units

  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Saimaa University of Applied Sciences


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.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
Early online date2017
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Big data, Information systems, Open data, Water and wastewater utilities

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