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

Jukka Sirkiä*, Tuija Laakso, Suvi Ahopelto, Ossi Ylijoki, Jari Porras, Riku Vahala

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Abstract

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
JournalUTILITIES POLICY
Volume45
Early online date2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

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

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