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Xylem Inc., a global water technology provider, has acquired Visenti Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based smart water analytics company that provides a suite of advanced products and services to enable smart management of water networks
Visenti was created out of the SMART research programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is focused on supporting water utilities in monitoring their infrastructure and optimising their operations through advanced analytics.
According to Xylem, its product portfolio is highly complementary to Xylem’s offerings, and targets the growing challenge of non-revenue water loss – treated drinking water lost due to leaks, theft or other causes.
According to the World Bank, the global estimate of physical water loss is 32bn cu/m annually, half of which takes place in developing countries. Throughout the Middle East, where water is scarce, the need to manage non-water revenue and protect the limited resources available is important. Addressing non-revenue water will help regional utilities improve service, reduce energy consumption and increase their resiliency to climate change. More importantly, water saved could be used to help increase the economic competitiveness of water-restrained countries.
Steve Leung, senior V-P and president, Emerging Markets, Xylem Inc., said, “With Visenti, we have acquired a strategically valuable asset to strengthen Xylem’s offering in systems intelligence solutions, focusing on non-revenue water. Together, we will be able to help customers around the world solve one of their most significant and costly water challenges.”
Visenti’s products include real-time leak detection, identification of pipe network assets at risk of failure, operational simulations, meter data analytics and water quality monitoring.